Moon breathing, the sleep technique from Japan - Jolly Ray
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Moon breathing – Are you already familiar with this sleep technique from Japan?

What is moon breathing?

moon breathing

Moon breathing is a Japanese breathing technique that relieves stress and helps you to relax. It allows your mind to focus on the exercise, while your breathing calms. So in essence it is a form of meditation. When reading the guide to the exercise below, you might laugh and think: “Is this some kind of a joke?” But don’t let this discourage you from trying this technique. Here is how it works:

  1. Make sure you are in a comfortable position.
  2. Close your eyes and relax your body and face; including your tongue, jaw, and the muscles around your eyes.
  3. Now, using your right thumb, close your right nostril.
  4. Allow your index and middle fingers to rest against the palm of your hand and stretch both your little and ring finger as far as you can.
  5. Now breathe in deeply through your left nostril. Why your left nostril? Because the left side of your body is believed to be more closely linked to your nervous system.
  6. Before exhaling, use your right ring finger to block your left nostril. Release your thumb and breathe out calmly through your right nostril.
  7. Keep repeating this exercise.

After some minutes you should notice that your breathing has calmed down and that you feel relaxed. It may seem somewhat of a strange practice, but it is worth trying. We certainly believe so.

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