Teeth Hissing, Hissing Breath
Sitkari pertains to the sound made by drawing air in through the front teeth-either tightly closed or slightly opened-with the tongue tip regulating the air pressure and sound. This technique pertains only to inhaling, except that exhaling normally takes place through both nostrils, after a usual full pause.
How to do
- Sit in a comfortable position.
- In this exercise, a hissing sound is produced when the breath is drawn in, through the mouth, with the tongue touching the upper palate.
- When the breath is drawn in, a hissing sound similar to ‘si, si, si’, is produced.
- Hold the breath till you can and then throw out the breath through both the nostrils.
- The practice enhances the beauty of the practitioner and vigor of his body.
- It removes the hunger, thirst, indolence and sleep.
- It prevents the bile from increasing.
- Hardness of the tonsils is also removed by it.
- With regular practice of the Pranayama the mental and physical powers of the performer increases.
- It makes you invincible.
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