Learn how the yoga technique of alternate breathing may help reduce tension and calm both your mind and body.

In this instructional video from Taming the Walrus, a European Union-based yoga for MS website, yoga instructor and therapist, Véronique Gauthier (living with MS since 2001), demonstrates alternate breathing. The technique works by controlling the flow of air into and out of the nostrils individually – inhaling through one nostril and exhaling out of the other, then repeating this cycle several times. Alternate breathing is a helpful relaxation technique that may be beneficial when experiencing fatigue during the day or having trouble sleeping at night. So find a quiet place to practice, and find out if alternate breathing works for you.

Always be sure to talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Alternate Breathing, without Retention. Taming the Walrus, 2014. Video.