In this hot weather, practicing your favorite yoga without air conditioning can be challenging. However, there are various ways to enjoy yoga and stay cool. MyZen TV offers you two tips for practicing yoga in the heat!

The Shitali pranayama

It's a funny name, but it's a highly effective technique! This breathing practice naturally cools the body without the risks associated with air conditioning. Interestingly, 'Shitali' translates to 'coolness' or 'freshness'!

How to do it?

  • Do a U with your lips
  • Stick out your tongue and roll it over as if you were making a tunnel
  • Breathe in through your mouth, hold for three seconds and exhale through your nose

After 5 minutes, you'll feel refreshed! Keep in mind, you might feel a bit thirsty initially, but soon enough, your saliva production will increase, leaving you completely revitalized. The principle is fairly straightforward: it cools the central nuclei of the brain, which subsequently refreshes the entire body.

The candle for heavy legs

If you suffer from heavy legs, the best remedy is the candle pose. This renowned yoga posture not only alleviates the feeling of heavy legs but also helps lower blood pressure and slows down breathing.

You will notice that the blood gradually flows from your legs to the trunk of your body. Moreover, it's important to keep your head elevated to prevent excessive blood flow to the head, which could make you feel dizzy when standing up again.

With these two techniques, you're now prepared to conduct your usual yoga session without the discomfort of the heat. In short, you've learned how to practice yoga in hot weather!

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