Tag Archives: Hath Yoga Pradeepika

Does Kapalbhati precedes Nadishodhan in Hatha-Yoga Shatakarmas?

Some people argue that Kapalbhati appears in Shatkarmas of Hatha Yoga steps which is before pranayama so it should mean Kapalbhati can be done without much of harm but that is not true. Throughout first few chapters of Hatha Yoga Pradeepika nadishodhan has been mentioned umpteen times. But to understand what it means you need a real living Guru. If Guru could have been done away with.. books were sufficient. By that logic I ask Why send children to school once they know how to read. Let them read and learn.. without a teacher. Books can help bring insight only when a disciple has graduated to a certain level. Continue reading

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Chest pain and coughing due to pranayama – kapalbahti and bhastrika

Ahara Shuddhi, Vihara Shuddhi, Vichara Shuddhi and Nadi-Shuddi are unavoidable prerequisites to yoga and pranayama practices and anyone who skips these suffers some or the other contraindications. Continue reading

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