Monday, August 3, 2015

Clean Your Breath And So Your Mind And Nerves

Cleansing Your Breath

1 Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in and chest out. Use the thumb of your right hand to block your right nostril. (Keep the other fingers stretched up straight like antennae.) Take 26 long, deep breaths through the left nostril only. Then inhale, hold briefly, and relax. Rest for 2 Minutes. 




2, Use the thumb of your left hand to block your left nostril. (Keep the other fingers stretched up straight like antennae.) Take 26 long, deep breaths through the right nostril only. Then inhale, hold briefly, and relax. Rest for 2 Minutes.



3 Bring your palms together at the center of your chest and begin Breath of Fire. 3 Minutes. Then rest for 2 Minutes.



4, Use the thumb of the right hand to block off the right nostril and inhale long and deep through the left nostril. Use the Jupiter (index) finger of the right hand to block off the left nostril and exhale long and deep through the right nostril. This breath will balance your mind and nerves. Continue to alternate your breath in this way for 3 Minutes or 26 Breaths.

5. Relax your breath and sit meditatively with your eyes closed, feeling completely relaxed but alert. 1 Minute. This short series balances both your blood chemistry and your mental attitude.

When You are Feeling Nervous Or Anxious Lunar Pranayama Can Help You

Soothing: Increasing Lunar Energy

When you are feeling overanxious and nervous, sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Block the right nostril with the thumb of the right hand. Keep the other fingers straight up like antennae. Take 26 long, deep, and complete breaths through the left nostril. Then inhale and relax. This will soothe you and bring you to a calm state.


 

When You are Feeling tired Solar Pranayana Can Help You


Energizing: Increasing Solar Energy

When you are feeling tired, sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine. Block the left nostril with the thumb of the left hand. Keep the other fingers straight up like antennae. Take 26 long, deep, and complete breaths through the right nostril. Then inhale and relax.