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How to Do Kapalabhati - Breath of Fire Pranayama in Yoga (Video)

How to Do Kapalabhati - Breath of Fire Pranayama in Yoga (Video)

What is Kapalabhati?

  • A form of breath control.
  • In Sanskrit. Kapal means "skull" and "bhati" means "illuminating". The increase of oxygen and prone illuminates the skull, face, and skin! It's purifying for the frontal brain, as well.
  • Part of the yogic principles of the body cleansing techniques - shatkarma. Therefore, it's cleaning as well as breath work.
  • You focus on the exhales instead of the inhales (inhales happen naturally)
  • Traditionally done for 3 rounds for 30 pumps of breath each round.
  • A very meditative practice - aligns both hemispheres of the brain.
  • Can be practiced daily.