Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Keeping the Light on Tuesday

Dear Yin Weaver,

Below are 12 Benefits of Alternate Nostril Breathing I found at the Rejuvenation Lounge.  Are you experiencing any of these benefits yet?

1: Revitalizes you: Feeling flat, tired, stressed?  ANB gives your body a much needed dose of energy.
2: Improves brain function: ANB brings equal amounts of oxygen to both sides of the brain for imprived functioning.  Use it right before an exam or interview.

3: Cleanses your lungs: Yogis from "way back when" used ANB to cure asthma.  Can't hurt.  Might help.
PS:  70% of our body’s waste products are eliminated via our lungs.
4: Calms an agitated mind:  ANB can calm the overthinking mind and tendency to worry.

5: Merges the left “thinking” brain and right “feeling brain:  ANB optimizes both sides of your brain so you can access your whole brain, and all the benefits that go with it.

6: Encourage a calmer emotional state: ANB will soften the intensity over over reactive emotional states. 

7: Improves sleep:  If you can’t sleep at night lay on your right hand side, gently close your right nostril and breath through your left nostril. This will allow you to access the right hemisphere of your brain which is calming.

8: Great preparation for meditation:  Alternate nostril breathing is a simple little trick that can be practiced for a few minutes before you begin your meditation practice.

9: Soothes your nervous system: ANB trigger the parasympathetic nervous system. You have effectively switched your nervous system from a stressed response, into a relaxation response.

10: Regulates the cooling and warming cycles of the body:  Left nostril is feminine, nurturing, calm and cooling. Right nostril is masculine, heat, competitive and force. Favouring one nostril more than the other can effect the heat or coolness of your body.  A miracle cure for hot flashes? 

11: Clears and boosts your energy channels: ANB oxygenates your blood and allows the energy in your body to be strong and flowing through the meridians and chakras.

12: Enhances rest and relaxation:  ANB melts away an imbalances between the right and left hemisphere of your brain and calms your thinking. This is perfect for helping you access rest and relaxation far more efficiently.  This can help people with Hypertension.


1 comment:

  1. So many great resources! ANB sounds like a quick way to calm yourself during emotional overload, too. This can help the brain recover during cognitively critical moments, I imagine. I'll be sure to share it with my own blog readers!

    Kealah Parkinson