Shitkari literally means “that which cools.” Shitkari Pranayama is a breathing yoga which is effective in cooling the body. It help in cooling the body and most important is that it reduces stress and cools the mind also.
The regular practise of Shitkari:
lowers body heat
clears your complexion
Helps you in controlling thirst, hunger and sleep.
How to Perform:
Lightly press the tip of your tongue against your lower front teeth.
Inhale orally over your tongue with a kind of hissing sound.
After filling your lungs completely, shut your mouth and exhale through both your nostrils without retention.
Do Shitkari for 1 – 5 minutes; increase the duration by half a minute every week.
Shitkari must be done more during the summers.