Kapalbhati: Benefits In Our Day-To-Day Life

Kapalbhati Pranayama is a form of breathing exercise that helps you get rid of various disorders over a period of time.

What is Kapalbhati Pranayam?

Kapalbhati Pranayama is a form of breathing exercise that helps you get rid of various disorders over a period of time. To perform Kapalbhati, one must assume a sitting posture. During that, focus on exhaling and inhale as normal. Repeating the same, simultaneously contract the abdomen muscles with each exhalation.

So why is Kapalbhati so important?

• Kapalbhati also can be a good cause for weight loss as well because it works up the respiratory system and the abdominal muscles, helping you tone out your muscles and improve body tone.

• Kapalbhati is a form of breathing and while doing that you clear the respiratory passages, minimizing risks of infections and allergies in the respiratory system. With the use of kapalbhati, the infectious materials in the lungs and the respiratory passages are cleared and exhumed from the body.

• Kapalbhati is also known to improve the flexibility in the body.

• Kapalbhati also improves the blood circulation in the body. It helps improve the functioning of the entire body and also helps increase the lung capacity.

• The exercise is also a good way to heal stress, anger or any mental discomfort.

• Kapalbhati is also helpful in curing diabetes, constipation, sinus and also hairloss.

• As carbon dioxide is removed from the body, kapalbhati maintains the blood purification. This leads to your skin being healthy and glowing.

• Most of us are bound to suffer from body aches and back pains. Not to worry as if kapalbhati is performed, one can bid adieu to this problems. Regular muscular problems and aches in joints can be healed with the practise of this exercise.

• Also, it works well on the nervous system as well. As the brain cells receive blood rich in high oxygen content, it enhances the functioning of the brain cells and improves concentration and efficiency.

• Those suffering from heart problems can perform kapalbhati as it known to lower the chance of strokes and heart-attacks. It is because, while performing kapalbhati, the blood pressure is maintained by keeping the blood pumping to the heart.

In today’s age, as more and more teens are plying their trade in the darker world of alcohol, extravagant foods and saturated drinks, there seems no look-back at what our forefathers have left for us. With the advent of gyms and health centres, we have forgotten the mere basics of practising ‘exercise’ at home. If Kapalbhati can be taken seriously in this country, especially the youth, may be the doctors can take a holiday for a day!

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