Kapalbhati Pranayama is a yogic breathing exercise that involves short, powerful exhales and passive inhales. The term “Kapalbhati” is derived from two Sanskrit words: “kapal” meaning skull, and “bhati” meaning shining or illuminating. Kapalbhati is often referred to as the “skull shining breath” due to the benefits it is said to have for the brain and nervous system.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

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How to perform Kapalbhati Pranayama correctly:

Boy is doing Kapalbhati Pranayama

Step 1:

Take a deep breath and start exhaling with force while squeezing your stomach in

Tip: Keep your spine straight

Step 2:

While exhaling, pull your navel button as close to the spine and repeat this movement a few times

Boy is doing Kapalbhati Pranayama

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Feel your abdominal muscles contracting and relaxing
  • Keep your spine straight
  • Relax your shoulders

What are Precautions For Kapalbhati Pranayama ?

To practice Kapalbhati Pranayama safely, consult a professional for any health concerns. Start gently, maintain proper posture, and avoid it during pregnancy or after eating. Stay hydrated, keep nasal passages clear, and stop if you feel discomfort or dizziness. Listen to your body, gradually increase practice, and seek guidance if needed. Practice consistently but mindfully.

Benefits of performing Kapalbhati daily:

Kapalbhati is a yoga breathing technique that involves forceful exhalations and passive inhalations. It is known to remove toxins and other waste materials from the body and is believed to have numerous benefits. Especially for working professionals, it helps them manage stress and increase their focus and concentration. Other benefits:

  • Reduces stress
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves digestion
  • Increases focus
  • Refreshes the brain

Why is adding Kapalbhati Pranayama to the routine important?

Kapalbhati pranayama is important to add to your routine because continuously sitting for long periods can have several negative effects on the body and overall health. It is a powerful breathing technique in yoga that involves forceful exhalations followed by passive inhalations. Adding Kapalbhati Pranayama to your routine can have several benefits for both your physical and mental health. To add this yoga to your daily routine all you need are two simple tools.

Your 2 mins time and The O’Coach app

Adding this quick, 2-minute exercise to your routine with the O’Coach app can help you reduces stress and boosts energy. We know that for working professionals, it’s hard to manage their workouts during their busy office hours. However, there is no need to worry now!! O’Coach assists you in managing your customized workout routine to perform during your hectic office hours.

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2 mins Kapalbhati Pranayama with O’Coach app:

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