How do I practice Sitali Breath?

To do Sitali breath, you slowly sip air through a rolled tongue (or pursed lips for those who can’t roll their tongues thanks to genetics).

Exhale through the nose.

When should we do Sitali breath?

Sitali Pranayama, often called “the cooling breath,” is a breath practice that cools the body and has a calming effect on the nervous system.  In Ayurveda, Sitali breath is encouraged during the summer months and hottest parts of the day to pacify the heat that builds in your body.

What are the benefits of Sitali pranayama

  • Cooling for the body and mind
  • Calming
  • Can help to focus
  • Can help reduce agitation or anger
  • Digestion
  • Useful during hot flushes
  • Great during hot weather