Sheetali Pranayam -The Cooling Pranayam

By | August 7, 2016

How to Do Sheetali Pranayam

  •  Sit in any meditative posture.
  • Pull out your tongue up to 1/2 -3/4 inch and fold by both the sides as it becomes like a pipe.
  • The tongue will be pressed between both the lips. Tongue will remain like the pipe at both the sides inside and outside of the mouth.
  • Now do “Purak” (to inhale) through the inside of this pipe means inhale.
  • Then exhale through both the nostrils.
  • This is called a one round.
  • Similarly one can do more rounds.
  • At least 8-10 rounds, we should do.

Benefits of Sheetali Pranayam

  • Sensors on the tongue are awakened.
  • Aliveness comes in “Manipur Charka” (Navel Centre).
  • Appetite increases.
  • It gives soothing to the whole body.
  • It is benefited in the paralysis.
  • Problems occur due to “Pitta” typed ayurvedic nature, like sour belching and acidity are cured.
  • Toxins of the body are removed.
  • If there is much hot in the body, do yoga practice, perform this Pranayam.
  • It is the best in the summers and hot regions (geographical) – and also for the people with “Pitta” – typed aurvedic nature.

Cautions while performing Sheetali Pranayam

  • The room in which, you are going to practice this pranayam, its temperature should be less than the outer side temperature.
  • During inhalation, cool air should go inside, not hot air. If hot air goes inside, it causes reverse effects.

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