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Kapalabhati Kriya - Hatha Yoga Shat Karma



Kapalabhati is a purification exercise for the skull and lungs. This is a variety of Pranayama exercises, though it is one of the Shat-Karmas (six purificatory exercises).

Padmasana or Siddhasana is a good place to start. Kneel with your hands on your elbows. Puraka (inhalation) and Rechaka (exhalation) can be done quickly. This is easy for those who can do Bhastrika Pranayama. At the end of the necessary rounds in Bhastrika, there is a long Kumbhaka (retention of breath).

However, there is no Kumbhaka in Kapalabhati. Puraka is very long and gentle in Kapalabhati, but Rechaka is too fast and forcible. Puraka is completed as easily as Rechaka in Bhastrika. The only distinction between Kapalabhati and Bhastrika is this. Rechaka should be performed forcibly and rapidly in Kapalabhati by contracting the abdominal muscles with a backward movement. First and foremost, have


There is just one ejection per second. Do 10 expulsions per round at the beginning. Increase the number of expulsions by 10 each round before each round has 120 expulsions.

The respiratory tract and nasal passages are cleansed. It relieves bronchial tunnel spasms.

As a result, Asthma is relieved and eventually healed over time. This procedure aids in the reduction of consumption. The blood's impurities are cast out. The circulatory and respiratory systems have been significantly toned. Shat-Karmas are meant to purify the physical body. Kundalini cannot move from the Muladhara to the Sahasrara Chakra while the Nadis are impure. Pranayama aids in the purification of the Nadis. Pranayama requires a thorough understanding of Prana.


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