Sit cross-legged as in padmasana
. Close the right nostril with the right thumb and inhale very, very slowly through the left nostril. Then with the little and ring fingers of the right hands close the left nostril. Retain breath as long as you can. Then exhale very slowly after removing the thumb. This stage constitutes one process.
Again, inhale through the right nostril, retain the breath and exhale through the left nostril. This ends the process. One can do 20 in the morning and 20 in the evening.
- This breathing exercise cleanses the body of diseases.
- It steadies the mind and helps in concentration.
- It improves digestion.
- It increases appetite.