This is an intruduction of an easy method to fall asleep in case of insomnia or to wake up fully when the body is still asleep and the alarm clock is ringing mad. I found it out experimentally, but apparently the method is known since ages in India as Pranayama exercise.
How did this idea came up? Usually after a meditation, when my body (physical and subtle) get balanced, I can feel that my nose becomes very clear, even if it was not blocked at all. This is a very pleasant feeling, as if I would get the second breath. This happens automatically without me doing any special yogic exercise for it. As far as I can explain it, the Kundalini does it while rising. Actually this is also a good check up for a quality mediation : )
How is it related to the title of the post? In fact, I use this knowledge of the “pure nose” for regulating my body activity! – and I am sure everyone, either a yoga practitioner or not, can use it same way.
Let me tell you why and how. Basically we have our left side and right side (please read the detailed explanation here and here). If we are active (mentally or physically) our right side is at work. You can notice that at that state your right nostril is more clear. If you feel moody or weak, most probably your right nostril is blocked. Same for the morning wake up.
What can we learn from it? In the night, if you are still active but need to sleep, block your right nostril (may be by slightly pressing a finger toward the nostril) and lay down quietly. If you can not breath (which is most probable, as the left nostril mostly blocked at this state), then breath with the mouth for some time, after some minutes your left nostril will free itself and accordingly you will fall asleep without noticing it… The opposite works for the morning wake up. Here you have to block the left nostril in order to “switch on” the right one, and thus activate yourself.
I am using this small tricks sometimes and they work incredibly good. If you like to try it out, happy to hear your reports 🙂
LOVE, axinia (image by me)