Kapalbhati Pranayam - Benifits Of Kapalbhati-How To Do Kapalbhati

Kapalbhati Pranayam

Kapalbhati is also known as Breathe Of Fire . Kapalbhati is coming from the branch of Hatha yoga and Hatha yoga is branch of yoga .The word of Sanskrit Language Hatha Means Force and as a result of hatha yoga (Kapalbhati) constitutes to a system of physical techniques . Kapalbhati is made up of Two words of Sanskrit language in which first word is Kapala that means that "Skull" and second word is Bhati that means that "Shining" . According To Gheranda Samhita ( is a sanskrit text that tells us about yoga in hinduism) Kapalbhati has magical curative effects  that would visible in human being who does kapalbhati yoga everyday .

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There are Different types of Kapalbhati . In which First Type of Kapalbhati is Vatakrama , second type of Kapalbhati is Vyutkrama Kapalbhati , Third type of Kapalbhati is Sheetkrama .

We can discuss Kapalbhati in three ways . All the three ways i can tell you below briefly:-

  • Vatakrama KapalBhati:-
In Vatakrama kapalbhati , there is very similarity to Pranayama (that is a technique of Bhastrika ) . But the there is a exception that is exhalation is active while inhalation is passive , which is quite opposite to normal breathing.

  • Vyutkrama Kapalbhati :-

In Vyutkrama Kapalbhati , there is very similarity to Jala Neti , which includes that sniffing water through the nostrils ( two holes ) of your nose and the water tends to flow down into the mouth then spitting it out from the mouth 

  • Sheetkrama Kapalbhati :-
ISheetkrama Kapalbhati , Sheetkarma kapalbhati can be considered reverse of Vyutkarma Kapalbhati . The reason is that in Sheetkarma kapalbhati Water is taken from the mouth and expelled through the nostrils of your nose . 

Importance of Doing Kapalbhati Pranayam:- 

When you can do Kapalbhati Pranayam , most of the toxins (poisonous substance especially produced by a bacteria that causes diseases ) in our body are going outside from our body through the help of outgoing breathe . If we can do kapalbhati regularly so our body detoxifies all the organs of our body . As a result of doing Kapalbhati regularly our forehead that is a sign of healthy body glows not only from the outside but also from the inside . Our mind becomes more sharp and its ability to doing things grow .

Steps To Do Kapalbhati ( Vatakrama ) Pranayam :-

  • Sit Comfortably with your spine straight .
  • Put your hands on your knees 
  • Open your hands ( Palms ) towards the sky . 
  • Take a deep breathe in .
  • As you exhale pull your stomach then pull your navel in back towards the spine
  • Do as much as you comfortably can
  • You may keep your right hand on stomach to feel the abdominal muscles contract
  • As you relax the navel and abdomen the . the breathe automatically flows into your lungs . 
  • Take 15-20 such breathes to complete the single round of kapalbhati . 
  • After completing the one round , close your eyes and relax and feel the sensations in your body. 

Ways / Proper method to do Vyutkrama Kapalbhati  :-

  • You can also add a table spoon of salt to one litre of water  ( If you want only ) . 
  • This warm water can help you to clean the mucous lining of nasal cavity and avoids irritation .
  • Collect water in palms of your hand . And take your palms of hand close to the nostrils of your nose .
  • Now you can tilt your head back at an angle , pour the water into the nostrils .
  • Remember that upper point need some practice in the starting . 
  • With Practice water will go from the nostrils into the throat and expelled out through the mouth .
  • Repeat this practice for few times to get a good result . 

Ways / Proper method to do Sheetkrama Kapalbhati :-

  • You can also add a table spoon of salt to one liter of water ( if you want only ) .
  • This warm water can help you to clean the mucous cleaning of nasal cavity and avoids irritation . 
  •  Now you have to curl your tongue to create a channel . Create suction and suck in water with the curled tongue making a hissing sound . 
  • Now you have to fill your mouth with water , hold it for few seconds .
  • Bend your tongue forward with the head titled downwards and nostrils pointing towards the floor . 
  • Try to expel the water through the nose that should happen naturally by gravity . 
  • Try to tuck the throat inside towards the back of the neck to to make it easier for the water flow from the mouth to the nasal cavity and out through the nostrils . 
  • You have to expel the water in every few seconds in the beginning bu in installments . 
  • Spit out the remaining water from the mouth . 
  • Once you become the expert you can expel all the water in one go . 
  • Repeat the process for 4-5 times .
  • After completing the process close your eyes , relax and feel the sensations in your body 

Benifits Of Kapalbhati Yoga (Pranayam ) :- 

  • Relax Our Body :- By doing Kapalbhati Pranayam mind of human being activates their good hormones which can open the blockages of human body and oxyginates that parts of human body and removes pain from the untouched parts of human body . After doing Kapalbhati mind of human works fast and efficiently and the efficient release of good hormones relaxes mind and parts of human body . 

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  • Stress Relief :- As we know that in today's world life s very hectic and full of pressure . So there is a lot of need of doing that type of things which would help us to get out of these hectic routines . There are many ways to remove this pressure and hectic activities . But the best way is Yoga . Kapalbhati Pranayam Yoga helps us to remove te daily life stress and motivates us to live a cheerful life . 

