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Alternate Nostril Breathing

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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
This is a breathing exercise - alternate nostril breathing - that helps improve focus, calm down, and increase alertness.  By alternating nostrils, we engage both hemispheres of the brain and increase cognitive function.
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Jonathan
Alternative
Hmm, I've read about this, first time trying. Will have to try again ...
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Caitlin
Stimulating
This was a surprisingly simple way to stimulate my mind in the morning. No caffeine required! ;)
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Jeanisse
Focus
This exercise is very really relaxing and helps you focus on your breathing and the things that are important. For people with respiratory issues, like myself, it's not an efficient exercise, though, as I felt I was getting short on breath.😂😂 Dont take air for granted. Your life depends on it.
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Ramona
Relax
Relaxing and distressing so you can focus of what is important
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Tristan
This was helpful.
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Rhiannon
Not my thing
I wasn’t really keen on this exercise. I felt uncomfortable and it didn’t really do much for me. I felt like I was applying too much pressure to my nose when switching my finger over on my nostrils. Hoping to do better in another breathing exercise.
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Angelena
Love it!
Alternate nostril breathing helps me to feel grounded and eases my anxiety. I go to this exercise daily. Would love for it to be a bit longer.
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jess 🧡
alternate nostril breathing
this practice seemed really silly at first, and i was very focused on my right nostril that i was struggling to breathe out of haha. but just doing this meditation to calm the body and focus on deep breathing really helps!!
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Janet
Relaxed
I learned that peacefully resting, breathing, and meditating has a big influence on anxiety and tension.
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Janet
Doubtful at first
Thought this wd be kinda silly, but It really did relax me.
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Janet
Relaxed
This was calming and peaceful. The breathing slowly and deeply through alternate nostrils was effective.