Shitali – cooling Pranayama – breath Shitali pranayama cools the system and soothes the eyes and ears. It is beneficial to those with fever, biliousness and even halitosis. Contraindications This pranayama is prohibited for those with low blood pressure. Cold and tingling in the throat is normal. Heart and asthma patients should not hold breath.
Bhastrika pranayama is a yogic breathing technique that consists of a series of forceful, vigorous and rhythmic inhalations and exhalations. Unlike other types of pranayama, it is the exhalation that sets the force and the pace. Bhastrika – bellows Pranayama – breath If you feel sluggish or groggy, especially in the mornings or during the