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Long days of work are making you dull and lifeless.

Added to that are the constant heat and pollution.


Unfortunately, you have absolutely no time to go to a peaceful place and rejuvenate. Then, what do you
do to feel your energies, detoxify, and attain balance within the space you have? There is a way, and it is
called Kapalbhati Pranayama. Find out all about the process and what it does to you by scrolling down.

What Is Kapalbhati Pranayama?

Long long ago, a set of breathing techniques were devised to help people with their overall well-being. It
is called the yogic breath, and it is an important aspect of yoga. Kapalbhati Pranayama is one among
them, and it has been keeping people healthy and pure since ages.

Kapal means forehead, Bhati means shining, and Pranayama means breathing technique. Kapalbhati
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that means forehead shining breathing technique. It is named so as the
regular practice of the method gives you a shining forehead and bright intellect.

The method needs minimal effort and comes with a plethora of benefits. It is a shat kriya technique
that flushes out toxic air from your body, cleansing it in the process. With cleansing come various mental
and physical benefits. Kapalbhati requires you to sit in a yogic posture and breathe. It is more of a
breathing exercise than assuming a pose with the help of your limbs. It is part of the Eight Limbs Of Yoga
as compiled in Yoga Sutras by Sage Patanjali. Practicing Kapalbhati keeps you healthy in mind, body, and
spirit.

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Now that we know the unique nature of Kapalbhati, lets find out how to practice it.

How To Do Kapalbhati

Sit The Right Way

Inhale Well

Exhale Rapidly

Relax Deeply

1. Sit The Right Way

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Sit comfortably in Sukhasana or the Easy Pose. Place your palms on your knees. Ensure they are facing
upwards. Direct your focus and awareness to the belly region.

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2. Inhale Well

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Inhale deeply with both your nostrils, filling both your lungs with air. The breath should be a slow and
steady intake of air, concentrating on the airflow and breathing in a calm manner.

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3. Exhale Rapidly

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Pull your stomach in towards your back. Get your navel closer to the spine as much as you can. Place
your right hand on the navel to feel your abdominal muscles contracting. As you relax from the
contraction, you exhale air in a short burst followed by an automatic inhalation. During exhalation, there
will be a hissing sound. At that point, feel that all the bad in your body is coming out. As you release your
abdomen, you can feel the air filling your lungs.

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4. Relax Deeply

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Inhale and exhale in this manner for about 20 times. That will be one round of Kapalbhati. Rest after you
complete one round by sitting silently in Sukhasana with your eyes closed and observe the sensations
erupting in your body.