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Nadi Shodhana Pranayama / Alternate Nostril Breathing / Anuloma Viloma

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we systematically present Nadi Shodhana.

Objective

Become familiar with teaching considerations and instructions for Nadi Shodhana, also known as Anuloma Viloma and Alternate Nostril Breathing.

Description

Define Nadi Shodhana. Describe the primary effect and other reported effects. Explain the impact of hemispheric brain dominance and why inter-hemispheric transference is important. Give contraindications and instructions for hand placement. Give instructions for practice. Describe a simpler variation to consider with beginners or for when there is little time.

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