What is Sheetali Pranayama?
- Sheetali Pranayama is a breathing technique in which the air is drawn in through the mouth with the tongue curled up into a tube-like shape and then the breath is retained briefly before exhaling through the nose. This pranayama is known for its cooling and calming effects on the body and mind, making it especially useful during hot weather or times of stress. It can also help to alleviate digestive issues and reduce high blood pressure. However, it may not be suitable for those with respiratory issues such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).