Alternate Nostril Breathing

This particular breathing technique is calming for both mind and body, and helps relax your nervous system, and can increase focus in 1-5 minutes.

Holistic Anxiety Treatment Tools

 

  • Sit up straight
  • With your right hand, fold your middle, ring, and pinkie fingers into your palm
  • Rest your index finger on the left side of your nose, and your thumb on the right, just below the bridge
  • Gently press your thumb to block your right nostril and inhale through your left nostril
  • Release your thumb, press your index finger to close off your left nostril, and exhale through your right nostril
  • Inhale through the right nostril, close it off, and exhale through the left
  • Inhale through the left nostril, close it off, and exhale through the right
  • Repeat for up to five minutes