Nadi Shodhana—a.k.a. alternate nostril breathing or channel-cleaning breath— is sometimes considered a preparation for breathwork (pranayama). Other times it’s considered a formal practice in itself. Yet what’s clear is this: It is an incredibly powerful breathing practice that can help settle and balance your body, mind, and emotions. Whether you’re looking for an instant calm, or hoping to take a deeper dive and find more self-awareness, watch this short video to learn how to practice nadi shodhana so you can add it in to your daily self-care routine.