New Delhi: Yoga is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy. Today we have brought for you the benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama. This asana is one of the most popular yoga asanas, which improves breathing. It not only provides benefits for a person’s mental health but can also improve physical health.
How to do Kapalbhati Asana
- To do Kapalbhati, first sit in Vajrasana or Padmasana.
- After this, make chit mudra with both your hands. Now keep it on both your knees.
- Take a deep breath inwards and while exhaling with a jerk, pull the stomach inwards.
- Keep doing this continuously for a few minutes, do it 35 to 100 times at a time.
- If you clap for a while after doing Kapalbhati, you will get more benefits.
- Now keeping both hands on the knees, you will feel the vibration in the body, which is a sign of the exit of toxins, this vibration will help in making your mind feel good.
- After doing this, sit in Sukhasan for some time and observe your body.
- Now slowly take a deep deep breath and exhale.
Helpful in increasing the level of oxygen in the body
This advanced breathing practice in Kapalbhati posture helps in reducing the carbon dioxide level in the blood, which helps in increasing the oxygen level in the body. This breathing technique involves ‘active exhalation and passive breathing’ and helps in correcting low blood circulation in the body.
Other benefits of Kapalbhati
- Liver and kidney related problems are cured by doing Kapalbhati daily.
- It also makes the mind stress free.
- It increases the capacity of your lungs, and strengthens them.
- Kapalbhati is known to remove toxins and other waste materials from the body.
- By doing this asana, memory and concentration power improves.
- Apart from this, this asana is a reliable technique to relieve anxiety and stress.
- It improves the health of your skin and gives you a radiant glow.
take these precautions
- While doing Kapalbhati, do not increase or decrease the speed of breathing, keep it the same.
- While doing this asana, your entire focus should be on the movement of the abdomen, not on the breath.
- Your shoulders should not move while doing Kapalbhati.
- While inhaling the stomach should be outwards and while exhaling the stomach should be inwards.
- People with hernia, ulcer or respiratory disease should not do it.
Note- The information given in the news is based on general assumptions. Our aim is only to make you aware of yoga. You should do this asana under the supervision of a yoga guru.