Right Nostril Breathing (For energizing)

Need more energy? Here it is.

When you need to wake up, when you need clarity and focus and more energy, try right nostril (Pingala) breathing. Simply take your right hand and, with your fingers outstretched, block off your left nostril by putting gentle pressure on it with your right index finger. Be sure to keep the rest of your fingers straight and pointing up towards the sky; the fingers act like antennas for the “cosmic” energy that surrounds us all. (Alternately, if sticking your fingers up in front of all your friends might not be the most appropriate thing to do, use any finger to block off the side of the nose)

With a long, slow, deep breath, gently inhale through your right nostril. Then, just as gently, exhale long, slowly and completely, again through the right nostril. Relax your body and feel the energy smoothly and gracefully building in your body, bringing new life into your body.

Be sure to compare this to left nostril breathing and alternate nostril breathing.

As with any meditation I will teach here, feel free to start with a shorter practice time and slowly, as your tolerance and confidence increase, you can build up the amount of time you practice. With Kundalini Yoga meditations a good starting time is 3 minutes

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

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