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Kapalbhati pranayama is a powerful and popular breathing exercise that brings your entire body to perfect balance and improves overall wellbeing. It improves the functions of the lungs and kidney and helps remove ama (toxins) from the body by cleaning the system from within. It also improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the body. It stimulates abdominal organs and helps to cure constipation, acidity, sinus and diabetes.
Sit in Padmasana. Keep your back straight. Close your eyes.
Inhale through both your nostrils
Exhale. Your stomach muscles need to be able to move freely while doing this.
Pull in the navel.
Begin slowly, with about 60-70 contractions per minute. Gradually increase your pace, aiming for 90-100
After this process, inhale deeply through the nostrils and exhale through your mouth.
Relax and then repeat this process 3-4 times
Focus on your lower belly and exhalation throughout the practice. The only movement should happen in your lower belly.
Do not force your body. Take a break or slow down if you feel dizzy. Practitioners suffering from high BP, heart problems, and hernia should avoid doing kapalbhati or do it very slowly. Women should avoid it if they’re menstruating or pregnant.
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