In simple definition, the respiratory systems allows us breathing. Yes, without breathing we will die in 3 minutes. When we inhale, the air is going into the nose, passes through the mouth and finally enters the lungs. Oxygen is carried in our capillary beds and transmitted oxygen to the blood and cells. Our body exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide. When we exhale, air is going up back through many organs, the vocal cords and pharynx. Air allows to produces the sound or voice as we speak when the information transmitted from the brain.
A persons health greatly depend on the way he breathe. Breathing philosophy consists of knowing how to control our breathing by doing many pranayama techniques. Pranayama helps to oxygenate different parts of body and thus result in deep relaxation to our body and thinking process. These techniques gives lots of benefits anti stress, tranquilizer. When we are stressed, we take short breath and we lock our thorax, results in we have less oxygen in our body. To reduce stress we can use “yoga breath” or “anulom viloma” techniques. By holding breath we will stop thinking and focus our breath.
The word Pranayama is made up of 2 words “Prana” and “Ayama” which means extension or expansion of the dimension of prana. All types of pranayama establish a healthy body by removing blockage in the body enabling increased absorption and retention of prana. Kapalbhati Pranayama has a lot of benefits since there is a lot of movement of the stomach, it keeps our digestive systems healthy and it is a very important system in our anatomy.
Kapalbhati also keeps us our kidneys and uterus fit. It also strengthens and activates the abdominal muscles. It also helps in clearing the respiratory tracts and drains the sinus and strengthens the lungs. It is also beneficial for our eyes sight. On the emotional level, it generates the feeling of happiness and removes depression as pranayma helps to governs our body and mind.