Alternate Nostril Breathing, a Natural Therapy for Curing Headaches – Facts Analysis

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Natural Therapy For Headaches!
In about 5 mins, your headache will go…….

The nose has a left and a right side. We use both to inhale and exhale. Actually they are different. You’ll be able to feel the difference. The right side represents the sun. The left side represents the moon.

During a headache, try to close your right nose and use your left nose to breathe. In about 5 mins, your headache will go. If you feel tired, just reverse, close your left nose and breathe through your right nose. After a while, you will feel your mind is refreshed.

Right side belongs to ‘hot’, so it gets heated up easily. Left side belongs to ‘cold’. Most females breathe with their left noses, so they get “cooled off” faster. Most of the guys breathe with their right noses, they get worked up.

Do you notice, the moment you awake, which side breathes better? Left or right ? If left is better, you will feel tired. So, close your left nose and use your right nose for breathing..You will feel refreshed quickly.

Do you suffer from continual headaches? Try out this breathing therapy.

Close your right nose and breathe through your left nose. Your headaches will be gone. Continue the exercise for one month.

Why not give it a try…..a natural therapy without medication.

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Alternate nostril breathing is the natural therapy for headache and tiredness.

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The messages suggest alternate nostril breathing as a natural therapy for curing headaches and tiredness that works in just about 5 minutes. It is a fact that alternate nostril breathing can be helpful in alleviating or treating certain types of headaches, but this will be effective over a period of time, and may not happen immediately. However, headaches related to stress and tiredness can have some immediate effects.

Headaches are of various types and occur for various reasons. Around 90% of headaches are caused by stress and tensions, another 8% are migraine related headaches, and only 2% of headaches are potentially more serious – that is, they occur due to an underlying disease or other medical condition. In case of potentially serious headaches, and headaches along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness or pain in the eye/ear, it is strictly advised to get medical help right away.

The general headaches are result of excess stress and mental tensions. Lack of proper oxygen supply to your body, and improper breathing habits caused by poor breathing or breath obstruction are also the main reasons behind these headaches. So with the help of these natural deep-breathing techniques, you can calm and relax your anxiety and tense mental states and thereby relieve some of the pain associated with such headaches. The breathing technique for curing headache mentioned in the message is actually the basic level of Yogic Alternate Nostril Breathing technique, which is also called Nadi Shodhan Pranayama.

This basic level consists of sitting comfortably in an upright position and then breathing through each nostril, closing the other one. You can read about it in detail from here. But for a larger health benefit, it is also advisable to follow the broader method of Alternate Nostril Breathing technique mentioned below.

Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhan Pranayama)

The alternate nostril breathing is a natural technique to de-stress your mind, release the accumulated tension and fatigue, and thereby make you calm and peaceful. This breathing technique is named Nadi Shodhan Pranayama. Nadi is the subtle energy channel in our body, Shodhan means the cleaning and purification process, and Pranayama means a breathing technique. It is a deep-breathing process which increases the intake of oxygen that helps to nourish our body and brain. The right nostril is associated with heating and referred to as Sun, and the left nostril associated with cooling is referred to as Moon. This Alternate Nostril Breathing regulates the heating and cooling cycles of our body, strengthening our respiratory system and balancing the nervous system, and thereby relieving nervousness and headaches. In long term practice, this Nadi Shodhan Pranayama may also be helpful in alleviating migraine related headaches as well.

The video above explains how to do the basic Alternate Nostril Breathing, i.e. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama. The health benefits of this breathing technique are:

  • Ensures smooth flow of Prana (life force/energy) through your body and maintains your body temperature.
  • Releases the accumulated stress in your mind and body effectively, relaxes you and reduces headaches.
  • Helps harmonize the left and right hemispheres of your brain, which correlate to the logical and emotional sides of our personality, also the linear thinking and creative thinking.
  • Heals most circulatory and respiratory problems.

Precautions associated with this Breathing Technique

  • Your breathing in and breathing out should be deep, but you should not force the breathing. It should not be done too vigorously or too excessively, you should keep the flow gentle and natural.
  • If you have a cold or a sinus infection with blockage of one or both nasal passages, this breathing technique should NOT be practiced.
  • And if you are pregnant, it is advised to check with your doctor before practicing such breathing exercises.

To conclude, this Alternate Nostril Breathing may not cure all types of headaches instantly, but when practiced over a period of time, it is indeed a natural therapy for curing general headaches, and possibly migraine related headaches as well. Headaches related to stress and tiredness can have some immediate effects, so Nadi Shodhan Pranayama is a healthy exercise that can be practiced daily.

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