kapalbhati pranayama breathing exercise to lose weight

Kapalbhati Pranayama, Weight Loss Exercise

Kapalbhati pranayama is very effective in curing stomach disorder, obesity, digestive disorder and many problems related to stomach. Those trying to lose weight can practice Kapalbhati regularly and see 100% results. let’s see its benefits and how to do Kapalbhati Pranayama.

Steps for Kapalbhati Pranayama

  1. Sit on the flat floor and fold your legs. keep the spine straight and close the eyes.
  2. Keep the right palm on right knee and left palm on left knee.
  3. Now take a deep breath and exhale with all your force so your stomach will go deep inside.
  4. When you exhale with hissing sound try to think that your disorders are coming out of your nose.
  5. Do not stress on inhaling. Inhalation should not involve any effort. Inhaling will be done automatically after each exhaling.
  6. Repeat these steps for 5 minutes and take rest. You can increase the time for 15 – 30 minutes.
  7. Should not practice very fast. The speed of practice should be medium.

Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama

  1. It improves the function of the lungs and the respiratory system.
  2. Improves the function of the reproductive system. Cures erectile dysfunction naturally.
  3. Improves the function of the pancreas. Helps to produce insulin hormone naturally.
  4. It removes toxins from the body and helps to clean the internal system.
  5. Calms the mind and bring stability to mind.
  6. Very effective in weight loss.
  7. Cures breast cancer.
  8. Helpful in reducing weight (Belly fat).
  9. Keeps depression away and brings positive thoughts.
  10. Helpful in curing respiratory diseases as asthma, allergies, and sinus.
  11. A cure for constipation, acidity, diabetes, asthma and all kinds of respiratory troubles, sinus and even hair loss.
  12. Cures kidney problems and lower down the high creatinine level.
  13. Improve the function of kidneys.

Ayurved Tips to Lose Weight

To lose weight you should also follow the rules of drinking water. Yes, the habit of drinking water is also directly connected to increase and decrease weight.

How to Drink Water to Lose Weight?

  • Do not drink water while having food
  • You can drink water 40 minutes or 1 hour before having your food.
  • Drink water 1 and a half hour after having food only.

If you are not following the rules of drinking water then you are definitely going to gain weight. Kapalbhati pranayama is always the popular exercise for having a flat stomach but you should follow the rules of drinking water also.

Your Questions

1.  What is the Maximum Time for Kapalbhati Pranayama? 

Ans – Kapalbhati Pranayama should be done slowly in the beginning for 1 minute if you are fresher. But after a good practice, you can practice it for 10 mins – 45 minutes as per your stamina.

2. Can Kapalbhati be Done During Periods?

Ans – No


  1. Those are heart patient should do this slowly while exhaling. You can do Kapalbhati pranayama in morning or evening both the time, but keep in mind that you should do this on empty stomach.
  2. Pregnant women should not do this.
  3. High blood pressure patient should practice Kapalbhati at a slow rate. Means 3 exhalations per 5 seconds and force of exhalation should be reduced.
  4. Practice pranayama under the supervision of an expert yoga teacher after informing about your whole health.
  5. Those women’s, feel comfortable practicing pranayama during periods, can go ahead otherwise avoid it.

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  • Best explanation of Kapalbhati….I have read a lot of post about Kapalbhati and I am yoga fan..doing Kapalbhati since last two years. Trust me it is a sanjivani..it helps to get rid of maximum abnormalities in the body ..if some one follow the regular practice of it.
    This pranayam is most effective in obesity.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

  • really awesome sir thanks for sharing

  • My uric acid is 7.0 and pain in all joint and swelling which pranayam is best?

  • My naabhi has moved from its original place.

    Please suggest some remedies.


  • Respected sir,
    Me daily kapalbhati krti hu lekin mujhe stomach and stomach k Nichle hisse me bhut pain hota h pls mujhe btaye me kya mistake kr rhi hu or esa Kyu hota h.

