Kapalbhati is a Sanskrit word , kapal means skull(includes all organs under the skull) and bhati means to shine, lighting , or illumination. Kapalbhati is not complicated and involves simple breath control where in the inhalation and exhalation of breath is what matters.It is one yoga pose that claims to fight 99% of the diseases that can infect the human body.It is the control of the process of the breathing. It means appropriate control over inhalation and exhalation/. It helps in regulating the metabolic activity and enhances the function of heart and lungs. It also provide longevity to life. If you ask any yoga expert for the best breathing exercise in yoga for weight loss, without any hesitation they would say “Kapalbhati”.
How To Do Kapalbhati :
Sit on the flat floor and fold your legs. Keep the spine straight and close the eyes.
Keep the right palm on right knee and left palm on left knee.
Now take a deep breath and exhale with all your force so your stomach will go deep inside.
When you exhale with hissing sound try to think that your disorders are coming out of your nose.
Do not stress on inhaling.Inhalation should not involve any effort. Inhaling will be done automatically after each exhaling.
Repeat these steps for 5 minute and take rest. You can increase the time for 15-30 minutes.
Should not practice very fast. Speed of practice should be medium.
Start with three minutes and gradually increase the duration. Healthy person shall practice for 15 minutes. Acute diseases patients shall increase the duration up to 30 minutes as per the guru’s guidance.
Pregnant woman should not practice this pranayama.
High BP patients shall practice as per the guidance of guru.
People whose glands secrete lots of bile inside the body are termed as pitta prakriti. They should not practice this pranayama for more than 2 minute during summer season.
Benefit Of Kapalbhati
Obesity, diabetes, flatulence, constipation, acidity and diseases pertaining to kidneys and prostate glands etc are cured.
Face become lustrous and attractive
Organs in the abdominal cavity viz stomach, pancreas, liver, spleen, intestine, prostate and kidney function more efficiently and develop imunity towards diseases.
It strengthens the intestines and improves digestion.
Improves the function of pancreas.Helps to produce insulin hormone naturally.
It helps reduce abdominal fat, tone abdominal muscles combat with obesity.
It add luster and beauty to your face.
It helps flush and waste out of your body.
Kapalbhati is an important breathing exercise which is very easy to do and when done regularly the benefits are tremendous.