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Eye Cave and Nostril Breathing

What: Explore a unique four-minute exercise that combines the warmth of your palms over your eyes with controlled nostril breathing to harmonize your body and mind. Using your fingers to alternate breaths, this practice brings a sense of calm and focus.

Benefit: The Eye Cave technique relaxes the optic nerves, while Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhan) enhances cognitive functions and reduces stress, anxiety, and improves the functioning of the autonomic and cardiopulmonary systems


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