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Breathing into Balance: Explore Alternate Nostril Breathing

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Woman doing yoga using alternate nostril breath technique

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Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall asleep at night.

The body always knows exactly how much oxygen you need, and the breath will tend to reflect your emotional state. In this meditation, we check in with the breath. Slowly and gently, we encourage it to slow down, and with it our nervous system, which invites a state of calm. From there, we begin to explore alternate nostril breathing, a breath technique that helps to encourage our bodies and minds to return to balance. This meditation can be done anytime, including to help you fall asleep at night.


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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