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Nadishodhan Pranayama

Nadishodhan Pranayama is also known as the alternate nostril breathing technique. Nadi in Sanskrit means “flow” and the word Shodhan means purification. Inputs: Sarvesh Shashi – Founder and CEO – Zorba Yoga.

Nadishodhan Pranayama – Method:

  1. Sit relaxed in any sitting position. Just focus on your natural breath for a few minutes.
  2. Raise the right hand, place the forefinger and the middle finger at the center of the eyebrow. (Pranayama Mudra)
  3. Shut the right nostril (nadi) with the right thumb and breathe through the left nadi (left nostril) – one breath at twenty counts. The breath should be slightly deeper than the normal ones and directed into the abdomen.
  4. Open the right nadi (right nostril) and shut the left nadi with the ring finger.
  5. Breathe through the right nadi at twenty counts, such that the breath is slightly deeper than the normal ones and directed into the abdomen.
  6. Place your hand on the knee and observe the conventional flow of breath.
  7. Repeat this 10 to 20 times with each nostril.

Nadishodhan is a blood purifying technique. It calms, rejuvenates and relieves stress.

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