Pranayama to restore balance

I first learned about pranayama while working with an ayurvedic practitioner. Pranayama is breath work.  It is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the life force.” Alternate nostril breathing is a pranayama that I use often.  I always feel more relaxed and balanced afterwards.

Did you know that we don’t breathe equally through both nostrils? We tend to favor either the left or right nostril.  The left nostril is for calming and the right is for energy.

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