As well as head and eye pressure, it seems many are also suffering with nasal pain, sinus pressure or blocked sinuses in recent times. Which is interesting because sinus problems are a clear indication of an imbalance within one’s masculine and feminine energy.
Most are already aware that part of what this ‘Shift’ is about is trying to balance an overly dominant masculine world. All this nasal pressure, that many are enduring, could be another tell-tale sign that this is indeed in the process of happening…
Whilst studying in India, for my yoga teaching, we learnt how yoga, and pranayama (ancient breathing techniques), positively affects the physical and energetic bodies, which includes the chakras and nadis. And how by regularly practising them one could balance the masculine and feminine energies
Before we go any further, for those of you who are new to chakras and nadis, I shall give a brief overview of what the energetic body entails…
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 which correlate with the nerves in the physical body (in acupuncture they are known as meridians). To get an idea of what the nadis look like visualise a huge plate of cooked spaghetti, with strands running in and out and overlapping.
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 (visual, intuitive and creative) side of the brain.
The Pingala nadi governs the masculine, right side of the body and activates the left (logical) side of the brain.
Signs you have a poor functioning Ida nadi (femine energy) are: extreme coldness, depression, low mental energy, sluggish digestion, and a blocked left nostril.
Signs of a poor functioning Pingala nadi (masculine energy): excessive body heat, quick temper, 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 more active. The dominance of each nostril will change throughout the day.
Now here is where things get confusing: Although the left hemisphere of the brain is masculine the left side of the body is feminine, and the right hemisphere of the brain is feminine but the right side of the body is masculine. So when you are left brained the right side of your body is usually dominant and vice versa… Phew! Explaining that just gave 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.
And with the right brain being associated with creativity, inner-strength and intuition, those who are right-brained (feminine) tend to be are artsy, sensitive, nurturing and easy-going.
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 nostril that means the 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 your nostrils are often blocked, or painful, without any apparent cause (i.e. cold, allergies or other irritants), it could be a sign that your masculine and feminine energy is off-balance, which could lead to being ungrounded.
It is also interesting to observe how your sinuses are influenced by being around others. Empaths are affected by other people’s energy which can also affect their masculine and feminine energies. Notice what happens to your sinuses when around certain people, especially those who are overly masculine or feminine.
To help balance your masculine and feminine energy, there is an excellent breathing technique you can use called Nadi Shodhana. Otherwise known as alternate-nostril breathing, when practised regularly this breathing technique helps balance the ida and pingala nadis : Click here for instructions
If you have an imbalance within your masculine and feminine energy you may also be suffering with a damaged energy field and leaky aura. Learn more about this condition here.
Hope this post may help you on your Empath journey
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