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Shitkari Pranayama

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Shitkari Pranayama

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.

Benifits:

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.
  • Precautions:

    Shitkari must be done more during the summers.

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