Ayurvedic Tips and Reminders

Dear Moon friends,

If you are new to this blog, welcome. The intention of this blog is to “inspire” and remind us through simple daily practices the essence of our true nature which is? Whole, Creative( and I don’t mean necessarily painting), Kind, Unburdened,  Purposeful and Free. There are so many more we can discover together.

As I watch the resplendence of nature bursting with new flowers, and energy each day I am drawn to the practice of prana-yama which simply means “conscious breathing“. The earth is really practicing prana-yama ; rejuvenating itself through oxygen, through the plant’s cellular breath, to bring forth it’s color , fragrance and beauty. 

We can mirror this energy by practicing simple breathing techniques which allows us to access a greater source of energy ! Who doesn’t want more of that? It only takes FIVE minutes .

1. Deep belly breathing ( which you learned if you have received Marma)- After waking up and putting nasya in the nose simply sit and put one hand on the belly. Breathe deeply into the lower lungs and allow the belly to fill up with oxygen then exhale slowly through the nose.  Or you may do this anytime you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. You may start with ten breaths .

2. Alternate Nostril Breathing: When you are feeling anxious or ungrounded, practice Alternate Nostril Breathing, known as Nadi Shodhana in the yogic tradition. This will immediately help you feel calmer.

  • Hold your right thumb over your right nostril and inhale deeply through your left nostril.
  • At the peak of your inhalation, close off your left nostril with your fourth finger, lift your right thumb, and then exhale smoothly through your right nostril.
  • After a full exhalation, inhale through the right nostril, closing it off with your right thumb at the peak of your inhalation, lift your fourth finger and exhale smoothly through your left nostril.
  • Continue with this practice for 3 to 5 minutes, alternating your breathing through each nostril. Your breathing should be effortless, with your mind gently observing the inflow and outflow of breath.

*Best done on an empty stomach .


1.  Greater physical well being- access to MORE ENERGY!

2.Lightness of heart.

3. Reduced stress and anxiety by stimulating parasympathetic nervous system.

4. Clarity of Mind.

5. Improves immune system by nourishing the cells with oxygen.

6. Improves elimination of waste from the body- sweeps the lungs of debris.

7. Improves the skin by improving function of the organs and removing waste.

Upon completion you might feel a little lightheaded.  So you may sit for a few minutes and allow this “splendor” to circulate through your body feeling your cells pulsating and your mind quieting it’s chatter.

If you are unsure how to practice proper breathing visit with me for the Ayurvedic Sampler Package.

Have a lovely week.

warm regards,

Gedalia Genin

Ayurvedic Health Specialist


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