Breathing techniques for Balance

Breathing techniques can work wonders for emotional balance. Calming the mind, helping to add perspective and understanding to your emotions – follow our simple breathing techniques to aid a quiet and rejuvenated mind:

For Balance

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with your spine straight
  2. Take the first two fingers of your right hand (the index and middle finger) and bend them in to the palm of your hand
  3. Using the right hand, place your ring finger on the left nostril to completely block the air passage on the left side
  4. Inhale through your right nostril
  5. Block the right nostril with your thumb, and exhale through the left nostril
  6. Keeping the right nostril blocked, inhale through the left nostril
  7. Block the left nostril with your ring finger, and exhale through the right nostril
  8. Repeat the sequence 7 times

For more detailed breathing rituals visit Expertise for Is your Breathing Right?

Caro Dooling

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