1. Put your left hand in Chin mudraanuloma
  2. With your right hand thumb close right nostril
  3. Middle two fingers of right hand on forehead
  4. Ring finger of right hand on left nostril
  5. Close left nostril and open right nostril
  6. Breath in with right nostril
  7. Close right nostril
  8. Open left nostril
  9. Breath out with left nostril
  10. Breath in with left nostril
  11. Close left nostril
  12. Open right nostril
  13. Breath out with right nostril
  14. Breath in with right nostril and repeat the process

When I heard these instruction while doing alternate nostril breathing (Anulom Vilom Pranayam) I was thinking these instructions sound so complicated and small but too many to follow. Yet when you practice this it is very simple.

At times it is easier to DO than following instructions or even listening to them, isnt it?

I read on a website that (Source) – “it (alternate nostril breathing) is a calming centring practice that will help you to unwind from your daily activities”. Another website which lists 12 benefits of this Pranayam states that it helps improve your quality of sleeping. (Source). The last sentence I want to reiterate is – at times “one must just do it

The topic of LBC Sleep (Generally, I change these topics a bit) suggested by Padmum for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where currently eight of us are supposed to write on the same topic every Friday (This time too I am bit late). The seven other bloggers who are expected to write regularly are, in alphabetical order, AshokgaelikaaLin, Maxi, Padmum, Rummuser and Shackman. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, or not at all this week, do give some allowance for that too!

Image source – http://www.indovacations.net/yoga/anuloma-viloma.htm

KRD Pravin

Here I am supposed to write about myself. Professionally, I am quite serious and a workaholic; personally I am an individual who enjoys what he does and takes life as it comes. I am passionate about my work and actions and empathetically careful, attached and committed to them. All this makes me a fierce competitive professional and yet a compassionate soul, the Yin and the Yang together. Balancing is the art to be practiced using the middle path. From - http://business2buddha.com/about/


rummuser · November 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm

I do practice pranayama but I don’t need to to go to sleep. My formula is simple. You develop a clean and peaceful mind and sleep at the proper time comes naturally and refreshes you totally.

    KRD Pravin · November 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    The blog connects to sleep, instructions and pranayam that all is coincident. My point was

    At times it is easier to DO than following instructions or even listening to them, isnt it?


      rummuser · November 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Exactly! Just go to sleep.

shackman · November 10, 2015 at 10:01 pm

That bis quite interesting….

Raj Krishnaswamy · November 13, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Hi Pravin: My first time here. It takes on a whole Divine stage when the Gayatri Mantram is chanted alongside the Anulom-Vilom practice.

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