The other side, the left nostril is more your parasympathetic, it slows everything down. So thinking of it in the sense of you know, when you're getting ready for bed at night, wanting to slow heart rate, drop your blood pressure, lowers the temperature of the body and reduces anxiety.
So what we are going to have you practice is just practice breathing through the right and left nostril. Now they he makes a recommendation in here about when you sit down to eat, you want to be more of a parasympathetic state. So we're thinking of slowing down during that time, relaxing, moving through the eating nice and slow, or at the end of the day, when you're getting ready to go to sleep. That is when you're going to want to breathe through your left nostril. But right after you have eaten, then you're going to want to flip to the right nostril and use that to aid in digestion. So we're going to heat up the body and it's going to aid in digestion. And this is going to be really, really easy and that's why this is a fun movement snack in regards to breath. So when you want to calm your body down, you're going to cover your right nostril with your thumb or an index finger and breathe through your left side.
So remember, left nostril slows things down. Right nostrils speeds things up. So if you are wanting to, you know when you wake up in the morning and you're wanting to get moving and get going start practicing breathing through the right nostril, keeping your mouth closed. And then when evening comes about, start breathing through the left nostril. Again, for those of you who deal with anxiety, this is also a great practice to start practicing breathing a little bit more through one side to create more of a response.