*Breathing Techniques* (Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation, Stress, Cancer, Blood Pressure) Kapalbhati

*Breathing Techniques*  (Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation, Stress, Cancer, Blood Pressure) Kapalbhati

Kapal Bhati Is an ancient technique in the yoga system. And it has been taught for centuries. Kapal Bhati simply means… Kapal means skull, head. Bhati means Purification. Kapal Bhati means that which purifies your head. Once your head is purified you are a totally different person. It brings transformation. So Kapal Bhati is a system of not only breathing. We can say that it is Like a type of pranayama and a pranic force, which we need in our life. The process of Kapalbhati is… …it is like Pranayama. And this process, when you do it practically, it brings oxygen in the system and it takes carbon dioxide out of the system so this way it brings more oxygen to the brain, more oxygen in the lungs, and more oxygen in the blood. That is why this process needs to be learned the right way. You will gain a lot of benefits from this process. The physical benefits of Kapalbhati are: It relaxes a person – sick people first. It ends sickness in the body, lowers your blood pressure, and it removes stress from the body and from the brain. The more oxygen in the brain the more stress is released. It fully detoxifies your body. So, also the best benefit of Khapalbhati is that you can not be depressed in your life anymore. You will be a normal person in society. You will grow physically, mentally and spiritually every moment. The spiritual benefits of Kapalbhati are… It relaxes a person. As soon as the person is relaxed, thoughts disappear. When thoughts disappear, you are fully focused, you are fully concentrated. You have the possibility to jump into meditation… …into deep meditation. As soon as you are in deep meditation, then you can see yourself and how much goodness you are holding until this moment and you never realized it. Kapalbhati as I mentioned before, is a very forceful inhalation and exhalation. It is called pranayama. Pranayama is breathing in and out, but in a certain way so that when you force air inhalation, it brings a lot of oxygen to the lungs and your system, and when you exhale forcefully, then it takes toxins out. That is why in the western hemisphere, we call it breath of fire. Fire burns the toxins and I will show you now how to do it. It is very important that you do it right. Inhale forcefully when you inhale. I will show you that your stomach goes in and out when you inhale and exhale. This is the system that you can do: when you exhale the stomach goes in And inhalation happens by itself. When you place your hand on your stomach you will feel how much your stomach goes in And how your chest expands. That is the way to feel it. And when you feel it, then you will see that you are doing it right because you body will show you that you are doing it right. Do Kapalbhati altogether maybe 25 times in the beginning and you watch me and you do it too. I am placing my hand on my stomach so that you can see when I exhale, how my stomach goes in. This was twenty five times. And after this you can take deep breaths. You can take a breath one more time even more deeply. Let us do it twenty five more times And you will feel that your stomach goes in and your whole chest is expanding because it brings a lot of oxygen into your lungs. Today you learned Kapalbhati, and this is a very good process to bring stress out of your life. And to bring peace to your life. If you do it daily one hundred or two hundred times a day you will see the benefits, physically, mentally, and spritually. Out of whatever I have mentioned the most important in life is peace. When your life is peaceful, you are a good person in society. And not to be mistaken, when you do this system, this method, this technique – Kapalbhati – brings a lot of oxygen into your blood and into your lungs. To a certain degree you will be surprised that even a disease like cancer can be healed up to a certain degree. Like if it is an initial state of cancer, it can be very beneficial. So do it, do it daily And you will see the benefit. Jai Siddhatma