Guided Nadi Shodhana 12 rounds Pranayama Meditation – relax/stress/anxiety
Here’s a beginners/all levels 15 minute guided Nadi Shodhana Pranayama/meditation. During this guided meditation you will bring your attention and awareness inwards, noticing first your natural breath, then working into 12 rounds of the Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Breathing technique, to bring you into a relaxed and balanced state. We then return back to the natural breath to notice subtle changes in both body and mind.
Nadis are subtle energy channels in the human body that can get blocked due to stress, mental and emotional trauma, and our lifestyle habits. The Nadi Shodhana Pranayama is a breathing technique that helps clear and purify these blocked energy channels, thus allowing the life-force (prana) to flow freely. Clearing mental clutter and calming the mind, this practice will lower the heart rate, rebalance the nervous system and balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Working with the left nostril in particular, will leave you feeling relaxed, it will ease anxiety and lower feelings of stress.
Do not practice if you have a cold, flu or high temperature. If you find one nostril blocked, return to the practice when more comfortable rather than trying to force or strain. All levels practice can be done seated with cushions or in a chair.