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Sheetali and Sitkari Pranayama
Swami Ramdev's Sheetali and Sitkari Pranayama
Sheetali pranayama is a breathing technique to reduce heat in the body. It is often referred to as the “Cooling Breath”. Using the cooling tendencies of the tongue, sheetali pranayama only allows cool, relaxed breaths to enter the body. These breaths have the effect of lowering the temperature of the body, as well as cooling the mind. People with disorders resulting from excess heat in the body/mind, such as high blood pressure, acidity, or ulcers will benefit greatly from the daily practice of this pranayama
Sit in Padmasana, Siddhasana or Vajrasana. Protruding the tongue roll it along the sides so that it takes the shape of blowpipe. Now suck in the air and retain it inside your lungs as long as possible. Ultimately exhale the breath through both the nostrils.
Method : Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana < and roll the tongue upward in such a way that it’s tip touches the upper palate and it’s mid part touches the lip. Now suck in the air with an audible. Si..S-..Si.. sound. Then retain the breath as long as possible. Ultimately exhale the breath through both the nostrils. Benefits :