Because it is so powerful, it’s best to learn advanced pranayama practices from an experienced teacher, but there are a few practices that are simple enough to share online. We have posted on bhramari and a version of nadi shodhana. A few months ago, we also shared the practice of yoni mudra as an additional way to direct your flow of energy and connect to your higher self within. This month, we offer one additional pranayama practice that is designed to disperse excess heat in the body and mind.
Shitkari pranayama (modification for shitali)
If you have been trained in pranayama and regularly practice breath retention, you may include an inhale retention before exhaling through the left nostril. Use a 1:1:2 ratio (inhale:hold:exhale) to start. We have extensive experience with pranayama and offer one-on-one Yoga consultations if you would like to bring this retention into your practice.