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Japanese Diet

Japanese Diet – Long Breath Diet For Weight Loss: Want to shed off those extra kilos and flaunt your summer body? Just breathe!  Nope, this isn’t an April fool’s joke. Be ready to be amazed as this is Japan’s most happening weight loss technique which is creating a buzz worldwide as well.

All you have to spend is just 2 to 5 minute a day. Sounds insane right?

Japanese Diet

How does it work?

Japan’s long –breath diet is a natural solution for fighting obesity especially in teens or people who are just starting out their fit life. This is not exactly an exercise. It is only based on the fact that simple alteration and control in breathing can help us burn more than we could think of. But how does that happen?

Fat is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. We inhale oxygen while breathing, which then helps in breaking down fat into simpler carbon dioxide and water molecules. The carbon dioxide is a waste product which is carried by the blood to the lungs for exhalation. More oxygen supply will lead to more of this process. This long breathing technique ensures sufficient oxygen supply into your system.

How did it start?

It was all started by Miki Ryosuke, an actor from Japan. He was struggling with back pain for some time and tried this breathing technique to get relief from his back pain. Soon he noticed that it also helped him lose a lot of weight.

Our normal calorie intake ranges from 2500 to 3000 daily. To lose any weight, we need to burn more than what we consume. When we normally breathe, we do spend some amount of energy but that is almost negligible in amount for the excess energy we need to burn.  But this breathing technique if done correctly can help burn those extra calories rapidly and you can see the results within the first month itself.

How to do it correctly?

Without much ado, let’s break down the steps of this Long-Breathe diet.

Before you start, get into a standing position and just relax. (Something we all need to do quite often)

Step1: Put one leg forward and the other one back, almost crossing them to squeeze your butt. Make your glutes tight.

Step2: Lift your arms from both sides, above your head, and inhale a long breath for 3 seconds.

Step 3: Throw your hands down aggressively, giving out a forceful exhalation straining all the muscles but just enough air to make it last for 7 seconds.

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Each session is a total of 10 seconds. Doing it for 2 minutes, which sums up to 12 times long breathing exercise every day, is sufficient to get visible results and also it fits perfectly with your busy life. You can also combine it with yoga to amplify the effects.

So now you don’t need to splurge your hard earned money at the gym, suffer from muscle cramps or compromise with your favorite food as this special yet super easy health routine, does not require any strict diet or fixed time or a lot of sweating. It only requires the right technique and lastly your will.

Lauki Juice Benefits

Lauki Juice Benefits

by Manidipa Ray

Lauki Juice Benefits: When summer is around, hydration becomes an essential part of your daily routine. The soaring mercury level causes an increased water loss in our system. So, it is that time of the year when all kinds of energy drinks come into handy. Among the list, Lauki ka juice remains to be a glowing option as a refreshing drink.

Lauki a.k.a Bottle gourd or Doodhi is basally sibling with cucumber, belonging to the same family. It is green with a white soft interior and shaped like a bottle (hence the name). It grows best in a tropical climate and is available widely in India. This means, as soon as you step in the veggie market; you are bound to find some.

Lauki Juice Benefits

Image Credit : Istock

Other than being a cool summer drink, it has a lot of goodness to offer as mentioned below:
  1. The high sodium content in lauki prevents fatigue; therefore it’s a great naturally procured energy drink.
  2. Aids in weight loss. A bottle gourd has 96 parts of water and 4 parts edible. It is also one of the vegetables with the lowest calorific value of 14 to 16J in 100g. So expect your dietician to mention this as a chief vegetable in your diet.
  3. It boosts immunity as the seeds are packed with antibiotic properties. So don’t throw them out while making the juice.
  4. It boosts memory power because of high lethicin content which is a source of choline, one of the essential vitamins.
  5. Because it is rich in dietary fibers, it clears constipation and prevents other digestive problems.
  6. It is good for heart patients, diabetic patients, and people with high blood pressure or cholesterol because of the presence of minerals, Zn, potassium, Mg, Mn, and iron.
  7. The alkaline juice balances PH in the urinary tract and also promotes urine production.
  8. Get your skin glowing and hydrated due to the presence of vitamins C, E, Folates and Riboflavin.

