Before practicing nadi shodhana, it is important to sit comfortable. Rock from one side to the other, back and forth, to get the spine and neck properly aligned. The left hand should rest on the left knee.
Place the middle and index fingers of the right hand between the eyebrows. The little and ring fingers should sit near the left nostril, while the thumb rests on the right nostril. One nostril is closed for a long, slow inhalation. The breath is held at the top of the inhalation while the closed nostril is released. Then the opposite nostril is closed for the exhalation. This process is repeated to complete a full cycle, which can be repeated for a total of five to 10 times.
This important breathing technique is a powerful relaxation method that works well with yoga and meditation practices for a healthier body and happier state of mind.