Pranayama is a fundamental part of our daily yoga practise and capable of not only energising mind, body and soul but it can also massage and strengthen our internal organs such as the lungs, the kidneys, the heart and digestive system that then allows them to function at maximum potential.

Take 2 minutes twice a day to begin with and try the Kapalabhati cleansing breath.

What is Kapalbhati breathing?

  • Sit in any comfortable, meditative posture.
  • Close the eyes and relax the whole body.
  • Inhale deeply through both nostrils, expand the chest.
  • Exhale with forceful contractions of the abdominal muscles and relax (Try not to strain – this is supposed to be enjoyable!!).
  • Continue actively exhaling and passively inhaling.
  • When you have completed your practise, exhale completely and return to your natural breathing rhythm.