Disclaimer: If tastes bitter, do not have it. Probably the bottle gourd wasn’t a healthy one and neither is for you.   It is most effective when you have it on an empty stomach.

Do not consume the juice of raw vegetables. Boil your lauki first then cool it down. Mix it in a blender and sieve out the juice. Add a dash of salt or pepper and your refreshing health drink is ready!


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Lemon Juice Side Effects

Lemon Juice Side Effects: Be it weight loss or desire to achieve a brighter skin tone, lemon has always been our shining star. Also, would you enjoy your golgappa without some lemon squeezed? We use lemon juice as a key ingredient in many food items, health and beauty techniques on a regular basis. It has been used for ages and all not for trend.  This medicinal fruit is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals which are required by our body. Also, it adds great flavor to food.

But as we know, too much of anything has never done any good to us. Too much of lemon juice going into our system may also not show any beneficial result. In fact, it is harmful in some cases.

Lemon Juice Side Effects

See the Lemon Juice Side Effects :

  1. Teeth sensitivity: We often notice some people like to have salted lemon after a meal. Too much of this acid on teeth may wear off the teeth in the long run and also increase sensitivity.
  2. Dehydration: This may actually sound unbelievable but it’s true. Lime juice promotes the release of urine from the body. This way it decreases the water level in our bodies, causing dehydration.
  3. Migraines: The previous point brings us to this one. Lime juice can trigger migraines by lowering the water content in our bodies.
  4. Canker sores: These are the most painful oral infections that are worse than nightmares. Citric acid intensifies the pain and the sore. Make sure to not have lemon juice by any means when you are suffering from such sores.
  5. Triggers reflux stress: Do not drink lemonade when you are suffering from acidity as it will worsen it. Lemon juice may trigger gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) resulting in Nausea, heartburn and vomiting.
  6. Avoid Lemon Ulcer patients: Lemon juice may get in the way of your healing ulcer by increasing the acid content of your stomach and can cause irritation in the stomach lining.
  7. No lemon for breakouts: When you have pimples or acne, it is advisable to not put lemon juice directly onto them as it may leave dark spots after it has healed.

Although we have rarely seen cases where lemon juice did more damage than good, there’s no harm in being informed and having lemon juice in controlled amounts. Having a glass of lemon juice with honey every day is more than safe. So, don’t freak out if you are doing that already. But reckon its side effects when you crave it too much.

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These Lines On Your Palm Will Tell You How Many Children You Will Have

Child Lines Palmistry : I still remember how as a kid in 3rd standard I would impress my friends with my hand-reading skills. All thanks to my Dad, who owns a small book for the same. I used to get a sneak peek at that book without his awareness. Hilariously, we kids at that tender age were so curious to know if we were going to have an arranged marriage or love, how many children, the first letter of your partner, fortune, luck and whatnot. It was merely an act of fun for us. But hand-reading a.k.a palmistry is running a massive business all over the world.

Child Lines Palmistry

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Child Lines Palmistry:

Palmistry or chiromancy is the art of interpreting or predicting one’s future by analyzing or examining the palm of their hand. The variation in lines, groves, shapes, and length of the finger not only tells about a person’s future but also their personality. Different cultures have different interpretations of these variations. But some interpretations are universal.

One of them is the prediction about the number of children you will have in life. If you are a couple or wannabe parent or just an individual planning to have kids in the future, then the lines on your palm might enlighten you with some useful information.

So the following part reveals not only the lines on your palm which will tell you how many children you will have but also a few more interesting facts. Wanna know how? Keep reading

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  1. Open your right palm and notice the lines below your little finger. The dark horizontal line starting from below your little finger and running to the outer edge denotes the marriage line.
  2. A little toward the palm, you will notice a few vertical lines appearing thin and light. They are called the children lines. The number of those lines denotes the number of children you will have.
  3. Read the lines from left to right as the left lines indicate the children which are born earlier than the ones indicated by the lines on the right.
  4. Some lines are more prominent than others. The thicker lines indicate a male child whereas the thinner ones indicate a female child.
  5. A break in any of those lines indicates a miscarriage.
  6. Two lines in close proximity indicate twins.
  7. A line separate from the bunch of lines tells about your grandkid.

Fascinating much?

