Balancing Breath

Each week we are be exploring a restorative yoga pose or breathing technique with images/video and tips.  Check in at Lacuna Loft on Wednesdays to anchor your week with peace, grounding + community (and don’t forget to join the dialogue all week long by posting comments).  Excited to journey together!

Check out this video for instructions in Nadi Shodhana, a yoga breath exercise (pranayama).  Alternating nostrils while breathing in and out through the nose brings a sense of balance and calm in the body, mind, and emotions.  And, I just read (in Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Claudia Welch) that this technique can bring balance to our hormones as well!  Just another reason to take 5 minutes a day to give the gift of healing to your body.  Give it a try and let us know what you experience.

See you next week!

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(Quick explanation if you can’t watch a video right now: Breathe in and out through your nose.  Center yourself and breath deeply and evenly.  Bring your right hand up and spread your fingers out.  Bring the pointer and middle fingers together and bend them to your palm.  Bring the pinky finger alongside the ring finger.  Bring your hand up, palm facing the nose.  Press your thumb to block your right nostril and then switch and bring your ring finger to block your left nostril.  Play with that coordination.  

Then, inhale fully and put the thumb to the right nostril, exhale out the left.  Inhale through the left nostril and switch fingers to exhale on the right.  Continue like this (inhale, switch, exhale… inhale, switch, exhale) for 5 minutes.  Notice how your body feels after directing it towards balance.)