Sitali Breathing is a technique used in yoga to cool the body and emotions. To practice sitali breath, find a comfortable seat with a tall spine, and rest your hands in your lap. Roll your tongue like a straw (or purse your lips like you’re sipping through a straw) and inhale, feeling the air cool your tongue. Then close your mouth and exhale out through your nose.
Sitali breath is a good exercise to use for emotions that generate heat in the body, like anger, irritation and impatience. This breath can be practiced anywhere from a few cycles to a few minutes, until you feel cool, calm and collected.
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