Alternate Nostril Breathing
Alternate nostril breathing relaxes and calms the mind and cleanses your lungs. Yoga breathing exercises promote relaxation and well-being.
If stress is getting the better of you and you want to achieve a calmer emotional state with less reactivity and more control, then this breathing exercise is beneficial.
The ancient yogis believed that regulating breathing promoted control of mind.
This breathing exercise is a useful tool to have in your stress management arsenal.
I find that a few minutes of this nostril breathing exercise gives me more control and enables me to regulate my emotions.
While yoga breathing exercises take some practice it has a relaxing and calming effect on the mind and body.
Alternate nostril breathing
Here are some simple steps to perform this nostril breathing exercise:
A tip for this breathing exercise is to try to visualize the air moving into and out of the lungs.
With practice this yoga breathing exercise can be used as a relaxation technique.
There are a number of other deep breathing exercises that are helpful for stress relief. These include:
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