Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

             This is another type of Pranayama (Breathing exercise). This is not exactly type of meditation, but it calms the mind and prepare it for meditation.

A couple doing Nadi Shodhana Pranayama on beach sand – Breathing exercise
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

How to do Nadi Shodhana Pranayama ?

            First find a place which is not too noisy and crowded, where you will not get disturbed. Second wear something comfortable clothes. Too tight cloths will distract you.

            For meditation your posture must be comfortable and relax. Seat in comfortable posture or pose. I prefer 'Lotus pose' (Padmasana), ‘Half lotus pose’ and 'Thunder-bolt pose'(Vajrasana) for meditation. Take any Mudra (hand gesture) you like for meditation. I prefer Dhyan mudra and Gyan mudra for meditation. You can meditate sitting on the ground or chair or on Yoga Mat.

            As you seat in comfortable posture and took mudra with your eyes closed, concentrate on your breathing or internal sound like Heart beat. Now don’t take deep breath, your breathing must be at natural depth. Don’t chant any mantra or pray. Stop your thinking and thoughts.

            Now slowly start inhaling and exhaling. By gently pressing your left nostrils with the help of your fingers, breath - in full of your lungs capacity(inhale full). Hold your breath for 3 second and then release left nostril and gently press your right nostril with the help of fingers and breath – out (exhale) slowly. Hold your breath for 3 seconds and repeat again for 10 or 15 times. The important note is take deep breath as you can, up – to your lungs capacity.
Believe me you will feel instantly fresh after doing these breathing exercises for just in 1 minutes.

Note :- You can Meditate anytime - anywhere you want, try to meditate on Yoga Mat.

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