Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Do Surya Bhedana. Breathe out completely through the right nostril. Press the nostril in half way to control the amount of air going in. The breath should be slow and steady. Breathe in completely through the right nostril, slowly and fully, and with the left nostril closed. Press the right nostril with the thumb and close it completely. Press the left nostril gently inwards until it is in line with the septum, and breathe out completely, with the same steady pace. Breathe in completely through left nostril, filling the lungs completely. Now again close the left nostril and breathe in through the right. Continue to repeat the cycle of breathing out the right, in through the right, out through the left, in through the left, out through the right, in through the right, etc. Complete eight to ten full cycles, keeping the breaths completely even going in and out. This may take some time to master. End with Savasana for a few minutes.


1. Oxygenates blood and nerves.
2. Gives the feeling of being refreshed.
3. Stills the mind.