The last few days, I have felt the pressure of life gradually dragging me down. I feel stuck, anxious, frustrated. It happens to all of us. Before letting it drown me, I choose to show up for myself, acknowledging where I am energetically.
Stop, ground, find presence, and breathe, breathe, breathe.
Alternate nostril breathing (Nadi sodhana) heals and balances. No matter what energy is rolling around in your body, this practice is incredible.
From an Ayurvedic perspective nostrils control different aspects of the self. The right is connected to attentiveness, masculine, yang, hot, sun energy. The left is associated with relaxation, feminine, yin, cool, moon energy. Balancing both polarities leads to a grounded state of presence.
To begin, sit in your unique meditation seat, outside, if it is available. Perhaps play soothing music or nature sounds. Soften your gaze, eyes fully or partially closed. Inhale and exhale deeply, settling in.
Choose your thumb and one other finger. Place your thumb over the right nostril, inhaling deeply through the left. Close both nostrils, retaining the breath for a few seconds. Open the right nostril, exhaling completely. Inhale deeply through the right. Close both nostrils for a few seconds, and open the left with an exhale. Continue for 5-10 minutes.
As you come to a close, release both nostrils, inhaling and exhaling normally for at least one minute. Gradually come back to your surroundings. Feel the fresh, new energy swirling within. Bow in gratitude for taking this precious time to yourself 🙏
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