Wellness Now: Your Oasis in a Hectic Day
Ah, springtime! The days are longer, the peepers are peeping, the daffodils are blooming, and the hummingbirds are back after their improbable 3000-mile journey (put out that nectar, please)!

Happy days are here again...unless you suffer from allergies. Although allergies can happen year-round, this is truly high season for sniffling, sneezing and misery. Prescription meds may help but before you reach for that spray or pill, try a few rounds of Alternate Nostril Breath (below). This ancient yoga breath can be an effective tool in dealing with allergies and has been known to help with asthma as well. Not only that, it has a profoundly calming effect, balancing mind and body.

So, don't be afraid to go outside and smell the roses...just remember to practice Nadi Shodna , aka, Alternate Nostril Breath. Happy Spring!
May you be well,
Olivia (aka, Ohm)
Relaxation Coach, Workshop Facilitator & Author
Enjoy Nadi Shodna
Welcome equilibrium and serenity
into your life.


Alternate Nostril Breath

  • Sit on a mat or chair in a comfortable position with an elongated spine; roll shoulders down & away from ears.
  • Place index & middle fingers of the right hand on your forehead between your eyebrows; thumb rests near the right nostril, ring & baby fingers rest near the left nostril.
  • Close the right nostril with the thumb; inhale through the left nostril for a count of 5.
  • Close off both nostrils; hold the breath for a count of 5.
  • Lift the thumb, exhale though the right nostril for a count of 5.
  • Inhale through the right nostril for a count of 5. Close the right nostril & exhale through the left nostril for a count of 5..
  • This completes 1 round; repeat for 4 more rounds.

Benefits:
Equalizes breathing patterns
Lessens anxiety
Promotes mental and emotional stability

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Wherever we are we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine,
the presence of each other, the wonder of our breathing.
– Thich Nhat Hanh