To begin, this is a excerpt from my blog post Exercise Your Breath.
"The first exercise that I would like to start with, is a simple technique that I was taught many years ago by one of my first yoga teachers. It brings attention to your breath and awareness to the energy levels in your body very quickly, like a little check-in with yourself.
Start by placing one finger over a nostril. Take a breath in through one side of your nose, while closing or sealing off the other side. Then alternate and breath in and out only through the other nostril. You will notice that one side is easier to breathe through than the other. Or that one side is more dominate than the other.
Our sinuses alternate dominance approximately once every one to two and half hours, this is referred to as our "nasal cycle".
Now I was taught that when your left nostril is dominate, your body is more attuned to resting, may that be sleeping, quite contemplation or other calmer activities. But when your right nostril is dominate, then your ready for high energy activities.
You can influence this dominance by lying on one side of your body with the nostril you want to clear or dominate on top of your body. This can be helpful when you are trying to go to bed and your right nostril is dominate, keeping you awake. By lying on the right side of your body, your left nostril will slowly clear and become dominate, cueing your body that it is time for rest."
This little check-in has become a valuable tool in moving toward my infinite potential. What I didn't realize, was that for most of my life, I was predominately in my sympathetic nervous system. I was dis-regulated or in fawn, fight, flight or freeze.
I was not able to make decisions and choices for myself from an aligned state. If you read my about me, I was not aligned with my heart and my voice.
Making this connection, I am now able to check-in and get into alignment first, or get into my parasympathetic nervous system before I take action. This is called aligned action.
This realization has helped me make huge steps in healing my relationship with money and abundance. When I could notice that I was in fight or flight every time I spent money, every time I earned money, and every time I spoke about money, I knew I had the power to shift my nervous system first and then take the money action.
Now I love talking about money. I love feeling supported by money when I spend it, and I am open to receiving and earning money as well as saving it. I have been collecting easy tools or 'hacks' that quickly reset my nervous system to a parasympathetic state on my Instagram page.
Money and Our Nervous System.
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