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Kapalbhati Pranayama Breathing Exercise

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“Kapal” means “forehead” and “bhati” means “to purify”. This pranayama is the purifier of the forehead, hence known as kapalbhati.

Before deep dive into details, lets enjoy and get motivation with a video Kapalbhati Pranayam by 4 years old Sanvi.


1. Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana and keep both the hands on the knees in gyan or dhyan mudra ( touching the tips of the thumb and the index finger with each other, keeping the remaining three fingers straight).
2. In this, we will focus on “exhaling” . Inhale will be normal.
3. Exhale forcefully and simultaneously push the lower portion of the navel area towards the backside repeatedly, while it automatically bulges out.
4. In one minute, 60 pushes should be given. For beginners, 25 to 30 pushes without break are sufficient.
5. Gradually, it can be increased till 15-30 minutes.


1. Purifies the forehead.
2. Provides luster to the forehead.
3. Beneficial for the lungs and heart.
4. Complete digestive system including liver, intestines and pancreas, etc become healthy and the blood circulation increases.


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