Kapalabhati Pranayama: Breath of Fire, Cleansing Breath, Bellows Breath, Skull Polishing Breath

Breath of Fire

Kapalabhati Pranayama (kah-pah-lah-BAH-tee)
kapala = skull
; bhati = light (perception, knowledge)
Breath of Fire, Cleansing Breath, Bellows Breath, Skull Polishing Breath

Kapalabhati Pranayama or the Breath of Fire is a great cleansing breath that brings energy into your life.  This breath is also said to aid in digestion and weight loss.

**Stop this breath immediately if you begin to feel nauseous or lightheaded.**
This breath is not recommended for pregnant women.

Kapalabhati Pranayama is a breath in which we churn the belly on the exhale with powerful contractions:

Begin with a nice deep full breath in and a nice full exhale releasing all of the air from your body.

Then, Inhale fully one again…

Breath our and pump the belly in short explosive exhales.  Try for 9 pumps
to one inhale.

Try a few rounds slowly building up cycles over time.

Resume normal breathing when you have completed the Breath of Fire.

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3 Responses to “Kapalabhati Pranayama: Breath of Fire, Cleansing Breath, Bellows Breath, Skull Polishing Breath”

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  3. Andrew Says:

    Nice article. The Kapalbahti, which is active exhaling and passive inhaling exercise, tones up and cleanses the respiratory system and cures many diseases. Read and watch more at : http://www.atmabodh.net/kapal_bhati_pranayam

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