Good afternoon, dear friends 😀
I received this interesting email (quoted below the picture) on using the breathing through our respective nostrils to heal certain aspects of our lives. As always, I am interested in natural remedies for health and thought you may be interested in this form of healing. This technique is known in Yoga as “Pranayama.”
The connection that the breath has to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health has been well recognized by healing traditions of both East and West. In Chinese, the character (Qì), is used to represent both the vital energetic force which sustains all living beings as well as the breath itself. In both Chinese and Indian systems of self-healing, the breath and vital force are said to move together; they are inseparable. Many techniques of manipulating the breath have been devised to support physical health, establish a balanced and well-adjusted emotional temperament, and assist with spiritual growth.
The picture below suggests that we open the four fingers while pressing on one nostril with our thumb. However, most yoga instrutors would teach us to curl our index and middle fingers into our palm, let our ring finger and pinkie relax, and have our thumb pressing close one nostril. Try both techniques to see which is more suitable for you…
Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same function for inhaling (breathe in) and exhaling (breathe out)?
Actually it’s not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the right side represents the sun and the left side represents the moon.
When having headaches, try to close your right nostril and use your left nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.
If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refreshed again.
Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left side gets cold easily.
Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calmed down easily.
Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.!
When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left side or the right side?
If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get refreshed quickly.
You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy on them is much better than for adults.
At one time, I used to have headaches every night and I was not able to study. I took medication for them but I was not cured.
One night as I sat down to medidate, I closed my right nostril and breathed with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then there was no recurrence of head! ache in me. This is my own experience!
I used to tell others who also suffer from headaches to try this method as it was effective for me. It also worked for those who have tried this breathing techniques as well. This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for a long time, which may have negative side effects.
So, why don’t you try this breathing techniques out?
Practise the correct ways of breathing (breathe in and breathe out) and your body will be in a very relaxing condition!
With best wishes for good health,