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The Bhramana Effect: Nadi Shodhana on Inhale

In this pranayama practice, you’ll begin by exploring the brahmana (energizing) effect by lengthening your inhale, jalandhara bandha (chin lock), and antara kumbhaka (breath retention). Jim also gives you tips about how to work with breath retentions if they make you uncomfortable for any reason.

After that, you’ll do a complete nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) practice that includes the techniques you've learned, and then you’ll sit quietly to observe the effects of this pranayama.

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About the Teacher

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Jim Bennitt
Jim Bennitt—a former wrestler, massage therapist, and clerk at the Chicago Board of Trade—began his studies... Read more