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Patanjali Saundarya Swarn Kanti Fairness Cream

Patanjali Swarni Kanti Fairness Cream:I wasn’t convinced about Patanjali until I started using this particular cream- Patanjali Saundarya Swarn Kanti fairness or Patanjali Swarni Kanti Fairness Cream in my opinion its BEST Patanjali Face Cream! I think I am eligible enough to review it as I have been using it for quite some time now (around 5 months or more).It changed my life and now I am being spammed with marriage proposals. I am just kidding. But jokes apart, IT DID REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Patanjali has been ruling the market with its huge range of products. Undoubtedly it has made its mark in the beauty industry as well. My mother became a loyal consumer of Patanjali products since its birth and here’s the reason why:

1) Indian brand lit her patriotism

2) Claims to be ‘Natural’

3) Scores in purity (there’s no proof, only claims)

Patanjali Saundarya Swarn Kanti Fairness Cream

Price: Rs 399 for 15g Price: Rs 999 for 50g

Comes in a golden metal tub packed in a golden cardboard box

What it does…

Though it might claim to be a fairness cream it won’t leave a whitish tint on your face like the other fairness creams. No. There is no instant fairness. What it really does is improves your skin texture over the time, removes blemishes, dark spots, enhances the natural complexion leaving it a youthful glow and suppleness. It works more like a moisturizing cream rather than a fairness cream which is fine for me as I am too proud of my dusky complexion.


It is best for dry to normal skin. But my skin literally works like an oil production unit so I use only a small amount in the affected areas i.e the acne and spot prone areas.

How to use

Cleanse your skin with a face wash before applying. It is important to know, you don’t apply this cream like other fairness creams. Be a bit pinchfist with the amount you take or you’ll end up over moisturizing. Applying it twice a day is good enough for visible results.

My Experience with Patanjali  Swarn Kanti Fairness Cream

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I have seen a lot of reviews on this cream online. Some weren’t positive but don’t lose your heart.

First and foremost one needs to gulp the harsh truth that nothing works overnight.

Even a month isn’t sufficient in some cases depending on the severity. In my case, it took almost 3 months. I met a horrible break out last November after using makeup from a friend in a college function. The worst of my nightmares.

I desperately tried remedies as natural as possible since I didn’t want to use more chemicals and harm my skin. I drank lots of water, applied Neem extract, used other herbal creams, vitamin tablets etc. But they didn’t really do any magic to my ugly face. Patanjali Saundarya Swarn Kanta cream was a leap of faith that I took and I don’t regret. I started using it in March this year. My acne is completely gone and a major amount of dark spots removed. Only a little is left here and there which I believe would go away with more time. I loved it and would keep using it.Though it might feel a bit overpriced for such a small amount it’s worth it.            Patanjali Saundarya Swarn Kanti Fairness Cream 2

Would I Recommend/ Repurchase?

In the span of 5 months, I used only the Patanjali Saundarya Swarn Kanti fairness cream and no other creams or tablets. The result is quite prominent. Don’t go for it if you only need fairness cream. It improves the overall skin health which is more important for me, so I am completely recommending this.

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Lever Ayush Thick & Long Growth Shikakai Shampoo

Who is this for? Lever Ayush Thick & Long Growth Shikakai Shampoo is for those looking for an affordable ayurvedic shampoo for long hair.

Lever Ayush Thick & Long Growth Shikakai Shampoo

Price and Quantity

INR Rs135 for 175ml



Direction for use:

Apply it to wet hair and massage thoroughly. Rinse well. For best results, follow up with Lever Ayush Conditioner.

My Experience With Ayush Thick & Long Growth Shikakai Shampoo


Comes in a white bottle with a flip cap

Texture and Consistency:

Creamy, shiny brown, thick


Pleasant smell

Experience :

Just by the feel and texture, I can say it is a mild shampoo. It has no sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is obvious for a herbal shampoo like this one. I generally use it after oiling my hair with coconut oil and keeping it for at least 4 hrs before the hair-wash. It lathers up just by a single application (I use a sachet amount). So I don’t feel the need to redo it. The fragrance is amazing. I have used other herbal shampoos but the smell is not as pleasant as this one so plus points for that. Though, it lasts only for a day. Talking about the much-emphasized claims about thicker and longer hair, my hair growth is just at a normal pace. So here’s where I did not see any magic. BUT BUT BUT…I agree that my hair-fall reduced to some extent. I am really happy about that. So, Miss Shikakai and Mr.Bhringamalakadi Tailam are doing a great job according to my opinion.

