Pregnancy and Kapalabhati Pranayama
by Shwetha Deshkulkarni
(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)
We are trying to have a baby. If a lady has ovulated 3-4 days back and not sure about the pregnancy. My question is, is it safe to do kapalabhati pranayama at this stage?
You have not mentioned whether you are already doing yoga or thinking of starting yoga.
Your first aim should be to achieve physical fitness by doing yoga asanas and then do pranayama. Doing more of pranayama without clearing the energy channels with yoga asanas can be harmful. There is no harm in doing kapalabhati if you are in regular practice and already doing it.
If you have not done yoga before, I will say you focus more on rhythmic deep breathing and alom vilom pranayama.
Your yoga practice must aim to exercise the muscles of abdomen, spine, back and pelvic area as a preparation for pregnancy. Gradually build up a sound yoga practice which includes asanas and pranayama. Then you can do kapalabhati as much as you feel comfortable. But do not depend on kapalabhati alone.
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