Here we use each other’s noses to block one nostril at a time while we breathe in deeply.
This exercises activates both hemispheres of the brain and rebalances the nervous system. Ancient yogic texts tell us that the right nostril right influences our energy levels and our left nostril influences our emotions.
The Ida and Pingala Nadis are two energy chanels run from your pineal gland to the base of your spine. Alternate nasal breathing helps activate these channels and get our body’s energy moving more efficiently. You can think of this exercise as analogous to single arm dumbbell curls.