In yoga is known as the cooling breath.
There are various ways to practice this wonderful yoga breathing technique and this is my favourite way.
As well as being cooling for us when we feel very hot, it has the effect of calming and soothing us when we’re feeling restless or agitated.
- Sit upright, ideally on a hard chair.
- Place the tip of your tongue gently behind your teeth.
- Slightly part your lips and sip in the air with a gentle sith sound.
- Close your mouth and softly exhale through your nose.
- Repeat this 10 times.
In yoga we’re told that this practice helps with all diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems. For this reason you may want to do this in the privacy of your own home, since it’s likely that you will belch and or pass wind within 10 to fifteen minutes of the practice! This is because a rebalancing of gases within is taking place.
It can help alleviate acid reflux, indigestion, heart burn and bloating