Stay Cool With Shitali Pranayama

"Hissing Breath"

I learned this technique only recently as part of a pranayama workshop.  I didn’t notice the promoted “cooling” effect when first introduced to it, but last week when I was stuck inside a crowded broken down commuter train for more than an hour in record 100 degree temps, I gave it a try.  Not only did it keep me cool (I barely broke a sweat), it helped me remain calm while others around me were red-faced and visibly irate. Try it the next time you’re hot and bothered.

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