Improves your disposition, relieves hunger and thirst. It also cools the body down. Highly recommended during a fast or to help endure very hot weather. Instructions for Sitkari Breathing Exercise.
Sitkari and Sithali are both preformed with the inhalation occurring through the mouth instead of the nose. In Sitkari you press the tip of the tongue against the upper palate as you slowly inhale through the mouth. This should create a hissing sound. After retaining the breath for as long as you are able, slowly exhale through both nostrils.
Repeat five to ten times.