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How To Focus Your Mind With This Super Simple Breath

How To Focus Your Mind With This Super Simple Breath

April 17, 20212 min read

Ever have those days when too many tabs are open and nothing is getting done? What if you could focus your mind using this super simple breath practice?

Worth trying?


This breath practice gets results even after the first try.

What results are you looking for?

A feeling of calm.
Peacefulness, like the world just slowed down…
Focus and clarity {actually get something done without feeling like you are all over the map}.

Follow along with this video it only takes a few minutes:

Switch Breath – Focus Your Mind With This Super Simple Breath

The official name for this breathing technique is Nadi Shodhana. It helps to link both sides of the brain and gets the body and mind working together.

“Pointers” To Make This Flow Smoothly…

Finger Placement

Fingers should be lightly placed with the thumb and index finger on either side of the nose, just below the bone.

You may rest your pointer and middle finger on your third eye point.

Begin on the Right

After taking a couple of breaths, start by closing off the left nostril, exhale out through the right. Pause. Inhale in through the right nostril. Switch to open the left and close the right nostril. Exhale left. Pause. Inhale left. Switch.

Start with 5 rounds.

After getting used to that increase to 7 rounds. Then you might enjoy 2 rounds of 7… The idea is to keep it simple. Don’t add in anxiety – just keep it easeful and relaxed.

Amplify Your Focus With Essential Oils

Combine this breath technique with a diffuser blend to help you focus. That’s where the magic really happens. They fuel each other to instil clarity and clarity, or if you prefer calm and peacefulness depending on what you add to the diffuser.

Favourite Blends for Focus

If you want to keep this simple. Diffuse Lemon.

If you want to amplify your brain power after Switch Breath, then experiment with Frankincense, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Lemon, Lime, {any citrus really…} and peppermint.

Try this one – Genius Zone

2 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Lime
1 drop Frankincense

For more inspiration on oils to help your mind stay focused and clear check out:

Top 10 Essential Oils for Brain Fog
Homework Helper Diffuser Blends

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