This comprises of breathing in and out through alternate nostrils. Rebalancing the hemispheres of the brain; by breathing in through the left nostril the brains reset thoughts and emotional processes encouraging new perspectives. Exhaling through the right nostril, the constant rumination and cautions of the brain are calmed and relaxed. This exercise sets a new set of brain functioning establishing emotional and mental balance at times of stress.
Yoga exercises the mind as well as the body, and when it is practiced in a mindful way, it will benefit you emotionally. As you learn to observe the ebb and flow of your breathing and the release of tension in your body, you will become more aware of your feelings and more in touch with your emotions and understand more clearly how they are expressed by your body. The ability to focus on the breathing for a while calms the mind and reduces anxiety. From the beginning of our lives our bodies express our feelings, when we are happy we feel relaxed, light, loose and comfortable, but when we are unhappy, frightened, angry or anxious, our bodies tense up to protect us from emotional pain.
PRACTISING YOGA HELPS EMOTIONAL STABILITY, WHICH LEADS TO CALMNESS AND EQUILIBRIUM