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Old 09-19-2003, 01:06 PM   #1
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Question Switching Sides

Hey all...this may sound like a dumb qestion...but I'll
ask it anyway!

Does anyone have a clue as to why, when you have a cold, one nasal passage is blocked, and then it will
switch to the other side and unblock the other? Very seldom do I ever get a cold that blocks both nasal passages at the same time.
It just seems weird....or maybe is it just ME!

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Old 09-21-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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...not one person in this entire world who views this board does not know an answer to this question!!??

I cannot believe it!

Old 10-07-2003, 11:37 AM   #3
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Hi, I only just saw your posting, and it reminded me that I read somewhere that this happens so I did a quick search and found this, it is what Yogi's say.

"With this exercise, we breathe through only one nostril at a time. The logic behind this exercise is that normal breathing does alternate from one nostril to the other at various times during the day. In a healthy person the breath will alternate between nostrils about every two hours. Because most of us are not in optimum health, this time period varies considerably between people and further reduces our vitality. According to the yogis, when the breath continues to flow in one nostril for more than two hours, as it does with most of us, it will have an adverse effect on our health. If the right nostril is involved, the result is mental and nervous disturbance. If the left nostril is involved, the result is chronic fatigue and reduced brain function. The longer the flow of breath in one nostril, the more serious the illness will be."

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