Does Kapalabhati Pranayama Improves Complexion?

by Riya Bansal
(Allahabad, India)

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Does regular practice of kapalbhati surely improves complexion? In how much time can we expect results? Please tell me as I am getting married in couple of months with a punjabi guy and really tensed.
Riya Bansal


Answer

1. Kapalabhati alone cannot make you beautiful. You need yoga practice which includes asanas, pranayama and meditation. Also, strict diet control and emotional control. Yoga practice improves circulation of oxygen-rich blood to your skin and helps to reduce stress levels for healthy skin and body.

2. Yoga practice can certainly help you to become beautiful, but there are no short cuts. You can feel the difference in your skin in one to two months if you follow these guidelines, especially diet control.

3. In case you have to start yoga, start with with a yoga practice consisting of few simple yoga asanas followed by pranayama and meditation. Yoga asanas improve blood circulation and massages internal organs. and pranayama will flush out the toxins from your body. Meditation will help you to further relax your mind of all day to day tensions.

4. Do these asanas
Suryanamaskar
Trikonasana
Bhujangasana
Ushtrasana
Halasana
Simhasana

5. Practice these pranayama:
Alom Vilom
Bhramri
Kapalabhati Pranayama
(Focus more on alom vilom and kapalabhati. Increase the number of repetitions of kapalabhati gradually)

6. Practice Om recitation after pranayama.

7. Rest in shavasana for 5 to 10 minutes at end of yoga practice and do yoga nidra.

8. Healthy and nutritious diet is more important to get the best results. Include lot of fruits, green vegetables (eaten in raw form), fresh vegetable juices, whole grains, sprouts and nuts in your diet.

9. Avoid exposure to sun and seek help from a beautician to suit the natural face packs for your skin.

10. Practicing of any single asana or pranayama alone will not be effective.

11. Try to remain cheerful and if possible try laughter yoga with your friends and family. Laughter can be quite contagious if you try.

12. Do not skip any meals, try to fix your meal timings.

13. Take adequate sleep of 7 to 8 hours.

14. Yoga practice will certainly provide you inner strength, mental peace and tranquility which can make your face look beautiful.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Resources
Yoga for beauty
Yoga diet

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Jul 27, 2016
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Thank You !!
by: Vishal

Thank you for this great article. I just wanted to know is it necessary to do Yoga before pranayama? Can I do pranayama only?

I do following Pranayamas in the series as listed -->
Bhastrika
Kapalbhati
Anulom Vilom
Bhramari

I also workout at gym 5 days a week for 1 hour daily.

Editors Note

Hello Vishal

It is recommended to do yoga asanas before doing pranayama. Read more about pranayama without asanas.

Hope it helps
Daljit



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