What is the best ratio for begginers to practice the Nadi Shodhana Pranayama .
Great for beginners to do the Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.
Inhalation 1:2 exhalation
[Nadi Shodhana](https://www.rishikeshyogisyogshala.org/types-of-pranayama-and-their-benefits) means purification of Nadi (energy channels). This is one of the most significant pranayama practices in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga tradition.
To start the first stage of the practice start inhaling from the left nostril with slow, deep and rhythmic breath while keeping the right closed with the thumb. At the end of inhalation close the left nostril and open the right and breathe slowly and deeply.
This stage of Nadi Shodhana pranayama is also called alternate nostrils breathing. As this basic stage of the pranayama is mastered then gradually one is graduated to other stages of the technique which incorporates different breathing ratios.