Surya Bhedana (Right Nostril Breathing)
How to do it: Inhale and exhale primarily through the right nostril to energize the body and mind.
Surya Bhedana, known as Right Nostril Breathing, is a yogic breathing technique originating from traditional Indian practices. Surya, or sun, refers to the right nostril of the nose, which is connected to the Pingala nadi of the body. Bhedana means to pierce or pass through. This method involves inhaling and exhaling primarily through the right nostril while closing the left nostril. The right nostril is associated with the body’s solar or energizing aspect, and this technique works by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system. By doing so, it increases alertness and invigorates the body and mind. Surya Bhedana primarily benefits the respiratory and nervous systems. It enhances lung capacity and oxygen uptake while boosting energy levels and mental clarity. This practice is particularly valuable for individuals seeking a natural way to activate and energize the body, making it an ideal choice for those looking to kickstart their day or stay alert during periods of fatigue.