Does Kapalbhati precedes Nadishodhan in Hatha-Yoga Shatakarmas?

|| Nadishodhan ||

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“Here is a post from Acharya Agyaatadarshan on the nadishodhan and its necessity in the system of  Yoga. Here Yoga means spiritual discipline rather than just a fitness regime. And Acharya ji clearly says that one can not progress in any spiritual discipline through any path unless nadi-shodhan is attempted.” – Ma Shakti Devpriya Anand Nath

Respected Master,
Many teachers, books quote Kapalbhati a process of purification in itself i.e. last of six shatkarma. Which is performed before proceeding towards pranayama. But, I learned reading your article that it is an advanced step which should be done after practicing asanas and nadi-shodhana for a sufficient time. Kindly throw some light.

– Udit


Beloved Udit,

Great question but it just seems you have neither found a true yoga master nor taken pains to read the hatha-yoga pradeepika attentively. If you would have studied it (not just read it) and applied yourself in perspective or sat at the lotus feet of a Yogi you would have understood it differently and also the true essence of what Yoga is all about.

May be you have gone through the book and just ignored how much it stresses/talks about Nadis, Purification of Nadis even in the chapters it is discussing asanas. It also says clearly that practicing pranayama is a futile (may also be dangerous if you understand it in detail) exercise if nadis have not been cleaned.

I don’t claim to be only True Yoga Master around on the planet however I have faith and deep reverence towards my Yoga teachers.  My first Guru of Yoga was my father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar Mishr ji who taught me the subject during my early years and the other is my Yoga Guru revered Yogiraj Shri Balenduji Giri Maharaj who introduced deeper and finer aspects of this discipline. Frankly, I am not concerned what others say..

Full post at Sacred Association Website

About Shakti Devpriya

An initiate of Kaula Tantra tradition. The sole purpose of my beloved consort AD and me is to spread the pure divine knowledge to the masses through Tattva Shakti Vigyaan and try to make every life more beautiful and blissful.
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