Chandrabhedi (Chandrabhedana) or Left Nostril Breathing : How to Do It, Benefits, Step by Step Instructions & Precautions

What is Chandrabhedi (Chandrabhedana) Pranayama or Left Nostril Breathing?

Regularizing Pranayama gets rid of many diseases. Similarly, Chandrabhedan Pranayama helps in getting rid of changes in the body as well as diseases caused by them. By performing Chandrabhedan Pranayama, the pulse present in the body which is known as JhadaNadi is purified. Also, by doing this, the Chandra pulse also becomes active. Due to this reason, this pranayama has been named Chandrabhedan Pranayama.

Chandrabhedana Pranayama is also called left nostril breathing in English. Chandrabhedana Pranayama is made up of two words, in which Chandra means the moon and the piercing means entering or breaking.

We have two nostrils for breathing. In yoga, it is called Nadi, in which the right nostril is called Surya Nadi, and the left nostril is known as Chandra Nadi. So, Chandrabhedana Pranayama is a Left Nostril Breathing. Chandrabhedana Pranayama is a simple and effective breathing technique. Know about the method of performing Chandrabhedana Pranayama and its benefits.

How to do Chandrabhedi (Chandrabhedana) Pranayama?

  • Sit in any comfortable position of your choice.
  • After sitting in Sukhasana, keep the spine, waist, and neck straight.
  • After this, place the left hand on your left knee. Also, close your right nose with the thumb of the right hand.
  • After this, take deep and long breaths from the left nose and then close the left nose with the fingers of the hand.
  • Hold your breath inside as much as possible.
  • Then slowly exhale through the right nostril and exhale.
  • Do this whole process for 5- 10 minutes.

Benefits of Chandrabhedi (Chandrabhedana) Pranayama

  • By regular practice of this Pranayama, coldness is experienced in the body.
  • You get mental peace by practicing Chandrabhedana Pranayama. The mind remains happy.
  • This Pranayama reduces stress, irritability, and insomnia problems.
  • It is very useful for people with high blood pressure.
  • It increases concentration and memory.
  • Relieves acidity and sour belching.

Precautions while doing Chandrabhedi (Chandrabhedana) Pranayama

  • Chandra bhedi and Suryabhedi Pranayama are mutually opposite. Therefore, practice only one day.
  • Its practice is prohibited in the winter season.
  • Low blood pressure, asthma, and phlegm patients should not do this pranayama.

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