How to do Kapalabhati Pranayama?

How to do Kapalabhati Pranayama?

Kapalabhati is actually a part of shatkarma(6 activities to cleans the body)Since it is done with breathing as well, people consider it pranayama too,  this is also considered breath of fire often which heats up the body and also promotes digestive fire(jatharagni) that is responsible for digestion.How to do Practice of Kapalabhati Pranayama?Find a comfortable position to sit, that doesn’t bother you while practicing,  making sure the spine is in natural position and abdomen, Shoulders and face are in relaxed position.Now keep your hands on knees or one hand on belly to encourage abdominal movement while breathing.Now inhale deeply and exhale fully from abdomenNow let the abdomen come out itself without making an effort to inhale and make a jerky movement to the abdomen inward to exhale in a stroke,…
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What is Benefits of Pranayama or Health Benefits of Pranayama?

What is Benefits of Pranayama or Health Benefits of Pranayama?

Pranayama is a yogic practice of conscious breathing which helps us regulate, manipulate and control our breathing pattern.A conscious breathing pattern and different techniques of breathing known as pranayama techniques e.g. Nadishodhana,  ujjayi, bhastrikaetc, helps work on different system of body and could really promote health and wellness.Researches have been providing sufficient proofs that how beneficial pranayama isDaily practice of yogic breathing especially done slowly which is primary step of learning theregulation of breath that contains abdominal,  chest and shoulder breathing has shown the positive influence on nervous system by calming it down , it has helped drop the blood pressure and stimulate parasympathetic nervous system which is vital for good digestion, high immunity, relaxed mind and what not.Pranayama has helped people improve their lungs function by enhancing the lung…
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What is Pranayama?

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is the practice of breath regulation. It’s an important limb of yoga, an exercise for body and mind. In Sanskrit, “prana” means life force and “yama” means extension or control or freedom, eventually Pranayama teaches us to breathe the least we can for survival.The practice of pranayama involves breathing exercises. You purposely inhale, exhale, and hold your breath in a specific sequence, as per hatha yoga books inhale is puraka , exhalation is rechaka and retention is called kumbhaka.Hatha yoga text also suggests pranayama as kumbhaka, as mentioned above it is a way to learn to breath the least.As per Ashtanga yoga from Yoga philosophy pranayama is 3rd limb after Asana followed by pratyahara (practice of sense withdrawal) , in order to connect with Prana the vital energy in…
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