Sitali breath has many holistic benefits. This breath is known for its cooling effects which elicit a calm, peaceful experience for those dealing with inner anger, frustration, and deep sadness. When practiced daily Satali breath offers you the foundation you need to look at long-held events that have contributed to the anger you hold.
Pranayam or breathing techniques are one of the most effective tools we have to keep energy flowing and in health. Sitali breath is a cooling breath that soothes the nervous system, reduces high blood pressure, and relieves stress.
Notice when you are holding emotions that feel difficult. Give this breath a try. Just 3 minutes of Sitali breath can shift your mood, experience, and your day overall. It is SO worth it!
Sit on the floor cross-legged, or sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground.
- Lengthen your spine.
- Take a breath in through your nose, then exhale through your nose slowly.
- Roll your tongue, curling the sides up toward the center. (If this isn’t possible, stick your tongue out through pursed lips.)
- Take an inhale through your tongue (the air on the tongue should feel cool).
- Exhale through your nose.
- Do this for 6 rounds, or 3 minutes or as long as it takes to calm a disruptive state such as anger or stress.
- Release the Sitali breath practice, lay down, or sit in a meditative posture for 3 minutes, breathe the long deep breath.
- Close your practice with a deep bow to your heart and your efforts. You did it!
Peace, peace, blessed peace.
My work views all the elements of being a human—the physical, emotional, and mental—as deeply intertwined… It is from this whole-person perspective that we can best identify the underlying causes of our struggles and empower ourselves to heal.