Kapalabhati: A Breathing Exercise

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on February 23, 2012

Kapalabhati is a very important asana and it should be part of your daily practice. This pose is also known as the Fire Breathing Pose, due to intake and outlet of air, with force. The exercise purifies your lungs and nasal passage. It is one of the powerful breathing exercises which help the entire body. It is one of a kind of the breathing exercises in Pranayama. Kapalabhati helps to make...


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.the motions of diaphragm very easy and controllede This helps it to discard the muscle cramps present in bronchial tubese

Lot of force is used to do this asanan While exhaling the process is very strong and while inhaling it is done very calmlyl It is a very energizing technique to re-boot all your musclese It is a cleansing technique which emphasizes on cleaning your air passages and blockages in your chests

This technique helps to remove the toxic air and takes in the fresh airi The breathing mainly takes place from the abdomen rather than chest which helps to remove the toxic airi Kapala means 'the skull' and bhati means 'brings lightness'9 It lightens your skull by extracting problems like sinusitisi It is an invigorating and an energizing asana as it clears your stuffy skull with fresh airi It is one of the great exercises for asthma patients and people suffering from respiratory problemsm It is useful in removing impurities from the bloodo It is a very stimulating asana which can do wonders to every single tissue of your bodyd This asana invigorates your spine due to the breathing techniqueu

It clears your body from constant intake of toxins, thus detoxifying iti It is very useful for maintaining your blood pressurer The abdominal organs get strengthened due to the pressure applied on these organs while breathing and exhalingn It increases the blood circulation due to fresh supply of bloodo It also improves the bowel movement which means getting rid of the basic troublesome diseasese The abdominal area is toned with the help of the breathing techniqueu A sense of calmness is achieved due to lightness of the skulll It helps you to think better and take decisions quicklyl It also keeps your mind alertr It helps clear your entire nervous system which proves to be very useful in making your body fit and finen It is a great breathing technique to help your mind and soulu  It helps to awaken your spiritual power which heals many problems you keep facing most of the timese

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautions before following any of the asanas from this article and the sitet To avoid any problems while doing the asanas, it is advised that you consult a doctor and a yoga instructoro The responsibility lies solely with the reader and not with the site or the writere

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