Dr. Mickey Mehta - Global leading holistic health guru / corporate life coach told HerZindagi that Many a time immunity gets compromised in monsoon. We need to regulate ourselves better during such a time. Conscious breathing, having kadhas made out of kitchen, call them kitchen kadhas and Kapal Bhati twice a day will really help build immunity to cough, cold and flu. The breathing techniques of Kapal Bhati and Anulom Vilom are excellent to develop a strong immunity system to evade the monsoon ailments. 

Kapal Bhati to be done in the mornings before a workout and in the evenings much before sunset. Kapal Bhati as you know has to be done by bellow action where the stomach keeps getting pumped in breathing out and the natural process of breathing taking in air happens in between the two breaths of breathing out. The forceful breathing out through the nose clears up your track and builds immunity in your passage reducing sensitivity to cold making it strong. Also, it clears all the bacteria’s and germs and releasing antibodies as a shield. 

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Kapalbhati Pranayama is an effective Yoga practice which can give birth to a refreshing life. It is a Sanskrit word, where Kapal means forehead and Bhati means shining and Pranayama is the breathing technique. The regular practice Kapalbhati gives you a shining, illustrious forehead, and also a bright intellect.

Many years ago, breathing exercises were believed to help people in their daily lives, and overall well-being. It is a method of purification, and also a great detoxifying technique of ancient times.

This practice of Yoga helps in oxygenating your mind by building smooth paths in your head and by fixing the broken edges. The brain needs rest, self-care, and a healthy environment to function in a proper manner. This can be achieved with the power of Yoga, and nourishing ingredients of Pranayama.

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Benefits of Kapalbharti Pranayama 

Weight Loss

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Tone your abdominal part and encourage weight loss with the efficient practices of Pranayama. It would be a disappointment if a literate person questions the possibilities of losing fat with the help of breathing exercises. Let the transfer of oxygen do the honors and you can maintain that by being self-disciplined. It handles and cuts down obesity.

Focus & Confidence

A healthy body is a reflection of a healthy mind. Kapalbhati plays an exclusive role when your mind has stopped humming songs, and your body has stopped jumping around. The soul of your life lies in every breath you take. Repeated circles will filter your brain with positive affirmations, focus, and confidence to embrace the lost compassion in you.

Boost Immunity

If you have a weak immune system, then try doing Kapalbhati to boost up your immunity. Not only will you be protected from illness, diseases, and minor sinus problems, but you will also have a good digestive system, good-riddance from the constipation problems. Oxygenating the body and mind bloom up the circulatory system in your veins and arteries.  It works as a moisturizer to your dry body and balances the high blood pressure.

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Pure Soul

Explore the subtle energies of life through Yoga, and gain the real perspective of beauty, which is to have a pure soul, and a hopeful heart. Things always get better for people who work hard upon themselves to make beautiful art out of the dark matter.

This particular Pranayama activity brings the colour into your life, just by sorting your mind. It enhances the beauty of not just your spirit, but also your face, hair, body, and every other thing that your breath touches. It slows down the aging process, gives shine to your hair along with good hair growth, further reducing the problem of hair fall. Also, allow your skin to glow when you shine from within.

Cleanse Lungs

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Cleanses the lungs from the dirt of pollution or smoke, prevent kidney disorders like kidney stones, and sanitize all the other parts of the body by nurturing it with an adequate amount of essential yogic elements. It activates your brain cells and improves memory power.

Improve Perspective

Improve your perspective with the hidden treasures of Kapalbhati, and learn to let go of the past by accepting the truth. Who would have thought that a breath could nullify the tensions that have erupted like a volcano in our mind on an occasional basis? It's not the first time we heard that Yoga can give you relief from stress, anxiety, depression as examined and proved by the neuroscientists in various reports and tests.

Activate Your Chakras


Kapalbhati activates the chakras in your body like the Agnya chakra; it helps you open up the blockages by removing the clustered pain from the untouched parts of your body. Guide your spiritual self to export the complications, and import the solutions so that you can balance a life of purpose with a healthy mind and body.

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Anulom Vilom Pranayama

Do this exercise at home. It is an alternate nostril breathing without any push or pull no force to be applied gradually going in and gradually coming out from left to right and right to left. Anulom Viloma Pranayama is also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique in medical Science, In Anulom Vilom Pranayama, we churn the Prana in three Nadis (Nerves) Ida Nadi, Pingala Nadi, and Sushumna Nadi by which 72 million Nadis are awakened.  

Alternate Nostril Breathing is very helpful physically and mentally since this is a breathing exercise (Pranayam) and breathing goes to the brain down to the respiratory system. It can also cure major disease such as heart disease. Here are some Benefits Of Anulom Viloma Pranayama given below.

All the chemicals imbalance and hormones present inside the body, get balanced by doing Anulom Vilom Pranayama.

Anuloma Viloma gives benefits to Heart Patients 

It removes the blockages of the heart and makes our heart healthy. Alternate Nostril Breathing Pranayama is one of the most important and beneficial Pranayam practice for High Blood Pressure and Low Blood Pressure patient.

Anuloma Viloma gives benefits to autoimmune diseases, SLE, MS patients.

It is also helpful for those who easily get angry over little things. Anulom Vilom purifies all the veins and nerves present in the body. Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique is also beneficial for eyes, By doing Anuloma Viloma, one can get a healthy facial glow. This Pranayam is also beneficial for those who have Epilepsy, migraine pain, depression, stress, and anxiety problem.

Thereafter make kadhas at home boil water put black pepper, tulsi and brahmin leaves put lemongrass and mint leaves and little bit of fresh green tea leaves and jaggery. This kadha to be consumed twice a day first thing in the morning and then in the evening of course.

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