Stress is the main culprit in inviting various health problems into our body. To drive away stress from our holy body, one needs to practice pranayama daily. Sheetkari Pranayama means ‘Cool Breathing’ in Sanskrit, this breathing technique cools down our body. Just like a Phython breathes in through its mouth taking in lots of Oxygen into his stomach, we will also breathe in through our mouth. This breathing method cools out body and mind.
How to practice Sheetkari Pranayama
- Sit erect in any asana or meditative pose in an open space with lots of fresh air early in the morning.
- Make sure your stomach is empty. Keep your eyes closed. Just feel the fresh air of the early morning.
- Now touch your upper jaws with your tongue. Join your upper and lower teeth in a row.
- Slowly open only your lips, and not your teeth, keep them intact.
- Start inhaling through your teeth. You will hear a hissing sound.
- After a deep inhale close your mouth and exhale through your nose
- Repeat the breathing several times.
Benefits of Sheetkari Pranayama
- This breathing technique cools down the body temperature. So it is a must when a person is suffering from fever.
- Your mouth and throat infections will be cured.
- If you are suffering from indigestion or problems related to spleen, then all of them will be cured by practising this pranayama.
- High blood pressure patients must practice this pranayama to bring in control of their blood pressure.
- Through this breathing technique you can put a full stop to your dental problems.
- Since this pranayama controls the body temperature, it calms your mind and acts as a stress buster.
- This pranayama reduces stress, improves the mood and also reduces anxiety, so it is best for curing depression.
Precautions while practising Sheetkari Pranayam
- Do not practice this pranayama if you have cold and cough.
- If you are suffering from any respiratory diseases like asthma, then it advised not to practice this pranayama
- Do not practice this breathing exercise if you are suffering from low blood pressure
Sheetkari Pranayam is best practiced after the completion of all the pranayamas and yoga asanas.