Practices Of Hatha Yoga – Technique 8: Adjustment of lying position

As we have already explained, pressure under the right armpit will induce flow of breath through the left nostril, while pressure under the left armpit will induce flow through the right nostril. In the same way and for the same reasons, the right nostril will tend to flow if one lies on the left side of the body, while the left nostril will flow if one lies on the right side of the body. Again you can test the truth of this statement for yourself.

This technique can be used before sleep or while practising any meditational technique in the lying pose, for they have many subtle effects apart from those which are noticeably physical.

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