- fighting chronic fatigue syndrome
- bettering blood circulation
- tuning up endocrine glands
- promoting digestion
- facilitating well-being while aging
This training type, as well as "Harmony" and "Power", is derived from Pranayama, an ancient Vedic technique of breathing gymnastics, and is translated from Sanskrit as "Back and forth", or "Alternate nostrils".
It is considered to be the first stage of Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.
In Prana Breath this training type is adapted even for people that don't practice Yoga and/or don't have much time for practice but still need its effect.
Setting the training
- Download this pattern if you don't have it yet.
- Choose this pattern in Training tab or Control tab.
- Set the optimal training complexity so the training brings you joy, yet doesn't seem too easy. Use the options in Control tab and/or Dynamic tab to adjust all parameters.
- Choose the comfortable position.
- Empty your lungs, breathing out with effort, with your right nostril closed.
- Make a full inhaling ("Inhale") though your left nostril.
- Alternate nostrils, so you exhale through the right nostril.
- Inhale through your right nostril.
- Then close your right nostril, and exhale through the left one.
- Keep breathing, alternating nostrils, till the end of your training session, following the breath method indicator.
- After you're done, you might take some time for meditating and contemplating yourself.
How long should I train? How can I combine this pattern with another? Should I always inhale through my nose?
If you have such or other questions, please look through the FAQ page.