Pranayama: Alternate Nostril breathing practice

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Alternate nostril breathing: balancing the body

Pranayama is an ancient technique used to improve the quality of our breathing and, ultimately, of our lives.

Respiration fuels the burning of oxygen and glucose, producing energy to power every muscular contraction, glandular secretion and mental process.

In modern society, most people breathe incorrectly, using only a small part of their lung capacity.

Rhythmic, deep and slow respiration stimulates and is stimulated by calm & content states of mind.

Irregular breathing disrupts the rhythms of the brain and leads to physical, emotional and mental blocks. These bring about inner conflicts, an unbalanced personality, a disordered lifestyle and diseases.

Pranayama establishes regular breathing patterns, breaking this negative cycle and reversing the debilitating process. It does so by giving us control of the breath and re­-establishing the natural, relaxed rhythms of body and mind.

In this video you will learn how to safely practice the Alternate Nostril breathing technique & will practice a sequence of 5 cycles that can be used first thing in the morning or in the evening as part of your healthy routine.

If you want more information on the importance of Pranayama, read more on our article “Pranayama the art & science of breathing

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Andrea Cristofoletto

Andrea Cristofoletto is a certified Yoga Teacher and has been studying the ancient science of yoga in India under the guidance of Sri Yogacharya Lalit Kumar from the Himalayan Tradition.
He has deepened his knowledge on the therapeutic use of asana, pranayama, chanting, meditation and kriya techniques under the wise guidance of Ratheesh Kumar Atmaram.
He has a BSc in Foreign Languages – Business Communication Specialist and graduated with a thesis on the socio-economic importance of the hemp fibre throughout history. Andrea has gained his experience through direct training in hemp fields practising organic agriculture.

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