Kapalabhati is a Sanskrit word where ‘Kapala’ means skull, and ‘bhati’ means "to shine." This dynamic purification exercise has noteworthy benefits like providing a bath of recently sanitized blood to the brain and clearance of nasal passages.
Words of Caution:
Ujjayi, a pranayama that draws on sound and necessitate chest expansion, is a technique based on which you can practice different techniques that contravene some of the tenets of healthy breathing. Ujjayi introduces a determined tension, in contrast with diaphragmatic breathing, in which the throat is relaxed. An audible shuddering is a fundamental characteristic of the ujjayi breath, unlike in the diaphragmatic breathing which is silent.
Ujjayi is an amalgamation of two Sanskrit terms, ut, meaning "up," and jayi, meaning "victory." Ujjayi assists a practitioner in prevailing over derangement of the crucial force known as uddana, the upward-flowing pranayama.
Ujjayi as a practice can be inculcated in your daily routine- while waiting in a slow-moving line at the checkout counter or when you’re stuck in traffic or during any kind of tense moments. A few breaths can render you cool and calm. The sound is so low that even a person next to you may not notice it. Ujjayi proposes an opportunity to intensify your awareness and improves your ability to manage your mind, soul and energy levels. It sure deserves a try!