15 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Kapalbhati Benefits

Kapalbhati Benefits

There are numerous kapalbhati benefits, in this articles I’m going to discuss 15 secrets you didn’t know about kapalbhati. While kapalbhati may offer many benefits, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects of this breathing technique. These side effects may include dizziness, nausea, headaches.

Kapalbhati is made up of Sanskrit words Kapal means forehead and bhati means shining. Kapalbhati is most popular yoga exercises which helps you to improve your respiratory system and also helps you with lots of mental benefits.  

Kapalbhati pranayama is a breathing exercise that is often practiced as part of yoga.

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There are many benefits of kapalbhati pranayama which follow below:

  1.  Kapalbhati pranayama can help to improve digestion.
  2.  Help to relieve constipation.
  3. Kapalbhati pranayama can help to increase energy levels.
  4. This breathing exercise can also help to improve circulation.
  5. Kapalbhati pranayama can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
  6. You find improved memory and concentration power.
  7. Increases immunity 
  8. Improves blood circulation 
  9. Cures skin diseases and skin shine with health 
  10. Burn excess fat from the body 
  11. Improves breathing system
  12.  Stimulates abdominal muscles.
  13.  Activates the brain cells
  14.  Removes gastric problems
  15. And supports weight loss 

To gain maximum kapalbhati benefits below are the technique to practice correctly:

  1. Choose the quiet place and sit in comfort as shown in the above image then keep your hands on your knees and fold your index fingers both right and left hand so they can touch your thumb
  2. Close your eyes and make sure both your head and back are in a straight position and keep your shoulder in a relaxed manner.
  3. Start inhaling from both nostrils deeply and keep your focus on your belly.
  4. Make sure when you breathe out pull your stomach backward to your spine according to your comfort.
  5. Make sure to take 15 to 20 breathe to complete one round of kapalbhati 
  6. Practice this as much as you can only in your comfort zone.
  7. After completing these exercises close your eyes and feel stimulation in the body.
  8. After practicing this exercise for a few days you will see your breathing process will be smooth.


People with artificial pacemakers or backache due to slip disc or if you have gone through an abdominal surgery, women with menstruation and pregnancy should avoid these exercises, and in case you suffering from heart problems are hypertension, Additionally, it is important to practice kapalbhati under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

Kapalbhati if not performed correctly then it can lead to the below side effects

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Headache 
  3. Lassitude 
  4. Lethargy 
  5. Nausea
  6. Restlessness 
  7. Depression 
  8. Dryness of mouth 
  9. Increase in stress level
  10. Immunity 
  11. Vision problems

Reasons for these side effects.

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In case you’re facing problems in holding your breath, especially in yoga, many of the exercises need you to hold your breath for some fixed time, but people with breathing issues find it very difficult in such instances to avoid this exercise or gradually increase your exercise time.

People who are already having high blood pressure should avoid this exercise because it can further increase blood pressure and anxiety.   

You should avoid this while you hungry and soon after having food because in both cases you might hurt yourself  


Yoga originated in India and provides immense relaxation to our bodies and mind. The technique described in the blog should be practiced regularly to gain the maximum benefits and lead a healthy lifestyle and attain inner peace. When you start practicing these pranayamas we recommend you to do it under the guidance of a qualified instructor.

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