Time 5-10 minutes
EXERCISE 1 : ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING.
The purpose of this exercise is to release tension and balance the breath and body, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. It also helps the interconnections of the right and left hemispheres, the sun and moon energies.
Sit comfortably upright in a chair with you feet firmly on the ground. Take a few deep gentle breaths, letting go for now, of all other concerns. Take your right hand and use your thumb to cover your right nostril.
Breathe in slowly through your left nostril, bringing the breath all the way up from the sole of your left foot to the top of your head for a few seconds. Then, cover your left nostril with your pointer finger and middle finger from your right hand, holding your breath for a few seconds and allowing it to fill your entire head, release your thumb and exhale through your right nostril. Keeping your left nostril covered, repeat the process on your right side. Closing the left nostril with your thumb and breathing in from the sole of your right foot all the way up to the top of your head. Pause, holding your breath for a few seconds , covering the left nostril and then release the breath through the left side. Continue in this alternate breathing pattern for 5- 10 minutes. And always finish with and exhale from the left nostril.