Anuloma pranayama is a practice to sensitize your nostrils to the flow of the breath so that you can actually follow the breath to the center of the mind. This practice consists of a powerful exhalation and a relaxed inhalation through the same nostril all the way to the center of the mind, through each nostril three times. It works on clearing the channels in order to allow your focus to be at your center, ultimately resting your awareness in the pranic field that you have created in the mind.
Take this practice on the go! Audio version below.
ABOUT Shari Friedrichsen Teaching yoga for more than 35 years, Shari Friedrichsen is a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute teacher certification program and a member of the 500-hour teacher training faculty at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle Washington. Shari has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Sri Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar. An expert in subtle anatomy, her unique style integrates breath, alignment, and anatomical awareness to draw the student into the inner experience of each posture. Her approach uses yoga as a vital, powerful and compassionate component in healing the body and the psyche.