We all benefit from some pre-travel stress relief. One of our favorite breathing techniques to destress is Alternate nostril breathing.
Benefits: balancing, calming, anti-anxiety, and very relaxing
Sanskrit Name: Nadi Sodhana Pranayama
How to Do It:
Place the right hand in Vishnu Mudra (forefinger and middle finger bent towards the palm; thumb, ring, and pinkie in the air). To do one round: close off right nostril with the thumb and inhale into the left nostril; close left nostril with ring and pinkie fingers, open the right nostril and exhale through the right, then inhale into the right nostril; close the right nostril, open the left, and exhale through the left nostril. Continue, doing 5-20 rounds.
When one travels you can’t help but know with certainty that you will face uncertainty. It is inevitable. While on the road this can present itself as delayed planes, bus, trains or arriving at a destination and the hotel losing your reservation. It easily manifests in getting lost because we aren’t certain at that last crossroads we took the right way.
All of this can lead to feeling disoriented.
And that’s ok.
At those moments when one is feeling completely disoriented then pause, breath, meditate inwards to that one certain place – your heart. It is always a safe haven you can trust. Here below are some of our favorite quotes about uncertainty.
Seeing through the eyes of the world,
Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
In an ecology of love, people can relate in trust and face the future without fear. They do not need to play it safe. They can take uncertainty in their stride.
Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.