A wonderful kriya for fighting obesity and diabetes, Kapalbhati eliminates all toxins from the air passages, thus cleansing the body and the mind. In this kriya, blood from the hands and legs start flowing towards the stomach muscles and other parts, making the food pipe, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, pancreas, rectum, liver, kidney,testes,prostrate,uterus and ovaries healthier.The kriya also helps in curing ailments related to these organs. Kapalbhati keeps the thyroid and parathyroid glands fit.This exercise cures disorders like constipation,gas,loss of appetite and indigestion. It also helps in treating disorders of the prostrate gland and urinary tract. Kapalbhati is also helpful in curing disorders like irregular menstruation,vaginal discharge and excessive bleeding. It helps remove tumours or glands and cures cough, cold and asthma. It is useful in treating skin diseases and preventing hair loss, hair breakage and premature greying.
? Procedure: Sit comfortably and keep your back straight.Place your hands on your knees, close your eyes and sit in Gyan Mudra. Push your stomach inside, below the navel, with a jerk, and squeeze the muscles of the stomach. Simultaneously,exhale forcefully through the nose, making a hissing sound.After that, relax the stomach muscles — which you had squeezed — and inhale air without making any sound. Refrain from exerting any pressure while inhaling and allow the air to go inside your body naturally. Push your stomach inside again with a jerk and exhale the air noisily. This practice should be done continuously. Repeat 40-50 times or till you are tired.Do three rounds of kapalbhati.
? Precaution: If you have heart disease,high blood pressure, chronic asthma, or hernia, exhale very slowly.
? Please Note: Consult an expert yoga instructor or health advisor for your exercise regimen.
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