Module 1 | Lesson 5: Alternate side breathing
Module 1 | Lesson 5:
Alternate side breathing
This practice is adapted from iRest® a complete program that creates mindful awareness in the everyday and is adapted for our modern lifestyles. iRest® invites you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation.
In this practice the breath is used as the focus for exploration, rather than as a focused breathing technique. In other words you are not aiming to control or change your breath. Breath ‘sensing’ links you into your energy body and invites you to experience the overall flow of sensations, rather than focusing on any specific discomforts.
The Ayurvedic concepts of brahmana and langhana are also explored through the breath. Brahmana means to open and expand on each inhalation, langhana is to reduce, release on each exhalation.