Pros –

  1. Great fragrance
  2. Affordable
  3. Easily available
  4. Prevents hair-fall ( At least that’s what it did to me)


  1. The fragrance doesn’t last

Would I repurchase and recommend?

Yes and yes. We all know that herbal products are safe but they take some time to act.I have used this shampoo for about a month now. But I would like to buy it again and see for at least 4-5 months to see if it really stands up to its claims and improves my hair texture. I would definitely recommend this shampoo to all men and women.

If you have already tried this shampoo, do it I know how it worked for you in the comments

Rating 4.8

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3 Home Remedies for getting rid of Leg Cramps During Sleep 1

Home Remedies for Leg Cramps at Night: You go to a good night’s sleep. Suddenly in the middle of the night, you experience a jolt of current through your leg that completely awakens you from your sleep. The pain gets uncontrollable and constant. No amount of left-right, fold-stretch seems to subdue the tonic like pain. In fact, you can’t even move your leg, it freezes. You press your eyes and tears roll out. You never felt so helpless in life. These are the evil leg cramps or muscle spasms which you all might have experienced at least once in life. These are for no doubt worse than nightmares.

Pregnant women are more susceptible to leg cramps due to deficiency of minerals in their body. That is why they are advised to take food with rich calcium, potassium and magnesium.

3 Home Remedies for getting rid of Leg Cramps During Sleep 1

Leg cramps can occur due to several reasons:
  1. Dehydration: It is the most common cause. It’s a condition when the body has lost a considerable amount of fluid.
  2. Incorrect Posture: Incorrect posture of sitting or sleeping might tighten your muscles especially around the calves, causing leg cramps.
  3. Overuse of muscles: Doing too much exercise in a day might make you happy that you burnt a lot of calories in a single day but that’s actually doing no good because you are only inviting the evil cramps for the times when you relax.

Some of us might already know this. Stretching the cramped leg, keeping the heel on the ground and trying to touch the toe or just holding it (if you are flexible enough) until the muscle loosens can make the pain go away in few seconds.

But we can also save ourselves against these terrifying experiences from happening again in future by following any of these 3 simple home remedies that I mentioned below:

  1. Apple cider vinegar- Take a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar and dilute it in a cup of warm water. Add a teaspoon of honey to it. Drink this solution every day before going to sleep. Apple cider vinegar are known to have several health benefits. They are also good for skin and hair. They are rich in potassium and calcium, two essential minerals for muscle and bone health.

Amazing Remedies for Swollen Painful Joints2. Hydrate yourself- Drink a lot of water. I cannot emphasize on this enough how much important it is to drink plenty of water every day. Say at least a glass of water every 2 hrs. Water will not prevent muscle cramps but also help flush out toxins from your body, improve the blood circulation, help in weight loss and what not. Have more fluid in your diet. Have fruit which has more water content like cucumber. This is literally a one-stop solution for many things.

3 Home Remedies for getting rid of Leg Cramps During Sleep

3. Essential oil- Use castor oil, eucalyptus oil, basil oil, mint oil, cinnamon oil or any of the other essential oils to relieve from leg cramps. Warm the oil a bit and gently massage over the muscular areas prone to cramps. If that seems too much of a work then simply add a few drops of it in your bathing water and it would do its job. Essential oils are known to have many medicinal properties. They treat muscle pain, cramps, cold, and cough, reduce cellulitis and wrinkles and much more.

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There are many other remedies out there for preventing leg cramps but I think these are the easiest ones and much effortless. If you know any other great remedy, do let me know in the comments section below!

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Swiss Tempelle Ever White Face Wash Review 3

Swiss Tempelle Ever White Face Wash: Face wash is the most underrated beauty regimen of all time. Most people don’t care about which face wash they are using. Anyway, their job is just to clean right? For me, a good face wash is what makes all the difference. Something that is able to deep cleanse your pores and also not make you feel dry at the same time. Plus, if it’s also able to remove makeup easily. I am always trying out a different face wash every now and then to see what suits my skin the most. So last day when I went shopping, I noticed this Swiss Tempelle Ever White Face Wash. It is a Switzerland based company. It might be that they have newly launched their beauty products in India since I haven’t seen one before. So I got curious to try what it has to offer. Let’s see how it worked for me.

