3 Common Mistakes And Benefits Of Kapalbhati Exercise(2023)

3 major mistakes you must be making while doing Kapalbhati are:

  1. Shuddering shoulders

While breathing in and out, many people shudder their shoulders and it is an absolute no-no, according to Kapoor. If you’re performing Kapalbhati, it is advised to keep your shoulders relaxed and still. Over-straining and shuddering them will only cause more harm than good.

2. Squeezing your face

Another mistake that you must be making while performing Kapalbhati is squeezing your face as you inhale and exhale the air in and out of your lungs. Squinting your eyes or squeezing your face may cause wrinkles and fine lines on your face and have no benefits whatsoever.

3. Slouching

An erect spine is an essential part of all the yoga poses you do. Slouching while performing Kapalbhati may reduce the amount of oxygen that you push in and out of your lungs. Thus, cutting down the good effects of performing Kapalbhati.

Benefits of Kapalbhati

Motivating her followers to practice Kapalbhati daily, Kapoor captioned her post, “Kapalbhati is one of the most powerful Yoga kriyas which should be done everyday. It is great for detoxification, regulation and circulation of prana, helps boost metabolism and facilitates FAT LOSS! Kapal means skull and Bhati means to shine. This practice is truly skull shining. It will bring a glow to your face and at the same time it will help to illuminate your mind and spirit.”

If you’re making these 3 common mistakes while performing Kapalbhati, stop right there! 

Recommending the correct way of performing this exercise, Kapoor says, “You must keep your eyes closed, spine erect, face muscles and shoulders relaxed while doing Kapalbhati.”

Calling it the best technique for detoxification, metabolism and weight loss Kapoor recommends 100-300 strokes of this exercise daily for a noteworthy effect on your health.

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