Sunday, October 7, 2007

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Kapala means ‘skull’ and ‘Bhati’ mean to ‘shine’. Thus Kapalbhati is an exercise the practice of which imparts glow to the skull.

Sit in either the Padmasana or Sukhasana position keep the body erects. Place the hands on the knees. Inhale and exhale rhythmically and quickly. Then pull in the abdominal muscles and forcefully exhale. Practice this kriya rapidly (60 to 120 times a minute). Stop practicing kapalbhati after about two minute’s.

Let the breathing be normal.


  1. While practicing ‘kapalbhati’ keep the chest and the shoulders steady.
  2. ‘Kapalbhati’ should be practiced on an empty stomach.
  3. Those who suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease should not practice kapalbhati.

Repetition: Every day, before practicing Pranayama.


  1. This kriya is beneficial to the respiratory system. Blood becomes purified when this kriya is practiced.
  2. Kapalbhati makes the mind calm.

1 comment:

vickramthevar said...

Hello. i am extremely happy to see someone in pursuit of Yoga. have u ever been interested in enlightenment?


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