Nadi Shodhana Pranayama / Nadi Shuddhi Pranayama:
A combination of Surya Namaskar, Nadi Shodhana Pranayam and a ten minute meditation can lead to resolution of many mental disorders that find no permanent solution in Allopathic or other systems of western medicine. These systems of medicine, do not work on the root cause of the disease, but on the superficial symptoms. In the long run these medicines cause more damage through depletive side–effects.
Yogic science on the other hand has no bad side-effects and it works on the deep lying causes and cures from within.
Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing ):
As the name suggests it works on the
The two nostrils are related to two important
By breathing in a controlled manner in the practice of Nadi Shodhan, we work towards creating a balance in both the hemispheres of the brain. This balance leads to immense calm in the mental sphere of an individual thereby curing various mental disorders like nervousness, anxiety, fear, and depression.
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama Steps:
- Sit with your spine and head comfortably straight, relax your shoulders and close your eyes.
- Keep your palms facing sky resting on your thighs.
- Take your right hand to your nose bending elbow comfortably. Place the hand with thumb and ring finger bent to touch the nostrils.
- Start with exhaling from left nostril. Close the right nostril first with ring finger and little finger and exhale completely. After exhalation, inhale deeply through the same nostril.
- Now release the right nostril and close left at the same time without losing breath. Then exhale completely through the left nostril and inhale deeply from the same.
- Steps 4 and 5 are one cycle. Repeat cycles for 5 minutes.
Meditation For Utmost Mental balance
Meditation is a state of mind and body where a complete harmony and peace is experienced through attaining steadiness of the bodily posture and focus of the mind on a chosen object. Thousands of meditative techniques are given in the ancient
For example, Vijnanabhairva Tantra alone describes 112 techniques of practicing meditation. Meditation helps in bringing about the clarity of mind by reducing waves of thought constructs that are cause of mental stress, delusion, worry, confusion, lack of focus, loss of memory etc. When all these symptoms stay for a longer period of time then they become the cause of manifest mental disorders and psychiatric problems.
A simple technique of meditation is to sit down in a silent place, keeping the spine straight, eyes closed, focusing on a chosen image e.g. flame of light, rising ball of golden sun, image of god or guru, jyotirlingam etc., for 10 minutes everyday. This is sufficient to bring calmness in the mind that can sustain itself throughout the day.