As human beings we have many aspects that make-up who we are.

We have our emotions, thoughts, body’s and our spirituality which we experience through out senses.

When we smell through our noses we are taking air in and out. Each breath through our nostrils affects our electrical currents. This occurs through the exchange of positive and negative ions being taken in and out with each breath.

The right nostril functions as a chamber for positive ions.The left nostril functions as a chamber for negative ions. This exchange is known as ionization, which describes the balance of positive and negative ions. This balance is important for maintaining our electromagnetic immune, metabolic and thermal function.

Each cell has positive and negative ions. When we surround ourselves with fresh air, water and nature it helps to increase our negative ions which can be depleted by pollution, air-conditioning and a lack of nature.

the smell of nature

Imbalances in our ionization can make it hard to think straight and can make us feel out of touch with our environment. If our noses are blocked or imbalanced it can affect the way we experience things, which in turn influence our emotions and behavior. It can also affect our centering and right and left brain integration. Ionization breathing is often found in many yoga practices.

How to balance:

Inbreath – do lots of short sniffs into the nostrils and then breathe our through the mouth.

Outbreath – breathe in through the mouth and then do lots of short sniffs out the nose Integrating ‘ionization’ into your daily life can have a notable impact on your well-being and help with intergrating your experiences into all aspects of who you are.

Integrating ‘ionization’ into your daily life can have a notable impact on your well-being and help with intergrating your experiences into all aspects of who you are.

References:

ICPKP. Professional Kinesiology Practitioner Manual. 2010

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~glaskin/ion.htm