Health Benefits Of Naadishodhana Pranayama

This yoga posture is aimed at attaining a healthy balance between the nerves, which are known as ‘Ida’, and ‘pingala’ in Ayurveda. Sit down and keep the spine straight. Keep the right hand in Vishnumudra and the left hand in Chinmudra.

Breathe in through the left nostril, closing the right nostril with the right thumb. Now release the right thumb and breathe in through the right nostril, closing the left nostril with the ring finger of the right hand. Now do this alternatively a few times.

Practicing this is effective for improving the breathing process and the functioning of the brain. It is also effective in dealing with anxiety and depression.

As a breathing exercise, it is very important to perform Pranayama mindfully. The proper practice of Pranayama calms down the mind thereby making the person serene and pleasant. If you can effectively control your breath, you would also be able to control your mind.

Moreover, Pranayama helps in improving your awareness of the nature and enhances the energy around you, connecting you better with those around you.

Other benefits of Pranayama includes better blood circulation, lower chances of contracting  heart-related problems, relaxation for body and mind, better concentration, relief from stress, reducing the chances of depression, hypertension and anxiety etc.