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Alternate nostril breathing - Nadi Shodhana or for the scientists here: Ionisation

The right nostril functions as a chamber for positive ions, the left nostril for the negative ones.  


HOW TO - SEATED⁣

1. Make sure your spine is straight and your heart is open.

2. Relax your left palm comfortably into your lap and bring your right hand just in front of your face.

3. With your right hand, bring your index finger and middle finger to rest between your eyebrows. The fingers we’ll be actively using are the thumb and ring finger.

4. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out through your nose.

5. Close your right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale through the left nostril slowly and steadily.

6. Close the left nostril with your ring finger and open your right nostril.

7. Release the breath slowly through the right side.

Inhale through the right side slowly.

8. Open your left nostril and release the breath slowly through the left side.

9. Repeat 5-10 cycles, allowing your mind to follow your inhales and exhales.

10. Finish by exhaling on the left side and inhaling with both nostrils.





BENEFITS⁣

⁣🔸Brings the mind to a state of balance and calm

🔸Helps bring focus and clarity



DURING PREGNANCY

🔸1st trimester: calming when feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and excitement

🔸2nd trimester: ease the emotional swoops and bring focus and clarity.

🔸3rd trimester: helps prepare for birth by balancing emotional responses.


MORE ON IONISATION

Oriental and Hindu physiologists state that with every inhalation through the right nostril, a positive electrical current flows down the right side of the spine.                                


With every inhalation through the left nostril, a negative electrical current flows down the left side of the spine.                                


The dominant breathing patterns changes from side to side about every 20 minutes.                                



This switching from right to left inhalation is one of the body's way of keeping its negative and positive polarities balanced.        

                        

When one nostril is clogged, the ionisation is thrown out of balance. This affects midline balance, centring and functional balance between the cerebral hemispheres, leaving the way open for dyslexic response patterns.    

                            

The Earth, being negatively charged, attracts positive ions and repels negative so that the ratio is 5:4 (positive:negative) in the countryside.      

                          

Friction, like walking on synthetic carpet, increases positive ions.

Water drops fracturing increase negative ions, hence the attraction of the surf and waterfalls.

Lack of vegetation decreases negative ions and asphalt and concrete increase positive ions.                                


OTHER WAY TO INCREASE NEGATIVE IONS

🔸Walk in nature

🔸Himalayan salt candle

🔸Air purifier

🔸Green plants


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