This is a great simple biohack to “Rest and Recover” your body.
It’s all about the QUALITY OF YOUR RECOVERY that determines how well you improve your performance.
When we workout, we are using our sympathetic nervous system to workout. We are in a state of flight or fight/alertness.
By closing the right nostril, you are forced to breath through the left nostril. This gives more oxygen to the right side of the brain – which indicates to the body that you are not in a state of flight or flight.
Use a simple cotton swab to close out your right nostril.
Here are two great articles and a book that I recommend on particular nasal breathing:
1) Breathing through a particular nostril can alter metabolism and autonomic activities: https://lnkd.in/gAGJbBM
2) Assessment of the Effects of Pranayama/Alternate Nostril Breathing on the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Young Adults: https://lnkd.in/g66k3TR
3) Breath book by @mrjamesnestor