Nostril flaring breathing

In this exercise, I tense and relax my nostril muscles rhythmically. The exercise activates my nostril muscles and improves my ability to balance myself.

The way I exercise ‘nostril-flaring’ breathing

  • Breathing: exclusive through the nose.
  • Position: I sit comfortably with a straight back, relax my tongue and jaw, and close my eyes.
  • Reset my breathing.
  1. Inhale fully to maximum diaphragm amplitude. 2Xunits.
  2. Exhale, to minimum diaphragm amplitude. 4Xunits.
  3. Tilt my head back and flair my nostrils.
  4. Hold my breath until ‘air hunger start.’
  5. Tilt my head forward.
  6. Repeat for a few rounds.


Nostril muscles are just like any other muscle; not using these muscles for an extended period may lead to a limited or even loss of the ability to flair the nostrils.

I sometimes imagine that there is a flower close to my nose, and I smell a pleasant scent.

This exercise may impact nostril dominance.