Energising Sun BreathOct 07, 2021
Overcome the afternoon slump!
Let me introduce you to Sun Breaths - a pranayama practice where we gently block the left nostril and then take long, slow inhales and exhales through the right nostril. This breath is a Nadhi Shodhana where each round is through the right nostril.
Sun breath relates to pingala nadi which is our masculine channel. (Nadi is the Sanskrit word for a channel or tube. Pingala is one of three important channels in the body).
Every Ten Minute Miracle practice is designed to help you re-set, unwind and reduce stress in 10 minutes or less. So there's no excuse - you can fit this into your day. (This one is only 5 minutes long).
When pingala nadi is activated, as it is during Sun Breaths, we experience a stimulating and heating effect. As this breath warms us it creates energy in the body. And although it is stimulating is also has a calming effect on the mind - perhaps helping us make better decisions. On a physical level this breath helps to stretch the spine due to our upright posture and the focused breath expanding and contracting the body.
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*Please note that you should cease doing anything that causes pain, discomfort, dizziness or lightheadedness. Use your common sense when practicing any physical movements , seated practices, or meditations.
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