Alternate nostril breathing is balancing for the nervous system and promotes GABA release.

Benefits after 4 to 5 minutes: lowers cortisol levels, relaxes the body, enhances mental functioning, soothes nervous system, enhances sleep quality, cleanses lungs, higher levels of GABA and improved mood.

  1. Sit in a relaxed position.
  2. Close one nostril with thumb of one hand.
  3. Exhale fully and inhale extending lower stomach outward.
  4. Switch nostrils, closing the alternate nostril with pinkie or ring finger, and exhale from lower stomach.
  5. Inhale a deep breath into your lower stomach.
  6. Switch nostrils after the inhale breath and exhale fully.
  7. Inhale and repeat, always switching nostrils after the inhale breath.
  8. Repeat for 4-5 minutes.