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Performed by one of the hands. All fingers are extended, index and middle bent so that their tips are pressed to the pad at the base of the thumb.


Helps purify energy channels.

Peculiar properties

Used in the practice of Nadi-shodhana. In this case, the index and middle fingers are located above the bridge of the nose, and the thumb at the right nostril, and the ring and little finger — at the left (for the right hand) (with them alternately clamped nostrils). When used in Nadi-shodhana, pranayama is usually performed by the right hand.

Posted in Encyclopedia of yoga on Aug 31, 2019