If you’ve ever felt scattered, unfocused, confused about what to focus on, anxious or unsettled in your being, read on.
Last week we published an article that outlined the various techniques you might use to prepare yourself for an interview.
In that article I spoke about nadi shodhana – alternate nostril breathing.
I use this yogic technique all the time.
- I use it when I’m feeling unfocused and uncertain about what I should prioritise in my work day.
- I use it before being interviewed.
- When I’m nervous about speaking up about a controversial topics – whether online or in person.
- When I worked for other people I used to go into the toilet cubicle and take a few rounds of nadi shodhana before important meetings.
- I use it when I’m feeling tired and have a webinar or workshop to run and need to refresh myself.
It’s a great technique to get into the habit of using on a regular basis. And if you really want to get grounded and centred – particularly at a time when the world is chaotic and running on fear – it’s a great practice to take for an extended period of time, say 15+ minutes.
Here’s some audio instructions to support you in developing the habit of using alternate nostril breathing.
If you don’t feel confident about practising alternate nostril breathing, listen and follow along with the audio once or twice to be sure you really understand how to use the tool. Then you’ll be able to practise on your own or you can continue to be guided through it, if that’s your preference.
Either way, you’ll be ready to confidently speak up and do your thing, knowing you have this handy tool in your pocket as and when you need it.