Much like other breath techniques, Nadi Shodhana fills the body with fresh oxygen, but has a cooling effect, unlike Breath of Fire or Lions Breath, which heats the body and increases energy levels. The most noticeable benefit of Nadi Shodhana Pranayama is its effects on the mind.
We all know how to breathe. It’s something that occurs automatically, spontaneously and naturally, without any real thought needed to achieve it. It may therefore seem a little odd that this article is centered entirely on how to breathe!
Everything we do affects our biology, be it eating, exercising, sleeping … or breathing.
When we are under pressure, thinking stressful thoughts, we make ourselves tighter and more tense by inhaling longer than we’re exhaling. Learn to Exhale
Most of us have probably experienced feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed out, worried and fearful. Whether you experience these emotions situationally, or are dealing with the symptoms of clinical anxiety, yoga can be a quiet retreat from the constant barrage of negative thoughts, somatic symptoms and overwhelming emotions that accompany any level of stress.
The universal principle of energy or force, responsible for the body’s life, heat and maintenance, prana is the sum total of all energy that is manifest in the universe. Read the full article …