A short introduction to Swara yoga

Ida nadi Pingala nadi
Left nostril (and the whole left side of the body) Right nostril (and the whole right side of the body)
Moon Sun
Feminine Masculine
Yin Yang
Right brain Left brain
Intuitive Logical
Subjective Objective
Colors Words
Parasympathetic nervous system Sympathetic nervous system
Mental energy Physical energy
Attention Intention
Flexibility Strength
Cooperation Competition
Collective Individual
Introvert Extrovert
Samatha Vipasana
Prey Predator
Cold Hot
Negative Positive
Desire Action


Nadi Shodana is the practice of choice for balancing the swaras.

Further reading:

  • Breath, Mind and Consciousness by Harish Johari
  • Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing
    by Swami Muktibodhananda, Bihar School of Yoga
Christophe Mouze
I'm one of the founders of Sati yoga and the webmaster of this site.