Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Meaning Of Kapalabhati

Kapalbhati is also a practice of Shatkarma. The Sanskrit word Kapal means 'forehead' and bhati means 'light' or 'radiance', it also means 'perception' or 'knowledge'. Hence Kapalbhati is the practice that brings light or clarity to the front part of the brain. Another name for this practice is scalp cleansing. Kapalabhati breathes at a rate of 120 breaths per minute through the abdominal areas to cleanse all breathing passages and stimulate blood circulation for the whole body.

Practice of Kapalabhati:-
  • Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with a straight back. Hands resting on knees in Chin or Dhyana Mudra. Do to be relaxed.
  • For starters, vigorously remove all air from the lungs while pushing up the abdominal diaphragm.
  • Expulsion is active but inhalation is passive.
  • Inhale deeply through the nostrils, enlarge the abdomen and exhale with the strong contraction of the abdominal muscles.
  • Due to the contraction of the diaphragm, the air is pushed out of the lungs.
  • Practicing gradually will lead to 120 beats per minute.
  • Cleans the entire breathing passage.

Three Form Of Kapalabhati:-
  •  Vatakrama Kapalbhati
  •  Vyutkrama Kapalbhati
  •  Sheetkrama Kapalbhati

Benefits of Kapalabhati:-
  • Kapalabhati improves the lungs and the entire respiratory system.
  • The blood is purified and the body receives more oxygen for all cells.
  • Digestion has improved.
  • The abdominal muscles are strengthened.
  • Prepare your mind for meditation.
  • Stimulate the mind for mental work.
  • Activate brain cells.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.

Who cannot do Kapalabhati:-
  • Persons suffering from heart disease & high blood pressure should avoid this practice. 
  • If you have had abdominal surgery, have epilepsy, or have a hernia, you should not do this practice.

  • In these kriyas as procedures for hygiene, gastric hygiene, intestinal hygiene, colon hygiene, etc. It is clear from this that the tools and materials used in the kriyas must be properly sterilized, free from germs and pathological substances, and properly managed with the necessary care and attention.
  • All the Kriyas must be practiced with due guidance of the Guru until mastery is obtained.