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Guided Meditation and Breath Practice for Balancing Your Energy

by Julie PetersJune 26, 2018
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Start or end your day with this breath practice.

In yoga, it’s understood that you have three major channels of energy in your body. Ida, on the left side, is the lunar channel, related to coolness, calm, quiet, and the parasympathetic nervous system. The right side, pingala, is the solar channel, related to heat, energy, movement, and the sympathetic nervous system. These two channels wrap around the central channel, shushumna, where your most loving and creative energy flows. Balancing ida and pingala help us connect to the central channel. This meditation is safe for pretty much anyone to do at any time. It's excellent for starting your day and it's also quite effective right before bed to help let go of the day and prepare for sleep. 


Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a staff writer for Spirituality & Health. She is also a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and co-owner of Ocean and Crow Yoga studio in Vancouver, BC, with her mom, Jane. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at www.jcpeters.ca. Follow her at @juliejcp.

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