  • thanks for great information

  • I am working woman and work out on elliptical bike for 20 min. Can i do kapalbhati yoga after exercise or before excrcise. I want to reduce my weight at least 5kg.

  • Sir,Iam 41 year old ,Iam starting starting kapalbhati from 3 three days,from 2 days iam felling back pain from 2 days.

  • Hi sir,
    I have started doing kapalbhati just now. While practising it i feel pressure in my stomach like the pressure i feel during abs workout. Due to this i am unable to focus on my breath. I take a break and then continue doing it. Is this normal? Any suggestions for me?

  • Hi I am 36 & may i know how much duration can i do kapalbati to get a good health benefit. As i have some bp,sugar & cholesterol level are little higher than the normal range. I am not taking medicine & practicing all 7 Pranaayam. Please let me know how much duration i can do kapalbati to get a good health benefit.

  • Thanks for sharing such useful content f or the yoga doers like me. Keep on sharing such content.

  • Hi ,

    I am 25 year old girl and have problem of hyperacidity, vomiting and because of this I lost about 10 kg of weight and now I am underweight . I want to put on weight can I do kapalbhati as to put on weight also.

  • Respected Sir,

    I did surgery for HARNIA & HYDROCIL 3 years ago also do surgery for NABHI(HINDI WORDS) one year ago. I am able to do kapalbhati pranayam or not

  • Is it ok to do kapalbhati in evening…

  • Hi sir ,
    Me and my husband do kapalbhati daily..he do in morning and i do in evening( after 4 to 5 hrs of my lunch ) .. as baba ramdev said “if we r unable to do paranayam in morning we can do in evening as well”

  • Do you exhale w mouth open or close

  • Sir,
    I am obese, and trying to lose weight. I am doing 40 min of treadmill walk, d light dumbbell weight training 3 times per week. I want to include kapalbhati to my routine, in the evening, for strenghthening tummy musles.
    I want to know if kapalbhati reduces umbilical hernia, and reduce bulge associated with it.( Doctor I consulted has said, I can do pranayama.)
    Thank you,

  • sir can you please tell me other yoga for weight loss
    thank you

  • sir can you please tell me other yoga for weight loss

  • sir, m doing kapalbharti since last month for fifteen to twenty minutes at evening n also some other asanas but my tummy fat is still constant .plz help me to loose 2 or 3 inches.

  • Hi sir,
    I am doing kapalbhati 15 minutes and anulom vilom 30 minutes daily.
    Once I watched swami ramdev baba show and I start to practice.
    I get very best result. My weight decress 9 kg within 25 days.
    my hight is 174 cm. And now my weight is 64 kg and it constant from one month.
    My mental stress is also reduce and I fill very fress up to sleep.
    I realy thanks to our Rushi muni who discover such great science

  • hi sir i have a pain in left side my age is 36 but pain is from since last 5-6 years it comes in ocasionally, made ecg made 2d echo nothing was there doc said heartbeat is ll fast but else no issue but i observe this pain when i have to workout ..one day i had stress pain while doing chest excersie but it was 7 yrs back , now a days i m doing yoga … kapalbhati…shd i continue yoga even i like yoga pls suggest thanking you sir

    • I’m copying this text from Mandar. Since I also have same problem
      any solution is highly appreciated
      hi sir i have a pain in left side(Hand readiant pain and tingling) my age is 35 but pain is from since last 9 years it comes in ocasionally, made ecg made 2d echo nothing was there doc said heartbeat is ll fast but else no issue but i observe this pain when i have to workout ..one day i had stress pain while doing chest excersie but it was 7 yrs back , now a days i m doing yoga … kapalbhati…shd i continue yoga even i like yoga pls suggest thanking you sir –

  • Hi Raj,

    Excellent tutorial of Kapalbhati Pranayama for weight loss. You describe everything in detail, but here I want to suggest you to please add a video of the yogasana so that your readers can learn it deeply. I hope, you understand the fact that learning through video is more easier than learning through reading text.

