Kapalabhati - Skull Cleanser Part II

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.5 (13 votes)
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Part II takes you through a couple rounds of Kapalabhati and introduces a visualization, and the reason why it is called the Skull Cleanser.

This video is part of a breath-training series - the video before it is The Skull Cleanser, Part I and the video after it is A Calming Breath Practice.


I felt surprised by joy- and some pleasant head tingles ! =) What is the spirituality and/or meaning/purpose of this practice ?

Is this like the body as an axis mundi or tree/breath of life?

manuela milanesi 5 years ago

Hi David! when would you do breathing exercises? before yoga/ after yoga/ it doesn't matter?
Cheers from Denmark

enikgo99 5 years ago

We did this in my class once (my first time ever doing it, and what brought me to this video because I enjoyed it so much) and the teacher had us block one nostril with our finger, do the exercise, and then block the other and repeat. So, just close the nostril by pressing the side closed gently, breathe for however many counts, and then do the other side. I like to start off with both open first, then closed, and finish open again.

Bizou 5 years ago

I found it quite challenging to visualize energy going in and out or up through my spine as fast as I am breathing. I guess that will take time... Outside of that, I love this technique! Thank you!

Fiore di loto 3 years ago

Absolutely, for me too it's difficult to keep the peace and do the visualization, so I tried alone at a very slow rate first, then trying to speed up... it's not really there yet, but almost!

ccaldwell 6 years ago

Great technique! I have been suffering from sinusitis for five days, and finally had one nostril clear and decided to try these. I have felt immediate movement of the congestion, and relaxation of my tired lungs. Thank you!!

selaesori 1 year ago

It is actually not. The breath of fire is the Bhastrika pranayama. Similar to Kapalbhati as in they both focus on abdominal pumping, but both employ different techniques.