Kapalbhati (Skull Shining Breath) To Enhance Lung Capacity
How to do it: A forceful exhalation followed by a passive inhalation to clear the mind and improve lung capacity.
Kapalbhati, known as the “Skull Shining Breath,” is a dynamic pranayama breathing technique with its origins in traditional yoga practices. It involves forceful exhalations through the nostrils, followed by passive inhalations, creating a rapid exchange of air. Kapalbhati is designed to clear the mind, invigorate the body, and enhance lung capacity. This technique works by removing stale air and toxins from the lungs and stimulating the respiratory system, promoting better oxygen intake and improving overall lung function. The forceful exhalations engage the abdominal muscles, acting as a natural massage for the organs, aiding digestion, and increasing mental alertness. Kapalbhati is believed to clear the mind, balance the nervous system, and foster inner clarity, making it a valuable practice for both physical and mental well-being.