śītalī is a breathing practice that means ‘cooling breath’
sit comfortably – turn your attention to your soft breath
curling your tongue like a straw…
sip the breath in slowly as you tip your head back.
the breath is almost silent
(if you find it difficult to roll your tongue into a straw shape, sip the breath in over the flat tongue instead)
now relax your tongue. notice the cool air.
breathe out slowly through your lips, as if you are blowing dandelion seeds. let your chin move towards your chest.
the breath is very soft
after several rounds – rest and watch your breath go free
“Smile. Breathe. And go slowly.” Thich Nhat Hanh