  • Healthy Body Organs :- As we all know " Rest Is Rust " . It means that if our body parts will work then they will all stay healthy . And if we do not take work from our body parts then these parts create a problem for us . So the best way to take work from these parts is " Yoga ".Moreover one of the best yogic exercises to take work from our respiratory system or digestive system , or other parts of body is Kapalbhati . 

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  • Enhance Beauty:-As we all know first impression is the best impression . So there is very necessary need in today's world to look cheerful , and glowing . There are lot of yogas to make our skin glowing . You can do as your own choice . But Kapalbhati is one of them yogas which would help to enhance beauty . Beauty does not means that outer beauty but it means that inner beauty with a combination of powerful mind . With every breathe of Kapalbhati there is a touch of breathe means that where oxygen touches that part glows . 

  • Improves Digestion System :- It is very important thing to note down that if digestive system of a human being is good then the chances of human being to stay fit and fine increased 100 times .  Human being with weak digestive system can achieve a good digestive system with the couple of yogas . In those couple of yogas Kapalbhati Pranayam is best option to achieve a good digestive system . With the help of Kapalbhati yoga You can protect your body from illness , diseases and a plenty of problems . 

  • Improves Blood Circulation :- Blood circulation is the basic process of our body . And to make this process good working then there is a need of good amount of oxygen present in our body . So after doing kapalbhati  we can provide good amount of oxygen to our body . 

  • Improves Mental Ability :- A healthy body always a mirror image of healthy mind . And in every fresh breathe there is a birth of a new life in human mind . These new life makes us feel fresh and good . If we want to increase that type of lives in our mind so it would be necessary to take good amount of oxygen for growth of our mind . To achieve this state there is Very useful results of Kapalbhati Yoga and improves our mental ability . 

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  •    Helps us to doing weight loss :- It is hard to believe that only breathing exercises can help us to do weight loss . but it is the truth or very we can say very sweet truth . You all know that good amount of oxygen in our body helps to all parts , organs of our body to work properly .And if the all parts of our body can work properly that it is clear that they will use calories . So kapalbhati can lead to maintain weight according to your choice . 
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Precautions that is must to remember while doing Kapalbhati :-

It is very important to note down that those people who have artificial pacemaker or stent or any other type of heart diseases need to avoid Kapalbhati Pranayama .
People who have a problem of hernia need to avoid Kapalbhati Pranayama .
People who have problem of epilepsy , backache due to slippery , recently undergone abdominal surgery need to avoid Kapalbhati Pranayama .
Women during pregnancy or menstruation need to avoid Kapalbhati Pranayama .
People who have problem of hypertension need to do this yoga only with in the guidance of yoga experts only .
Most important point is do Kapalbhati with an empty stomach .
The exhalation in Kapalbhati Pranayama is active and forceful .So there is need to just throw breathe out .
There is no need to take tension about the inhalation . When you relax your abdominal muscles inhalation will happen automatically .
There is need to aware about an breathing out .
People who have a problem of high blood pressure need to avoid Kapalbhati pranayama .
People should never be practiced when an asthmatic attack is in progress .
If any type of pain or diziness can be experienced , it is preferable to stop the practice till the sensation is passed . Practice should be start with less force .
Quick exhalation may be comfortable to oneself means that quick exhalation should not be too forceful .
Do not move back and shoulders during exercise .
Rapid breathing used in this technique should be from the abdomen and not from the chest .
Chest should not move very much .
Ideal Kapalbhati should be practiced after the asanas or hatha yogas and relaxation at least for 10 minutes and before meditation .

 Dangers Of Kapalbhati Yoga ( Pranayam )  :-

It is very necessary to remember that do Kapalbhati only with an empty stomach . If you can do Kapalbhati after eating food then you can feel vomiting sensation .So remember that do Kapalbhati with an empty stomach .
Remember that some people also tells about headache and dizziness when they were trying to do Kapalbhati pranayam first time . 
Kapalbhati Pranayam can cause your mouth dry or excessively salivate .
People who have heart problem or have artificial pacemaker need to avoid this kapalbhati pranayam .
People who have problem of hernia need to avoid this kapalbhati pranayam .
Women during pregnancy as well as menstruation period need to avoid kapalbhati pranayam .
In case of any medical condition doing any yoga consult your physical trainer or doctor first .   

Maximum Time For Kapalbhati Pranayama :-

You can do 40 - 45 minutes of daily yoga in which 10 - 15 minutes of daily pranayam helps a human being to stay fit , healthy , keep mind calm , active ,powerful lifelong . In this article we will talk briefly about maximum time for doing Kapalbhati Pranayam . Now in this modern busy world now all the yoga activities , pranayam , kapalbhati pranayam becoming famous to make human being fit .Kapalbhati Pranayam helps our to brain to release good hormones . 

Kapalbhati pranayam you can do it maximum for 15 minutes . To do Kapalbhati Pranayam morning is the best time because in morning there is fresh air which contains a lot of oxygen , there is chirpping of birds which gives coolness to our mind , in morning there is very less pollution , all the natural beauties are in their very exprresive and wonderful beauty .

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