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  1. would i gain any benefit from blocking my right nostril and breathing just through the left for a period of time during the day? ive read that the left nostril stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and calms the brain/body. i cant practice pranayama at the moment so im hoping that maybe i will get some benefit from this?
  2. thanks for the response. i dont intake any caffeine and only get a small amount of sugar daily(about 35 grams which is the rda for a male) that inverted posture in the video is so appealing! i look forward to trying it when i get back to pranayama. i read that strenuous exercise excites the sns and that staying below 130 bpm in wont activate it. im going to try to get on my spin bike every day. with regards to finding a teacher, i wish i lived in india and had a master yogi to guide me! it will probably take some good searching to find an expert where i am. hopefully not too hard of a search. thanks again for the advice. ill be sure to let you know how i go in the future
  3. thank you for the reply i found this video VERY interesting and informative! ive been doing ujjayi, bee breath and nadi shodhana because i was lead to believe that they are calming and would strengthen the parasympathetic system. for a normal person i guess that would be true, but for someone in my position, i guess that it has been detrimental. im very curious about the postures mentioned in the video. some people on another forum have suggested that i stop pranayama for the mean time and take up meditation. they say that ive been stimulating with pranayama without the counter balance of the quieting meditation. im going to stop pranayama, take up meditation and start exercising daily. hopefiully when my nervous system has calmed down and i finally decide to get back to my breathing practice i think it would be cool to do them in the posture in this video. the one with the legs on the wall. ive heard that some pranayama should only be practiced in seated position. are there certain ones i shouldnt do in the inverted posture? thank you for your time in reading this
  4. I have what i believe to be a hyper-reactive sympathetic nervous system which fires off now hundreds of times a day. i have hyperarrousal very badly this isnt a medical condition. its caused by stress and anxiety and is a vicious cycle that feeds off itself my question is : is doing pranayama aggravating my sympathetic nervous system and perpetuating the cycle? here is where i stand with my practice Ive been doing pranayama for about 2 months and havnt had any results in soothing my problems i do nadi shodhana for a few minutes then bee breath for a few minutes followed by about 15 minutes of ujjayi i dont do any breath retention im very desperate in getting rid of my problems so any help is very much appreciated thanks