Shitali means cooling. This pranayama cools the system and hence the name. It can be practiced at any time, at any place and whenever necessary.
How to do :
Do not Practice more than ten rounds at a time.
While practicing Shitali for the first time, some practitioner would catch cold or get a sore throat. In such case it is better to stop further practice.
Major Benefits :
It cools the whole body and the nervous system. It will have a pacifying and relieving effect for various troubles such as headache, fever etc. It activates the liver and spleen, improve digestion and relieve thirst. Shitali pranayama is highly recommended as an immediate remedy for nervousness.