This powerful breathing technique helps clear your nasal passages and flush toxins from your lungs, while strengthening your abdominal muscles. It also gives you an opportunity to relax and de-stress your mind and body. This winter, consider making Kapalbhati Pranayama a part of your daily routine.
- Find a quiet, meditation-friendly corner where you won’t be disturbed. Sit in the Padmasana posture and place your hands on your knees.
- Inhale deeply. Exhale. Relax.
- Take a long, slow inhale, and this time exhale forcefully, as if you are throwing the air out from your lungs. You should be able to feel your abdominal muscles expanding and contracting.
- Repeat several times, focusing on the strength and power of your exhale. Do not put the same effort into the inhale.
- Start with 15 breaths (you can add more later).
- End the Pranayama with a few deep, relaxed inhales and exhales.