Pranayama - Shitkari Pranayama
 
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Sit stayright in a comfortable posture, keeping the head, neck, and spine erect. Placa the hands in Gyana Mudra.
   
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Open the lips and keep the teeth together
2.
Lightly press the tip of the tongue against the lower front teeth.
3.
Inhale through the mouth over the tongue with a kind of hissing sound like the sound of the letter 's'.
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After filling the lungs completely, close the mouth and exhale through both nostrils without retention.
   
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Practice Shitakari for one to five minutes, increasing the time one minute each week.
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Like Shitali, it should be practiced in the summer.
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Although those who are subject to excess bile can do it in any season.
   
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It reduces heat, clears the complexion and helps in controlling thirst, hunger and sleep.
 
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