Breathing exercise to feel calm.

With the simple technique that I will be guiding you through, we will balance both the left and right hemisphere. We bring balance to our analitical constant thinking and processing mind, with our relaxed and creative mind.

This technique quickly relieves stress and anxiety and can be done anywhere, seated.

If you start to feel dizzy or nasea, you are not doing the practice right and should stop right away.

People with deep blocked nostrils, low blood pressure or asthma and other chronic breathing related diseases should not practice this breathing exercise.

Let’s start this practice.

  • Sit in a comfortable seated position, maybe with your spine supported.
  • Try not to lay down.
  • Close your eyes, or focus your eyes on a point infront of you that does not move.
  • Bring your right hand into Vishnu mudra, closing your middle and ring finger, while stretching your tumb, index finger and pinky.
  • If you’re unsure just look at the picture above, or continue this practice with your tumb and pinky finger.
  • Close your right nostril with your right tumb and inhale slowly through the left nostril.
  • Close the left nostril with your index/pinky finger and breath out through the right nostril.
  • Breath in to the right nostril
  • And close the right nostril with your tumb and breath out through the left nostril.
  • Breath in to the left nostril,
  • And close the left nostril and breath out through the right nostril.

When you have done 5 rounds of each, bring your right hand down and breathe through both nostrils. When you feel ready you can start the next round.

Continue this practice for 2-5 minutes.

Try to start off slowly with a few minutes, and 5 seconds inhale/ exhale. When you feel more calm you can extend your inhale/exhale to 7 seconds. Try to keep them the same length as we are trying to balance our brain hemisphere.

Try to write down how you feel after this practise. Do you feel more balanced, do you feel relaxed?

Notice and write down how you feel. This way we can become more intune with our feelings and with our body. Which helps us to create a more balanced life naturally.

If this practice has helped you, please share this blog with some friends or family so that we can help more people.

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