How to perform the breathing exercise:
First inhale through the right nostril and exhale from the left nostril and then inhale through the left nostril and exhale from the right nostril.This will control the heat of the body.During the period the breath is held inside,pull the stomach inside for more effective results as well as for reducing the tummy.
Observe that while inhaling,your chest expands by five to seven cm.Better results can be obtained by breathing as above. This breathing exercise should be done in a comfortable position,by sitting upright on the ground or a chair/sofa,or can be done in a standing position or even while walking.
Breathing from the desired nostril-right or left-can be effected by closing the other nostril.Otherwise,if you lie down on the left side of the body,the breath will flow from the right nostril.In,India,people are advised to lie down for 10 to 15 minutes on the left side after luch or dinner so that the breath is linked with sun,producing heat in the body and helping digestion.Similarly if you lie down on the right side,the breath will flow from left nostril which is useful during too much heat or fever.