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During my many years of study, this simple wisdom was the #1 lesson my teachers aimed to instill within us and me in you.
The way you feel is known as your energetic condition. Think about it like this. If you feel tired, the dull-heaviness of lethargy will impact your actions and thoughts. The same if you feel overwhelmed or sad. It's not to say these emotions are incorrect; they are not a permanent state.
If change is in constant flux, then we have the power to influence its direction.
When a person lives this, she is a sva-tantriya—one who is self-mastered. She can live in a chaotic world and be above the turbulence, not by spiritually bypassing, but by being in charge of her energetic condition.
The power to change how you feel is YOURS. By knowing this wholeheartedly inspires action in all of your decisions and alters the trajectory of your life's purpose.
The best, most impactful way to change how you feel is through conscious breathing exercises. The breath trains your nervous system to turn on and off on command, purifying the mind from distractions and fear, granting you discernment. It is the chief operating guide linking all neuroendocrine responses, perceptions, and actions.
I want to give you the tools to influence how you feel on the regular. Let's face it if a glass of wine or a handstand were enough; we'd all be enlightened.
Check out this simple instruction for nadi shodhana--alternate nostril breath. I most often see people doing it incorrectly, and in this short video, you'll learn how to do it efficiently, maximizing your benefit.
It is one of my absolute favorite breathing practices to create BALANCE. Krishnamacharya would practice 108 rounds of nadi shodhana every day, breaking it up into three practices of 36.
Evan Rachel Soroka