Thursday 31 May 2012

Blowing in Fixed Firm Pose (Kapalbhati in Vajrasana)

This last breathing exercise strengthens all the abdominal organs and increases the circulation. It makes the abdominal wall strong and trims the waistline. It also allows the body to release toxins through the respiratory system.

A little tip: Only stomach muscles are supposed to move - no shoulders, arms, or lower back jumping in sympathy with the abdomen. Pretend you are blowing off a candle over and over again!

  • Abdomen

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System

  • Detoxifies and cleanses body by removing stale air and toxins from lungs
  • Brings mental clarity
  • Normalizes digestion and bowel movements
  • Energizes body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Improves oxygenation to the body
  • Improves cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Good for high blood pressure
( info from Bikam Yoga Book)


Anonymous said...

Kapalbhati in Vajrasana Blowing in Firm Pose is the last breathing exercise of the series strengthens all of the abdominal organs and muscles

Ashish Agarwal said...

Thanks for the wonderful info. I do sit in vajrasana during pranayam and after the dinner as well for improved digestive health. Vajrasana for improved digestion