In Shitali pranayama and Sheetkari pranayama we breathe through mouth. These are same like a Python’s breathing. Python, hens, kids of deer takes a deep breath through opening the mouth and they all are simply sucked in with the air and it’s the capability to digest it. Sheetkari pranayama and Shitali process are also like this.
- People who are suffering from cold and cough, Asthama or other respiratory problems, tonsillitis should not practice Sheetkari and Shitali pranayam. People who have Low Blood pressure problems are strictly advised that not to perform this pranayama.
- Sheetkari pranayama is the variation of Shitali Pranayam. People who are not able to fold their both sides of tongue in Shitali pranayam can perform this pranayam. Perform Shitali pranayama and Sheetkari pranayama after doing Asana and other Pranayama. ↑
- Sit in any meditative pose in which you are comfortable.
- Keep your eyes close and try to touch the tongue upward.
- Join the upper and lower row of teeth.
- Now open your lips and start inhaling with making the sound See-See.
- After inhaling close your lips and breathe out through nose.
- Repeat this at least 8 to 10 rounds. ↑
The benefits or plus points of Sheetkari is same as Shitali Pranayama but there are some following plus points of Sheetkari pranayam.
- Cools down the body temperature so it is useful in Fever.
- It is beneficial in mouth related diseases, throat and tongue.
- Helps in spleen and indigestion.
- Best for High blood pressure and for summer session.
- It is effective in dental problems like pyorrhea.
- It controls the body temperature.
- Calms the mind and it is best stress buster.
- Reduces the emotional excitation and mental tension.
- Best for depression. ↑