Try Sheetali Breathing to Keep Your Cool
How do you stay cool when it’s hot outside — or maybe your internal heat’s rising from whatever’s going on in your life? Try Sheetali breathing, a cooling breath practice — unless you have a medical condition and then check with your health care provider. But most of us can do it. In Sheetali breathing, you roll your tongue like a straw and inhale, sipping in air, close your mouth and exhale through your nose. If you can’t roll your tongue, open your mouth a little and place your tongue between your front teeth. Then sip in the air, close your mouth and exhale through your nose. Do 7 rounds or work up to 15. Sheetali breathing cools your inner organs and improves your digestion. It’s easy to do, fun and can be practiced almost anywhere! Have you used a cooling breath to stay calm and cool when the heat’s turned up — on the inside or outside?