    Thanks for the great tutorial and expecting many more tutorials like this.
    Sabrez Alam

  • Can I do Kapalbhati while walking? If not why not? Thanks

  • Sir I have high bp 140/90 .which pranayam and yoga is applicable for me? What should I eat and what have to avoid? Please help me.

  • Hi, I have external piles, what pranayama I should do???

  • Sir, Please mail me the addresses of shops and on line stores where i can purchase video dvd’s on kapala bhati in Hyderabad

  • Sir, I have just started Kapalbhati -12 days, but able to do only 1 minute at the first. After pause, I again do it for 30 secs three times. Is this natural? Will it be beneficial even now?

  • Can i go for this aasana if i am suffering from Mitral valve prolapse ?


  • Hi. I had miscarriage during 15 weeks of pregnancy during the last week. I wish to reduce my belly fat. When can I start doing kapaalbharati prenayam. Also what other prenayam should I perform for reducing my body weight.

  • My creatine level 8 and urea is 112. I dont want to dialysis. Please help me. I wana get cured

  • Sir warm water with lemon should be taken in the morning before kapalbhati pranayam or after it

    • Hello,

      Pranayama should be done on an empty stomach. If you want you can drink warm lemon water at least 30-40 minutes before pranayama. If you feel thirsty you can drink half cup of water before pranayama. As soon as you wake up you can drink warm lemon water. Clear your stomach and get ready for yoga. Or if you practice pranayama first then you can drink warm lemon water after 15 minutes.


  • Sir what should be rate of exhalations for people with normal BP,like u suggested 3 exhalations per 5/6 seconds for hypertensive people

  • Continues 20 minutes we have to do sir or we have to take the gap in between 20 min.

  • Hi, Sir, I have undergone knee surgery (ligament tear) and not comfortable to fold the knee, can I do kapalbhati pranayama

  • I m suffering with ckd. Which type of yoga is beneficial for me..?

    • Hi,

      Kapalbhati pranayama, bhastrika and anulom vilom are the effective breathing exercises. Kapalbhati improves the function of kidney and strengthens it. You should practice it in the morning and in the evening also on an empty stomach. You can continue with your doctors medicines. But pranayama will boost your immune system and strengthen your mind, body and soul naturally. Click here for pranayama – http://eyogaguru.com/types-of-pranayama-breathing-exercises-and-benefits/
      Practiace these pranayama regularly and see amazing benefits in few days. You will be fit and fine in few days. Think positive. You can do it.


  • Hi I have belly fat too much so can I know how long I have to do and also I don’t have time to go for walking if I do this yoga can help me

  • Hi! I am doing kapalbhati pranayama for 15 min. But i can not hold my back straight for 15 min after some time i feel tired nd bit pain in back muscle normal pain, not any problem. I have no health problem nd i m 27 year old. So during pranayama i take back support with walll. Is its fine or i no need to take support of wall to sit strainght

    • Hi,

      Its fine if you take back support with wall. You are practicing kapalbhati that is very important. Practice slowly. You will be healthy for ever if you will practice regularly. Keep it up.

  • Thank u sir

  • I am having high blood pressure how to do kapalbhati. Pranayama plz suggest me

  • Asana should be in snap shot for a layman to understand very good site keep the good work very much interesting site to view

    • Thank you ravi.

      • Respect Sir I Regularly Go For Walking And Cycling In The Morning.Sir I Have BP And My Creatinine Level Little High.Can I Continue My Cycling And Walking And Do Kapalabhati And Anulom

        • Hello,

          Yes you can. Walking and cycling improves blood circulation into kidneys. It promotes metabolism and increase immune system. Kapalbhati pranayama is one of the best breathing exercise to cure kidney problems. Anulom vilom will reduce your stress and depression. It will lower down your high blood pressure. In short what ever you are doing is good. Only routine check up is important to check health of kidneys.


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