I have been doing Kapalbhati for some time now and have also been advocating to others to ensure good health and fitness. But of late, I have been coming across articles which talks about the negative impact of Kapalabhati in the body. It is a bit confusing as to whom to believe and whom to follow.
Therefore I would request you to please share your thoughts and views on practicing of Kapalbhati everyday on a regular basis.
I would be extremely thankful to you for receiving your prompt and clear response.
Thanks a lot.Answer
1. There is no restriction on doing kapalabhati if your technique is correct and you are in perfect health. Only condition is do not be in a hurry to increase the number of exhalations. Increase the duration of kapalabhati gradually over a period of time.
2. Pranayama should be practiced after getting proficiency in yoga poses or asanas. As pranayama practice releases lot of energy, our body must be capable of channeling this energy within our body.
3. Therefore, it is not recommended to do kapalabhati alone without doing any other asanas or pranayama. You must do variety of yoga poses and yoga breathing to achieve physical and fitness levels do kapalabhati pranayama without any side effects.
4. If you are physically fit and doing yoga and pranayama daily, kapalabhati pranayama can be done daily. Duration of kapalabhati pranayama should be as per your body's fitness levels.
Hope this helps.
With warm regards