Many moons ago in Vietnam I spent time with a hill tribe in Sapa, one of the most beautiful places I have been blessed to visit. I was introduced here to alternate nostril breathing late at night under what I can only describe as a sky full to the brim with stars - one of those memories that forever stays with you.Over the years I have drifted back to this breathing technique at different stages and I have to say it is my favourite, it is deeply relaxing and fulfilling with a sense of calm at the same time. It is really excellent for any feelings of unease or anxiety.
Have a read below and take some time out to give it a go
The Technique : Nadi Shodhan Pranayama Yoga
it upright with your back erect and shoulders relaxed. Keep a gentle smile on your face, relax your cheeks and face muscles.
The following are specific yoga poses for relaxation and rest – the Childs Pose, the Pigeon, Savasana and my favourite one is the Prayer salute. For more dynamic poses try the Half Sun Salute, Warrior lunge, high lunge and dynamic standing twist. Any of these poses are very easy to follow and would be a great addition to your daily routine.
There are many YouTube videos and websites which demonstrate this technique, so please Google to see a demonstration.
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