Stress busting techniques for depression, chronic exhaustion and Alzheimer’s

Welcome to last part of our six part series looking at moving meditations, or zonal exercises, that help people deal with various chronic ailments in their lives. You can find part one here where we go over the basics of these very gentle but powerful exercises. In this article, we’re going to be introducing the zonal exercise, alternate nostril breathing, what it is, how to perform it and it's benefits for issues such as depression, chronic exhaustion and Alzhemier's.

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate Nostril Breathing is a zone six exercise that is great at sending vital nutrients to the head, eyes, cerebral cortex, central nervous system, pineal gland and pituitary gland and as a result, helping with health concerns such as:

  • Sensitivity to pollutants
  • Chronic exhaustion
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimers’s
  • Headaches
  • Poor vision
  • Neurological disturbances
  • Glaucoma
  • Depression
  • Obsessional thinking
  • Confusion
  • Nightmares
  • Learning difficulties
  • Hallucinations

How to perform Alternate Nostril Breathing

An illustration on how to perform alternate nostril breathing
Image taken from the C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach manual - Level 1

Tips for Alternate Nostril Breathing

Here are some tips for Alternate Nostril Breathing so that you get the most out of this healing exercise:

  1. Take a comfortable and tall seat making sure your spine is straight 
  2. Open your heart
  3. Close your right nostril with your right thumb
  4. Close your left nostril with your ring finger
  5. Keep your breathing at a relaxed pace
  6. If one, or both, nostrils is blocked due to a cold, allergies  or food intolerances then save this exercise for another day

Wrapping up

We have finally come to the end of this series. We hoped you enjoyed learning more about zonal exercises, how to perform them and what health concerns they can help you with. Which zonal exercises helped you the most and why? Please feel free to share them in the comments section below so others can benefit too.

 

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