Steps to practice

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Possible Benefits

- Exercises the abdominals & diaphragm.
- Massages & stimulates internal organs.
- Clears air passages
- Clears, calms & uplifts the mind
- Improves digestion
- Improves blood circulation
- Energizes nervous system & brain.
- Clears the nadi's (Energy body)

 

Contraindications

- Those with pacemakers or stents.
- Epilepsy
- Hernia
- Slip discs
- Recovering from abdominal surgery.
- Pregnancy

Skull Shinning Breath

Kapal means "cranium" or "forehead", bhati means "light", "perception" or "knowledge". Bringing light and clarity to the frontal region of the brain. The focus is on the exhale and the inhale occurs naturally. The exhale is rapid and comes from the belly... pull the naval in toward the spine. The time allowed for the inhale is double or triple the time needed for a rapid exhale.
Keep body relaxed!


Position: Seated on chair, cushion or block with straight spine.
Steps:

- Inhale deeply through both nostrils and fill the chest.
- Expel the breath with a rapid exhale through the nose, as you draw the naval in toward the spine. 
- Allow the inhale to be drawn in naturally, don't focus on the inhale, the moment you relax the abdominal muscles the inhale occurs naturally without effort. 
- Again, Expel the breath with a rapid exhale and continue a steady rhythm.
- Suggested is 27, 54, 108 breaths per round
- Three rounds are 
recommended

 

Benefits/Contraindications

Modifications/Variations

- Place the hand on the belly to feel the abdominal muscles contract.
- Keep your awareness on breathing out.




 

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