Yoga for Weight loss: Kapalbhati Pranayama

Some scientific studies show that the fact that proper breathing can increase the rate of metabolism greatly and help to control the weight. As we breath, we inhale oxygen that moves through our bloodstream. The oxygen can play a major role in burning fat.

The breathing yoga exercises can be performed by sitting in a comfortable position.

  1. Sit down on the floor. Slowly breathe in deep through your nose, raising your stomach up. Take as much air as you can and hold for 10 - 20 seconds. Then slowly exhale. Practice this breathing process for 5 minutes, sensing the rhythm of your breath. This exercise can also be done while laying down totally flat on floor or bed.
    The important point in this exercise is that your belly should be rising up during inhalation, otherwise you are having shallow breathing and the air ramains high in your lungs.
    This exercise also relaxes the body quickly.

2. Kapalbhati Pranayama Breathing Exercise (Kriya) for Weight Loss

Sit down on the floor and breathe in deeply through your nose, raising your stomach out. Take as much air as you can. Now exhale the air through your nose as fast as possible by forcing (squeezing) your stomach in. Repeat this exercise for 10 minutes as fast as possible.
This breathing exercise gives alternative stretching and compression to the stomach muscles. The important point is the force with which you perform this exercise. The stretching and compression should be forceful and rapidly.
If you do the above exercise correctly and daily, you will definitely see the results within weeks.

Warning Notes:

Do not practice Kapalbhati Pranayama if you are suffering from acidity, ulcers, high blood pressure or heart disease or you are pregnant

Stop Kapalbhati Pranayama if you feel dizzy.


Advantages & Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama

The Kapalbhati Pranayama yoga is very beneficial in obesity, asthma, concentration, constipation, diabetes, stomach problems, high cholesterol, snoring, etc.

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