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As well as head and eye pressure, it seems that many of us are also suffering with nasal pain, pressure, blocked sinuses and such in recent months. Which is interesting as it is, among other things, a clear indication of an imbalance in the masculine and feminine energy within our body.
We all know that part of what this ‘Shift’ is about is trying to balance an overly dominant, masculine world and all this nasal pressure could be another tell-tale sign that it is indeed in the process of happening…
Whilst studying in India, for my yoga teaching, we covered many topics on how yoga and pranayama (ancient breathing techniques) positively affects the physical and energetic bodies, including the chakras and nadis.
If this is all new to you, I shall give a brief overview…
As well as the physical body we have an energy body known as the pranic sheath. Within our pranic sheath there are over 72,000 spiritual currents or energy nerves called the nadis (to get a rough idea of what the nadis look like visualise a huge plate of cooked spaghetti, with strands running in and out and overlapping) which correlate with the nerves in the physical body (in acupuncture they are known as meridians).
A point where many nadis accumulate is known as a chakra.
It is said, we have 14 main nadis, of which I’m going to cover 2: the Ida nadi and the Pingala nadi.
The Ida nadi governs the feminine, left side of the body, which in turn activates the right hemisphere (visual, intuitive and creative) of the brain.
The Pingala nadi governs the masculine, right side of the body and activates the left (logical) side of the brain.
Signs that you may have a poor functioning Ida nadi (femine energy): feeling cold, depression, low mental energy and sluggish digestion, blocked left nostril.
Signs of a poor functioning Pingala nadi (masculine energy): feeling hot, quick temper and easily angered, itching body, dry skin and throat, excessive appetite, excessive physical or sexual energy, blocked right nostril.
When the left nostril is dominant (more airflow passing through nostril) it means the right side of the brain is more active and when the right nostril is dominant the left side of the brain is active and this will tend to change throughout the day.
It can all get a little confusing (especially to me… doesn’t take much these days to get me befuddled) because the left side of the body is feminine, but the left side of the brain is masculine and the right side of the body is masculine, yet the right side of the brain is feminine… Phew! Explaining that has just given me brain-ache!
You may have heard the saying that when someone is known to be left-brained (masculine) they tend to be logical, driven, analytical and fast paced. The left side of the brain is associated with aggression, physical strength, control and ego. It is known that those who are right-brained (feminine) are artsy, sensitive, nurturing and easy-going, as the right brain is associated with creativity, inner-strength and intuition.
Empaths and Highly Sensitive People tend to be right-brained.
Here’s a quick check to see which side is more dominant in you now:
Block your right nostril and breath through the left, now swap over and block the the left nostril and breath through the right.
Which side was the dominant?
If it was your left that means your right hemisphere of your brain is more active.
If it was the right nostril then your left brain is more active.
Dependant on which side is active/dominant will depend on how well you fare in certain tasks: If your right nostril is dominant it’s a good time to do physically challenging activities, when the left nostril is activated it’s a good time to be creative, meditate or reflective.
If you find one, or both of your nostrils often blocked, whistling or painful without any cause (i.e. cold, allergies or other irritants), it could be a clear sign that your masculine and feminine energy is off-balance.
Observe how your sinuses get when around others: notice whether they get blocked or whistle when around certain people or places.
A relaxing breathing technique which is good to do to balance the ida and pingala nadis (masculine & feminine energy) is Nadi Shodhana or otherwise known as alternate-nostril breathing: Click here to learn more
When you discover the secrets of an Empath you can return to balance and harness your hidden power. Then you will see the revolutionary changes that will reshape your world!
Hope this post may help you on your journey