Yoga Pranayama for Everyday Practice | Kapalbhati Pranayama Video
Pranayama for Health and Weight Loss
Now that we have our Yoga Exercise for Everyday Practice and our Daily Meditation for February, it is time to add the pranayama piece for February as planned. So for our techniques of the month series, where we all practice the given techniques and report any feedback and thoughts, let us include today one of the very best yoga pranayama exercises, the excellent Kapalbhati Pranayama for Health and Weight Loss.
Daily Yoga Pranayama for February:
Kapalbhati is a terrific pranayama and it has a wide range of excellent benefits. These range from helping you lose weight, to helping your respiratory system, digestive system and many other aspects of your health and well being.
Start off nice and slow as I have explained in the article I linked to above and build up over time. My mother-in-law, who simply amazes me on how much she is able to do in life, is pushing 70, but does Kapalbhati daily for 15 minutes! I think every time I see her, she has even more energy and power. So for you folks out there looking for some inspiration, this should be motivation enough.
Kapalbhati is a core component of Hatha Yoga practice, and it is very much in integral part of many of the free online yoga classes that are offered here on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga. If you are new to yoga and would like to get your practice underway, these daily techniques is a good way to do that, and also the Free Online Beginner’s Yoga Class is a good place to start.
Below you will also find a nice video of Kapalbhati Pranayama which should help you do this technique correctly and thus, extract maximum benefit from it.
Video of KapalBhati Pranayama for Daily Practice
Next month I will again give a yoga, meditation and pranayama technique for everyday practice. Please feel free to provide your thoughts, feedback and comments below…
Could you please tell me yoga for the following.
1. Knee Pain
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Back Pain
Kapalbhati can help in above.
Kapalbhati is more deliberate than Breath Of Fire. So its pace is slower that BOF. Experiment with slightly different paces, see which one works for you.
Your pace in kapalbhati seems slow to me. My pace is closer to the intermediate/advanced pace that you use in Breath of Fire.
I’m wondering if it is OK to do kapalbhati at that rate.
PS Great site!
Could you please tell me what is the difference between Sudarshan Chakra Kriya and the Sudarshan Kriya (Art of Living). I attended the Part One Course twice recently and learnt the Sudarshan kriya which I practise daily. With this kriya, you breathe in beginner, intermediate and advanced (more like BOF) when you perform this kriya, you mentally chant ‘So hum’. How different are the two? Is fine, if I only stick to the sudarshan kriya as I was told that this breathing technique activates and balances the chakras as well. Please let me know as soon as possible.
Getting rid of our inner negative feelings and throwing them out while breathing out in Kapalbhati is a great idea. I will follow that consciously. THANKS.