2. Cooling Breath (Sheetali Pranayama or Seetkari Pranayama )
If your body feels hot and overheated, or if you feel anxious, cooling breath will help you find relief. It’s the perfect exercise to cool off after exercise, being outside in the heat, or if you’re feeling emotionally heated. You’ll be surprised by how much calmer, cooler, and more relaxed you feel afterward.
To practice cooling breath, simply roll your tongue into a tube shape and breathe in through your mouth. If you cannot curl up your tongue like a taco, you can fold it horizontally between your teeth, or just purse your lips together and make an “O” shape with your mouth. To breathe out, close your mouth and breathe out through the nose. Repeat this cycle to get a cooling effect.