Yoga: Kapalbhati pranayama for skin treatment

This article describes about Kapalbhati Pranayama as a treatment for skin troubles.

There are several pranayama among all Kapalbhati and Anulom Vilom pranayama are the most effective one. Kapalbhati literally means luminous head which indicates clarity of mind. Kapalbhati and Anulom Vilom has been doing a miracle in number of diseases including diabetes, asthama and even infertility due to azoospermia.
It is not very tough to perform but the procedure should be correct.

Procedure of Kapalbhati

Ideally kapalbhati should be done in the morning in empty stomach, if early morning is a problem then it should be performed after 3-4 hours of meal. One should sit in sukhasana or padmasana and should inhale passiely and exhale forcefully. This provide aeration to blood circulation. Even a handicapped who is unable to sit in padmasana can do it sitting on the chair with straight spine. Inhalation and exhalation should be from nostril and abdominal muscles should come into act.

Duration to perform Kapalbhati

For normal person 15 minutes are more than enough if other pranayama Anulom Vilom, Ujjayee, Bhastrika and Bhramari are done. But in person having any skin problem like vitiligo or liver problem, infertility or even cancer or other tumor, the duration should exceed to half an hour.

Benefits of Kapalbhati

Kapalbhati is one of the most beneficial pranayama and has proven to be effective in several disorders that include even several types of tumors and chronic skin problems. It is helpful to control diabetes mellitus by stimulating pancrease thus increasing release of insulin.

Kapalbhati has been effective in various liver disorders and there are cases where even chronic liver diseases had witnessed improvement. Apart from that it has increased the survival rate in case of blood cancers and other tumors too.

Kapalbhati has been seen to increase sexual function and has been beneficial for infertility. Two important and most common causes of infertility is blockage of fallopian tube in females and oligospermia in males and Kapalbhati is helpful in both.

Kapalbhati is beneficial in common abdominal problems and controls indigestion, constipation, it has shown to be effective in irritable bowel syndrome.

Kapalbhati purifies blood circulation by aerating it and has been extremely beneficial in skin treatment like skin psoriasis, eczema, allergies, leucoderma, vitiligo.
It has a wonderful effect and is a miracle for acne treatment
Several mental disorders including anxiety, depression and even schizophrenia had been cured by this asana.

Thus one must make it a routine to perform Kapalbhati along with other pranayama like anulom vilom, bhastrika, Ujjayi and - Bhramari gives a new motivation to live a healthy and fit life.


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Author: srb12318 Jan 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

yoga has a solution for every disease. one can do it without getting any side effects. only have to wake up early and perform yogasanas to gain good health.

Author: Rajeev Verma18 Mar 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Kapalbhati helps to increase the rate of metabolism by increasing the intake of oxygen and leads to weight loss. It also improves the blood circulation in the body.



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