Saturday, August 17, 2013
While comfortably seated, close off your left nostril with your left thumb. Inhale and exhale through your right nostril for 3 to 5 minutes.
Research shows that right-nostril breathing can elevate blood pressure, which can make us feel a grand dose of natural invigoration.
On the flip side, doing left-nostril breathing lowers blood pressure and can produce a calming effect.
From Fitness Magazine, July/August 2013 issue and Erica Wehrwein, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physiology at Michigan State University.