Nose and Mouth Breathers
“Nose breathing leads to Life: Mouth breathing leads to death” Edward J. Dingle
Many people breathe through their mouth and for those who take in most of their breaths this way, especially when they are sleeping, often awake in the morning feeling tired and un-refreshed.
When we breathe through our nostrils we are creating two streams or currents which bring life force into our system. There is a positive and a negative charge that comes from the nostril breaths.
The right nostril – (Pingala):
With every inhalation through the right nostril a positive electrical current flows down the right side of the spine. This energy is the heating energy or solar energy. The reaction is beneficial to the nervous system. The right side of the body is under the positively charged influence – corresponding to the East.
The left nostril – (Ida):
With every inhalation through the left nostril a negative current flows down the left side of the spine. This is the cooling or lunar energy. The reaction is beneficial for the blood system. The left side of the body is under negative influence – corresponding to the West.
The lungs are then charged with the positive energy and the negative energy – this bringing balance, flow and harmony to the body.
Dominant Left Nostril Breathers:
This person tends to appear bloodless, listless, heavy and lacks ambition. Is sleepy and may even have a slightly larger left nostril.
Dominant Right Nostril Breathers:
This person tends to be quick-tempered, nervy, irritable, anaemic, and always striving to do more than is reasonably possible. This person tends to suffer with poor health and may view the world from the perspective that “everything is wrong in the world” or have a strong sense of being a victim of life.
The Balanced Breather:
This person tends to be calm, confident and happy. This person believes that life is working for him and not against him. She is able to see the good in others and is full of abounding energy. This person displays poise and power and is strong in both mind and body.
NEVER APOLOGISE FOR BLOWING AND CLEARING YOUR NOSE. IT IS THE DOORWAY TO YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
1. Place the middle finger of the right hand on your forehead, the position between the eyebrows.
2. Close the left nostril gently with your little finger and breathe in fully through the right nostril.
3. Close the right nostril with your thumb and breathe out the left nostril.
4. Breath in the left nostril – keeping your thumb closing the right nostril.
5. Close the left nostril and breathe out the right nostril.
Keep alternating conscious breaths in and out each nostril. Relax as you do this.
For those who struggle to get to sleep, this exercise will help enormously to slow the body down to rhythmic flow and aid sleep.