Kapalbhati Pranayama {Steps And Benefits}

kapalbathiKapalbhati Pranayama is a breathing techniques that exert profound physiological effects on cardiovascular, and mind also.

Kapalabhati Pranayama needs breathe coordination at higher rate and thence, higher rate of metabolism muscle activity, that made strengthening of the metabolism muscles and resulted in improvement of respiratory organ operate. In Kapalbhati Pranayama we exhale with stroke. Most important point to remember, is that when you are exhale while doing Kapalbhati Pranayama assume that all the mental and physical disorder are kicked out from your body and mind also. Keep assuming that feeling in every stroke of exhale. It is the simple and easy to do Pranayam but having powerful effect.

The word “kapalbhati” is comes from two words, kapal and Bhati. Meaning of kapal is skull ( in common word head, which includes all the organs under the skull too) and the meaning of  bhati is lighting, illuminating. According to Gherand samhita Kapalbhati is the most important in the process of shatkarm (shatkriya) and in this Samhita. There are three types of kapalbhati as follow:

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Vatakrama kapalabhati

It is a practice same as Bhastrika, which a technique of Pranayama, except that exhalation is active whereas inhalation is passive, that is opposite of normal breathing.

Vyutkrama kapalabhati

It follow the same as Jala neti. This process involves sniffing water through the nostrils and letting it flow down into the mouth and then spitting it out.

Sheetkrama kapalabhati

Can be thought of the reverse of Vyutkrama kapalabhati, within which water is taken through the mouth so expelled through the nose. Due to the method, the organs below the skull (mainly the brain) and  also the little brain are influenced in a very smart manner. Therefore the word is employed in this means.

Steps of Kapalbhati Pranayama

  • First sit on the Padmasana and close your eyes and keep the spine straight.
  • Now take a deep breath (inhale deeply) through your both nostrils  until your lungs are full with air.
  • Now Exhale through both nostrils forcefully, so your stomach will go deep inside. As you exhale you feel some pressure in your stomach.

Kapalbhati pranayama steps

  • While the process of exhaling there is a hissing sound, at this point try to think that your disorders are coming out of your nose.
  • Repeat this process for 5 minutes.

Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama

  • It Generates heat in the system to help dissolve toxins and waste matter.
  • Adds luster and beauty to your face.
  • Improves digestion, Improves the function of kidneys and liver.
  • Daily practice of kapalbhati can cure the all intestinal problems.
  • It helps reduce stress in the eyes, thus curing dark circles around the eyes.
  • Improves the blood circulation problem in whole body parts.
  • It also helps in regaining poise in emotions.

NOTE

  • If you have acid or heat related gastric problems, such as ulcers you should use caution with Kapalbhati Pranayama.
  • Kapalbhati is not to be practiced by those people who are suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke or epilepsy.

17 thoughts on “Kapalbhati Pranayama {Steps And Benefits}

  • The content read through this website and if practiced regularly and as i intend to do so will change my entire life ( My mind, body and soul) . thanks , wish to get connected to you, please advice and guide. – Keyur Doshi

  • Hi. Pls tell me that we have to inhale once at starting or we can inhale in between also?
    It is continuously exhale process or exhale inhale , exhale inhale process?

    • It’s a exhale and inhale process, but in exhale process we have to make some force during exhale, by this your stomach goes little backward and you fell this.Thnx

    • If you have high BP then you should avoid the practice.. if not then you can practice but at a slower rate.. apart from Anulom- vilom ( alternate nostril breathing) pranayam will be very helpful for u.. practice it daily for 30. Min. Or for 60. Min…. Stay blessed tc

  • i have a blocked fallopian tubes at right side and the left one is open.
    can kapalbhati is usefull for this ? if yes, how long should i do kapalbhati daily?

    • @deepti, In Asana, do Matsyasana, Dhanurasana, Uttithapadasana, Bhujangasana, Padahastasana, Gomukhasana, Paschimottasana. Yes Kapalbhati is useful in this and Anulom – vilom also.
      If these tubes get blocked it gets difficult to conceive and have a baby. The fallopian tubes might get blocked due to several reasons such as disease that cause an inflammation of the pelvic region, gonorrhea, miscarriage, contraceptive methods and pregnancy termination. You need to concern a gynecologist before you start any yoga Asana or exercise.

    • @Deepti, In Asana do Matsyasana, Dhanurasana, Uttithapadasana, Bhujangasana, Padahastasana, Gomukhasana, Paschimottasana. Yes Kapalbhati is beneficial in this and Anulom – Vilom Pranayama also.
      If these tubes get blocked it gets difficult to conceive and have a baby. The fallopian tubes might get blocked due to several reasons such as disease that cause an inflammation of the pelvic region, gonorrhea, miscarriage, contraceptive methods and pregnancy termination. You need to Concern a gynecologist before you start any yogic activities or other form of exercise,

  • How to perform bhugatana kapal bhati.please Provide detail method citing finer points.how to bring out water in the mouth from nostrils?

    • @Hari for doing jal neti (bring out the water from nostrils) you have to clear the basic asana and pranayama, and this is comes under the shatkarma. for doing this you need one trainner. coz jal neti needs trainner’s attention and supervision. Very Soon we provide an article regarding Bhugatana Kapal Bhati. so connected with us. And See our Shatkrama section for jal neti.

  • Dear sir,

    I’m having acidity heavily from 2013. In 2014 endoscopy report was normal. In 2015 report says grade a oesphagatis. In 2016 reports says hital hernia but in 2017 report says normal. All medicines are reducing acidity but at the same i’m getting heat boils , body gets heating and acidity increasing again. I could not understand what to do . I started kapalbhatia pranayam acidity reducing but again same problem heat increasing.. please help i could not do shetali pranayam as i cannot roll the tongue. And i dont understand why kapalbhatia pranayam increasing temperature in body as it is natural. My age 26. Please helpp will waiting for your reply.

    Thanks in advance

    • @krihna Chaitanya,First of all thnx for sharing your point. Kapalbhati pranayam produce the heat in the body but not too much. If your not able to do Shetali then try sheetkari for cooling down your body. As you Said, that you couldn’t roll your tongue while doing shetali, for this roll your tongue as much as you can. Along with do Anulom vilom. Take balance food, avoid fast food, oily food and spicy meal. For acidity Follow these asana: Paschimottanasana, Supta Badhakonasana,Marjaryasana,Ardha Matsyendrasana. After taking meal do Vajrasana daily. If your stomach is clear then, these disease are kicked away. Constipation is the common problem for most of stomach related problems. Allopathic medicines is not the permanent solution for your problem. Please believe consult an ayurvedic doctor and do above mention asana and pranayama daily. May god bless you. Keep in touch with us.

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