Breathing Exercise for Healing, Digestion, & Sleep

by | Apr 16, 2020 | MindBody, Resources

Breathing Exercise for healing, digestion and sleep

Alternate Nostril Breathing will sooth your nervous system, clear your mind, and help you get into a calm, connected and relaxed state. This is a purifying and balancing practice that’s excellent to do before meditating, sleeping, or any time you want to feel more grounded and centered.

Your breath is your life force. It energizes you, heals you, and brings you out of your head and into your body. How you breathe affects your state of mind and entire nervous system. When we’re stressed and overthinking, we breathe shallow from our chest. When we’re grounded and relaxed, we breath deeply into our bellies.

A simple breathing exercise can take you out of ‘fight or flight’ and into ‘rest and digest’ as it calms your mind and activates your parasympathetic nervous system. This is where your body properly digests food and restores itself. It’s where physical healing happens and where your mind feels at ease.

Alternate Nostril Breathing will help you can access deeper states of awareness and it’s a great practice to incorporate before meditating. And focused breathing is in itself a meditation. It’s a way of clearing your thoughts and being in the present moment and in your body.

The video below will show you how to:

  • Fall asleep more easily and restfully.
  • Meditate more easily and access deeper states of awareness.
  • Help your body restore and heal itself.
  • Improve your digestion.
  • Quiet your thoughts.

Practice this exercise daily to strengthen your mental immune system from anxiety, stress, and overwhelm. 

Enjoy! And tell me how it goes for you in the comments!

Abigail Taylor

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