Calm the mind and boost mood in minutes: “I love to share this breathing technique because it is easy, portable, and has so many proven benefits. Enjoy!” says energy healing expert and author Alison Kay, Ph.D.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
1 Place second and third fingers of right hand on either side of bridge of nose, between eyebrows.
2 Extend thumb and pinkie finger.
3 Use thumb to close off right nostril.
4 Inhale slowly and fully through left nostril. Pause.
5 Use pinkie to close off left nostril, removing thumb from right nostril.
6 Exhale slowly and fully through right nostril.
7 Leaving hands exactly as they are, inhale through right nostril. Pause.
8 Use thumb to close off right nostril, removing pinkie off left nostril.
9 Exhale slowly and fully through left nostril.
Repeat steps five through nine 10 times, once per day.