In this series of Breath & Body, I will go through a series of breath work techniques and a variety of yoga stretches to target different areas of the body. These techniques and stretches are designed to help reduce stress and anxiety and help promote relaxation and awareness.

Alternate nostril breathing is a great technique for reducing anxiety, refocusing and inducing relaxation. It’s also a great breathing technique to calm the mind before doing meditation. In addition it can also be a quick and effective tool to help calm you down before a stressful situation such as a job interview or giving a presentation at work. This technique actually harmonizes both hemispheres of the brain, to bring the logical and emotional sides of our personality and is therapeutic to both our respiratory and circulatory system. Once you get used to this technique you can pull it out anywhere for quick stress management.