some important applications of
swara yoga, which can be used in
daily life to save the vital force
and to avoid negative influences
in daily life. These are: 1. When
you get up early in the morning,
check your nostrils for the flow
of breath. Then touch that side of
your face with the hand
corresponding to which nostril is
if the right nostril flow is
stronger, then touch the right
side of the face with your right
palm. Keep your eyes closed, if
the right nostril is active at
that time, then face north or
east. If the left nostril is
active, then face south or west.
Then in the right nostril
visualise sun, and feel that
ray which is coming from the sun
is entering through your heart.
Feel the presence of cosmic
energy. If the active nostril is
left, then visualise same process
in the full moon and that
moonlight is coming and entering
in your heart. Then keep your both
palms together in awahani mudra
and open your eyes and look first
at the root of the index finger of
the side which corresponds to the
active nostril. Then, visualize
the different deities and their
powers resting in your palms, and
imagine that their cosmic energies
are coming into you and making
your internal energies positive
vasate lakshmi, karamadhye
putting the feet on the ground:
chant this mantra
vasane devi, parvatashtal mandale
Vishnu patni namastubhyam,
three eyes devi as mother earth in
yellow clothes or yellow squire
Put that foot on the ground first,
which corresponds to the nostril
which is flowing - if right then
right foot first.
to the toilet when right nostril
is flowing and urinate when the
left nostril is flowing.
meals when right nostril is
flowing and drink water when the
left is flowing.
4. Go to bed
at night when right nostril is
flowing and rise when the left is
5. When you
leave home, step out with the foot
corresponding to the nostril in
which the breath is flowing.
6. Start a
long journey when left nostril is
flowing and enter other houses
when the right is flowing.
the day, left nostril dominance is
auspicious and at night right
nostril flow is favourable for
good health and longevity.
speaking, studying and learning
are favourable when the right
Meditation, mantra chanting,
starting any auspicious work such
as construction, entering a new
house, opening a new business etc.
are favourable in left nostril
dominance. Avoid all external
material work in shusumna. (Both
nostril dominance) all work done
in shusumna becomes fruitless.