Bring your right hand in front of your nose Use your ring finger and pinky to close your left nostril. Breathe through your right nostril. Then close your right nostril with your thumb and breathe through your left nostril. Alternate pressing your nostrils down using your hand while breathing as follows: Inhale for four counts through your left nostril Exhale for six counts through the right nostril Inhale through the right nostril for four counts Exhale through the left nostril for six counts
Keep going for around fifteen rounds. Then lower your right hand down to rest and breathe through both your nostrils. When you are comfortable with the 4:6 ratio for inhale:exhale, increase it to 5:10 inhale:exhale and then eventually to 6:12. You can also try holding your breath before you switch nostrils. Retain your breath for as long as it took you to inhale and then as you continue see if the retention could outlast your exhale.
Alternate nostril breathing balances Ida and Pingala so that prana can be channeled through the center of your body. The sushumna nadi crosses through the seven major chakra points on the body and creates a direct line from the pelvic floor out the top of your head.
Nadi Shodhana: A wonderful and real, grounded way to re-calm the mind. Make sure your seat is comfortable (in a chair, even, if you like!)
Quality of breath is directly related to quality of mind
Kalesvara Mudra. To help us cultivate and manifest the changes, the adjustments that our systems are asking for, to rise from emotional turmoil to a new beginning.
Sit comfortably, gently press at points of contact. Bring into awareness the challenge you are in the midst of overcoming. Imagine it resolved, imagine yourself on the other side of this growth spurt, calm and more centered in yourself than before.
Feel the spaciousness of the hands reflect through your whole body, and breathe slowly, deeply, for several minutes. 15-20 min. if you have the time (set a meditation timer so you don’t have to worry about that part - google it, and you’ll find free ones)
Kalesvara Mudra – mudra for changing character traits and overcoming addictions
Kalesvara Mudra is dedicated to the lord of time. Kalesvara Mudra helps us by clearing conflicting thoughts and making us calmer. It helps us in contemplating and observing our character, addictions and behavior over time, opening the door for change. Kalesvara Mudra can be practiced by anyone desiring change. It should be practiced for at least 15 -20 minutes.
To do Kalesvara mudra, join the middle fingers together as indicated. Touch the first two joints of the index fingers and touch your thumbs. Bend the remaining fingers inward. Point your thumbs toward your chest and spread your elbows to the outside. Observe your breath and lengthen the pause after inhalation and after exhalation.
Focus on the addiction you want to quit or change you want to make, and imagine it already happening.
Love pics of children doing yoga! :D ..oh wait, they’re just children being children and we adults just love placing yoga mats under them to make them seem like they’re trying to copy mommy and daddy, when in reality, it is the other way around, entirely.