Shitali Pranayam - Shitali Pranayama

Shitali Pranayam

Introduction To Shitali Pranayam

Sheetali Pranayam is a type of pranayama which has lots of benifits to human body . Sheetali is a sanskrit word which means cooling . But the original word is " Sheetal " . Sheetal means that cold or something cool . The description of Sheetali pranayama is given in the yogic texts like Gerandha Samhita other famous yogic text books . 

The regular practice of sheetali pranayama calms the mind and body , also helps to reduce the stress level . Sheetali Pranayama is helps to lowers the blood pressure , this pranayama is very helpful in hyper acidity or even for ulcers . 

The main feature of Sheetali Pranayama is it reduces the body temperature and gives positive effect to the endocrine gland and the whole nervous system . By practising Sheetali Pranayama person becomes young and looks attractive . This pranayama removes the excess heat accumulation in the human body's system , also works positively on the fever , reduces the excess biles , correct the disorders of spleen etc . Sheetali Pranayama is very effective on the control of excess hunger and thirst . Sheetali Pranayama provides a calming effect on the whole nervous system or on the human body , human mind . 

This modern world is full of stress . Most of the things around us is full of stress and to find happiness and stress free life human can do a lot of things . Yogic activities is also one of those things which helps human beings to stay stress free , happy , cheerful , healthy . Sheetali Pranayama is one of the best pranayama to stay stress free . Sheetali Pranayama stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which induces muscular relaxation and is very effective in stress management . A person who feels stress the doing 10 minutes of sheetali pranayama can help those person to stay calm . This pranayama is very effective in relaxation of body and mind . 

Also Read :- Kapalbhati Pranayama 

Steps For Doing Sheetali Pranayama 

To do Sheetali Pranayama first of all sit in the position of Sukhasana or padmasana . 
Second step to do sheetali pranayama is roll your tongue from both sides to make a tube shape .
Now inhale deeply through this tongue tube . 
Close your mouth and hold your breathe for few seconds . 
Now exhale from the nostrils . 
Repeat this exercise for 8 - 10 times . 

Now we will discuss about the benifits Of Sheetali Pranayama :- 

  • Sheetali Pranayama is one of the best breathing exercise to remove your stress and keep your mind calm .
  • Sheetali Pranayama helps to make our body cool due to inhaling through the rolled tongue . It decreases heat in the body .
  • Sheetali Pranayama is very effective to control our breathe . 
  • Sheetali Pranayama helps to relax the nervous system of human beings .
  • Sheetali Pranayama is very effective to control blood pressure .
  • Sheetali Pranayama helps to improves the quality of sleep and cure insomnia .
  • Sheetali Pranayama is very effective in purification of blood .
  • Sheetali Pranayama is very effective to control your hunger and thirst . 
  • Sheetali Pranayama helps to cool down our mind .
  • Sheetali Pranayama makes us happy by reducing our stress level .

Also Read :- Anulom Vilom Pranayam

Precautions For Sheetali Pranayama :- 

In the winter season there is low temperature so avoid to do sheetali pranayama . 

People who are suffering with problem of low blood pressure can do sheetali pranayama under the guidance of yoga expert . Because sheetali pranayama lower down the body temperature then it also decreases the blood pressure .

People who have problem of asthma , cold , cough . Those people can avoid this pranayama .

Heart patients should not hold breathe for a long time . Or do yoga only under the yoga expert . 

Also Read :- Bhastrika Pranayama 


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