Sitali Breath to Reduce Anxiety

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Sitali breath 

Use this simple pranayama (breath practice) to cool anxiety, frayed nerves, and anger. It also helps to heal the digestive system and temper fevers. 

Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light neck lock. (Push the chin straight back towards the neck.) 

Breath: Roll the tongue into a "U," with the tip just outside of the lips. Some people can not genetically do this with the tongue, if this is the case, just attempt to but don't worry if the tongue doesn't totally roll.

Inhale deeply through the rolled tongue, hold the breath for just a moment and then exhale through the nose.

Time: 3 minutes or more.

(It is suggested to practice this 26 times in the morning and 26 times in the evening.)