I am constantly fascinated with the benefits different types of breathing bring. It’s amazing how such a simple thing as breathing can benefit your health tremendously. Today, I want to share with you the incredible advantages of kapalabhati breathing.
3 main directions of benefits are increased energy, a calm mind and abdominal muscles strength. Let’s get into each one by one:
Energy: during this breathing, we stimulate our nervous system (solar plexus), adrenal glands, and ovaries, making you feel more energized, as an increased amount of blood will now be circulating through your body.
Mind relaxation: kapalabhati also helps to calm the mind. When we are focused on the ratio, pattern, and force of the breath, we have no time to think of anything else. This allows our minds to settle and focus.
Abdominal training: kapalbhati is great for weight loss as it is directly linked with our body's metabolic rate, gut health, and digestion. Kapalbhati engages the deepest stomach muscles and strengthens and tones them from within. You will never get to them by doing abs exercises.
Incorporating this breathing technique into your daily routine will get your energy level up, calm your mind, help to flatten your stomach, strengthen your abdominal muscles and improve your stomach skin quality. If you practice this breathing technique correctly, you can see a noticeably more toned belly within a week's time.
It is recommended to practice Kapalbhati breathing on an empty stomach. Try doing 3 rounds of 30 seconds each every day. When you feel very comfortable with it, you can extend it to a minute.
Though the benefits are amazing, Kapalbhati breathing is not for everyone. Please, refrain from the practice if you have any of the following contraindications.
- problems with the thyroid gland (with hyperthyroidism)
- inflammatory processes in the throat (sore throat, cough)
- fast-growing neoplasms
- sympathetic nervous system type practice, high blood pressure
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