Exploring Kapalbhati Pranayama: Benefits, Step-by-Step Guide, and Essential Precautions

By Yogakapalbhanti, morning yoga, pranayama
Pranayama or "controlled breathing techniques” have proved to be useful in maintaining a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Such methods have become rather significant ever since the pandemic. One of these is the Kapalbhati Pranayama, commonly known as the ‘breath of fire’ or ‘the Yogic breath’, and classified as one of the six Shatkarmas or internal purification techniques as per ‘Hatha Yoga’. It is also a part of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.    Kapalbhati is a Shat Kriya, which implies it’s a cleansing technique that helps in the removal of toxins from our body. In Sanskrit, the word Kapal refers to the skull and Bhati means to shine or illuminate. Kapalbhati is one of the most important forms of Pranayama that we must include in our practice if we strive [...] Read More