Lotus Leaf posture guides
Alternate nostril breathing
The practice of alternate nostril breathing helps to balance the body and mind as well as soothe and calm the nerves, leaving you in a mentally alert but relaxed state. It's a good way to help focus and settle your thinking if your mind is foggy. And it can be helpful in combatting nervousness before a stressful event.
There are hundreds of breathing patterns you can practice. Here we'll focus on a basic one, that still has a delightfully soothing effect.
Blocked up nose? It can be helpful to use an olbas oil inhaler to clear any stuffiness in the nose before you start the practice. Or just have a hankie handie to blow your nose. The traditional option, worth a go, is to give yourself a gentle nasal wash using a neti pot. You can buy them inexpensively on Amazon. A nasal wash is very refreshing!
Alternate nostril breathing ~ step by step
Why practice Alternate Nostril Breathing?