When I was surfing through the net little earlier, I stumbled upon a piece on breathing, as to how regulated breathing may calm down the mind. In other times I might ignore it, just pass by it. But as of now mentally agitated on income-tax return–I wonder when Govt will excuse pensioners from paying tax and submitting this income tax return , it caught my serious attention. I started reading it. I learnt following—
When you need to calm down, when your mind is racing faster than a hurricane, or when you can’t go to sleep, you may try left nostril breathing. Simply take your right hand and, with your fingers outstretched, block off your right nostril by putting gentle pressure on it with your right thumb. Be sure to keep the rest of your fingers straight and pointing up towards the sky.
With a long, slow, deep breath, gently inhale through your left nostril. Then, just as gently, exhale long, slowly and completely, again through the left nostril. Relax your body , as you feel the relaxation, cool breath bring new life into your body. Relax even deeper with each exhale as you breathe out all tension, all stress, and all disease.. Inhale for 4 beats, hold the breath for 4 beats, and exhale for 4 beats. with practice, you may increase the length of breathing and holding it.
The benefits of left nostril breathing are numerous including sharper, clearer focus of the mind, and a deep, full relaxation or sleep. This will naturally change the metabolism of the body blessing you with relaxation and weight loss.