Sheethalee Pranayama

Position:
For Sheethalee Pranayama Sit in Sukhasana I Siddhasana I Padmasana. Place your hands on the knees. Observe Dhyana mudra.

Method:
Exhale through nose. Stretch out tongue and make it curved shape (half moon
shape). Inhale deeply and slowly through this passage made by the tongue. After 5 counts, exhale from nostrils. Repeat for 3 to 4 times depending on the requirements.

Caution:
Asthmatics, phlegm Nature (kapha prakruthi) should not do this. People suffering from tonsillitis should NOT practice this. During winter, if necessary, it can be practiced once.

Benefits of Sheethalee Pranayama:

  • Do this when you want to drink water. You can postpone drinking of water for about one and half hours.
  • Drinking of water is prohibited while practicing Pranayama and Yogasanas.
  • This Pranayama can be practiced to quench your thirst and hunger also.
  • This Pranayama has the potential to reduce bad cholesterol, improve blood circulation and purify the blood by flushing out toxins.
  • You will find cure for high BP and bile (pitha) problem will go away.
  • People having knee pain should practice this for 3 to 4 times to get rid of the pain.

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