RELAXATION THROUGH ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING! – WENDY BLANCHARD, M.S., CHHC

 

DID YOU KNOW?…

Origin: Hinduism

Translation: “Channel purifying”

“What It Is: Similar to kundalini, pranayama is a type of meditative practice that involves controlled breathing, turning your focus to your body and finding balance internally. Nadi shodhana, or alternate nostril yoga breathing (ANYB), is the technique of breathing through one nostril at a time while closing the other nostril manually, to alternate breathing and airflow. According to a study published in December 2017 in Medical Science Monitor Basic Research, ANYB significantly reduced blood pressure and increased alertness. The study showed that systolic blood pressure, the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart beats, dramatically decreased in participants after 18 minutes of ANYB practice. They were also able to perform a vigilance task in less time.

Additionally, ANYB has been shown to have a balancing effect on the right and left hemispheres of the brain, according to research in the International Journal of Psychophysiology.”

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Breathing is the most accessible way of intervening with our physiology in real time!

Sat Nam,

Wendy

 

Wendy Blanchard, M.S., INHC, NYCPS