How to keep a cool head

August 7, 2018



Hope you're enjoying the summer and soaking up the active light energy, vitamin D, vitamin Sea & Co. :-) Summer is a creative, adventurous, holiday season when we spent a lot of time outdoors and are mostly active in body, mind and spirit. Therefore it is important not to get burnt out on all the yang, active, hot energy and do some calming, cooling exercises like my absolute favorite prāṇāyāma (breathing technique) called śītalī (pronounced sh-ee-ta-lee) or cooling breath.

Here the instruction on how to do it + a short video of me showing it:


Rolle die Zunge in Form eines U oder O. Atme ein über die so gerollte Zunge, hebe dabei deinen Kopf leicht nach oben. Halte den Atem, als ob du ihn verschlucken würdest. Atme aus abwechselnd durch das linke und rechte Nasenloch. Wir beginnen und enden mit der linken SEite weil das sie der ruheígen, passive kühlen Mondseite entspricht. Dehe die Ausatmung so weit du kannst aus. Mind. 3 Minuten üben. Shitali kühlt den Körper und den Geist, hilft im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, den kühlen Kopf zu bewahren. Er lindert innere Unruhe, Wut, innere + äußere Hitze und Nervosität. Mildert Verdauuungs- und Wechseljahrebeschwerden und hilft auch den Appetit zu reduzieren.


Curl the tongue lengthwise in the shape of a U or O. Inhale deeply across the curled tongue, lifting your head slightly upwards. Hold your breath at the end of inhalation and swallow it. Exhale alternately through the left and right nostril. Begin and finish with the left side because it corresponds to the calm, passive, cool Moon side. Lengthen your exhalation for the extra calming effect. Practice for at least 3 minutes. Shitali cools the body and the mind, it literally helps to keep the cool head. It also relieves restlessness, internal and external heat and anxiety. Furthermore, it helps with digestive problems and menopausal hormonal disbalance as well as helps reduce appetite.





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