The U Breath

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The U breath
If you would like to increase your sense of being present, calm and here, right now,
this amazing breath opens the energy flow in the spine. It unblocks the ida and the pingala, the two spirals that turn up and around the spine and then descend through the shushmana, the central spinal cord.
Sit comfortably, either in a chair with the spine vertical or on the floor, cross legged. Take your right hand and hold it up in front of your face, placing your right thumb under your right nostril. Your palm faces to the left, your fingers go straight up. Close your eyes. Inhale through the left nostril very slowly. Hold the breath at the top then take your right index finger and close the left nostril. Exhale slowly through the left nostril. Slowly inhale through the right nostril, hold at the top. Return your right thumb under your right nostril to block it and exhale through the left nostril. Inhale through the left nostril very slowly. Hold the breath at the top then take your right index finger and close the left nostril. Exhale slowly through the left nostril. Slowly inhale through the right nostril, hold at the top. Return your right thumb under your right nostril to block it and exhale through the left nostril.
It is to be done slowly, inhale for 6 seconds, hold for 6 seconds, exhale for 6 seconds.
It is simple if you slow down and follow the instructions slowly and deliberately with eyes open for two or three rounds. You are making a U shape with the breath. This creates an incredibly calm sensation in the mind and body and brings you completely into the present moment. It is fantastic as a pre curser to any other practice like before yoga or running.

If you would like to increase your sense of being present, calm and here, right now, this amazing breath opens the energy flow in the spine. It unblocks the ida and the pingala, the two spirals that turn up and around the spine and then descend through the shushmana, the central spinal cord.

Sit comfortably, either in a chair with the spine vertical or on the floor, cross legged. Take your right hand and hold it up in front of your face, placing your right thumb under your right nostril. Your palm faces to the left, your fingers go straight up. Close your eyes. Inhale through the left nostril very slowly. Hold the breath at the top then take your right index finger and close the left nostril. Exhale slowly through the left nostril. Slowly inhale through the right nostril, hold at the top. Return your right thumb under your right nostril to block it and exhale through the left nostril. Inhale through the left nostril very slowly. Hold the breath at the top then take your right index finger and close the left nostril. Exhale slowly through the left nostril. Slowly inhale through the right nostril, hold at the top. Return your right thumb under your right nostril to block it and exhale through the left nostril.

It is to be done slowly, inhale for 6 seconds, hold for 6 seconds, exhale for 6 seconds.

It is simple if you slow down and follow the instructions slowly and deliberately with eyes open for two or three rounds. You are making a U shape with the breath. This creates an incredibly calm sensation in the mind and body and brings you completely into the present moment. It is fantastic as a pre curser to any other practice like before yoga or running.

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