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Other Names

Left Nostril Breathing


Chandra means Moon, referring to the left nostril. It is similar as Surya Bhedana .

How to do

  • Press the index and middle finger of the left hand against the palm of that hand.
  • Use the thumb to close the left nostril and the ring and little fingers to close the right nostril.
  • When both nostrils are open, the fingers rest on the bridge of the nose.


  • These Breathing Techniques or Pranayamas are designed to allow the free flow of energy in the body and to purify the body's energy channels called nadis.
  • The practice of Pranayama also ensures that every cell in the body receives oxygen and nutrients.


Never do both Chandra Bhedana and Surya Bhedana on the same day

Next Article: Yoga Pranayama: Sitali (Tongue Hissing or Cooling Breath)

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