In the second of a two-part series, Ivor Murray of Meditations Ltd shares his tips for reducing and managing stress.
Its long been known that breathing can affect your mental state. Yoga and many martial arts include breathing exercises as an important part of their practice.
One of the most beneficial breathing exercises is alternate nostril breathing. Many yogis consider it to be the best technique for calming the mind and nervous system. Practice it before the start of your working day and, if possible, once or twice more during the day.
- Close the right nostril with your right thumb and inhale through the left nostril. Do this for a count of four seconds.