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Nadi Shodhan or Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)


Right nostril is Pingala Nadi(Sun principle or body), left nostril represents Ida nadi (moon principle or mind). In alternate nostril breathing, one inhales through right and exhales through left then inhales through left and exhales through right nostrl. This purifies the Ida and Pingala nadis. This purification brings balance to body and mind. The metabolic processes are balanced.

The purpose of the Alternate Nostril Breathing is to balance the physical energy and mental energy. It is recommended for all types of problems. As Hatha Yoga principle says that the health conditions are due to imbalance between this Ida and Pingala. Alternate nostril breathing balances this two forces.


Following are the benefits of Alternate Nostril Breathing



Practice - Note (Practice of Anuloma - Viloma or Nadi Shodhan should be done with a Yoga Expert Only)



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Mr. Gandhar Mandlik (Rishi Dharmachandra)

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