Feeling Too Restless to Meditate? Try This TechniqueMar 11, 2021
Try this Pranayama before your Meditation or whenever you want to get centered.
Have you ever felt too restless to stay in a meditation practice?
You are not alone. For many of us, it takes a bit to settle down and calm our nervous system. When we resist restlessness, tension builds up, and we create another level of anxiousness.
"Oh my god, I should be calm by now... What's wrong with me... I am wasting time... Wait, I am thinking again... Maybe I should stop..."
Can you relate to this kind of inner dialogue?
It is good to remember that we don't have to feel a certain way when we meditate. Recognizing the restless mind without giving energy (just being aware) is part of the practice for the mind.
I practice Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) before my Meditation. It's helping me get settled and stay more grounded during my practice.
Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
Nadi Shodhana meditation is said to calm, soothe and relax the mind. Nadi is a Sanskrit word meaning 'channel,' and Shodhana means purification. Nadis are the subtle metaphysical energy channels throughout our body; 72,000 Nadis runs through our body with the prana (the life energy).
Nadi Shodhana benefits:
Slow deep breathing fills the body with fresh oxygen.
Clears out blockages throughout the energy channels.
Balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain
Lower the heart rates
Calming effects for the mind.
We will practice this and different versions of Nadi Shodhana in our live classes this week.
See you on the mat!
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