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Price and Quantity

INR 95 for 50ml

How to use: Apply it over wet face and massage gently in a circular motion avoiding the eye area.

My Experience With Swiss Tempelle  Face Wash Ever White


Comes in a white tube with any other face wash which makes it easy to squeeze out the content.

Texture and Consistency –

It has a white foam like texture which feels creamy on dry skin but becomes soapy in presence of water. This brought me to the conclusion that it was going to dry out my skin as soaps tend to do that. It has tiny little beads which are good for gentle scrubbing. Other than this, the consistency is somewhat thick so you won’t end up squeezing out more than you desire. Less wastage.


Not a big fan of the fragrance. Initially, it did smell nice like some perfume but after 2-3 times now it only smells like an empty plastic container to me. I wonder how a face wash made of so many natural ingredients could smell like this. But that’s just my opinion. You might actually like the smell.


Talking of the brand claims, it did make my skin clearer, I wouldn’t say fairer or radiant. The face wash wasn’t too harsh on my skin contrary to my assumption as it contains Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, a derivative of Sodium lauryl Sulfate(SLS) which tends to rip off the natural oil layer of the skin making it dry. But it cleansed my face perfectly not drying it out completely. It was just the right amount. It maybe because my skin is too oily. However, I follow it up with a moisturizer. Also, it was inefficient in removing my make-up. So, to my opinion, its cleansing power is not that great. It is Paraben-free which is good as Paraben is toxic to the skin. But what’s the point in eliminating one toxic ingredient and including two? Notice that it has EDTA. It is a carcinogenic compound and is not supposed to be present in any beauty product.

Ps: Didn’t notice that while buying.

Sensitive skin alert:

As said earlier, it has SLS and EDTA, which might be a cause of irritation but I have been using this face wash daily for 2 weeks and I faced no irritation in spite of having sensitive skin.

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Pros –
  1. Affordable
  2. Paraben-free
  3. Mild exfoliation
  4. User-friendly packaging
  1. Presence of SLS and EDTA
  2. Not completely natural
  3. Average
Would I repurchase and recommend

As of now, I won’t repurchase it as I am too fond of the other face wash that I am using. People with oily to normal skin can try it out. Although I wouldn’t strongly recommend this as there is better face wash in the market. This is an okay-okay face wash for me.

Rating  2.8/5

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How To Remove Tan From Hands

How To Remove Tan From Hands: Living in India and not facing the brutal sun is like the freezer of the refrigerator with no ice. The most annoying part is getting the skin burns or suntan on the exposed areas. I often find women on streets all covered up in scarves and full sleeves, only their eyes and nose out. This seems a bit hilarious to me. (no offense!) . It does work to some extent. But people like me can’t really take that extra heat and also find them suffocating. So I end up getting tanned off course. But there are some easy by home remedies in my armor. So check out the top 5 natural ways on how to remove tan effectively.

How To Remove Tan From Hands

#1: Gram Flour-Lemon scares away the demon


Gram Flour, lemon juice, turmeric powder

Process & Application:

Take a tablespoon of gram flour, add a dash of turmeric powder and squeeze in some lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey. Make a paste of it. Apply it all over the tanned areas and wait until it’s dry. Then wash it off.

Lemon juice does the job of bleach but a much toned down natural version. Honey makes skin smooth and radiant. This can be the most effective method and also a popular one with our grannies. I have used it myself a dozen of times when I spent my holidays in sea beach. It worked!

#2: Tomato Patito


Tomato, yogurt

Process & Application:

Smash tomatoes to get its pulp and mix it mix some yogurt to make a paste. Apply and keep it for 20-30 minutes and then thoroughly wash off.

Tomato is not only a favorite in our salad but also in a beauty regime. Not only used for clearing tan but also to clear out acne spots. It’s a perfect couple as tomatoes help control oiliness of the skin making it slightly dry whereas curd adds moisture to the skin plus it has lactic acid which helps improve complexion plus. So say hello to glowing smooth skin.

#3 Cucumber Midsummer


Cucumber, lemon juice

Process & Application:

Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the pulp. Add a few drops of lemon juice. You can cool the mixture in the refrigerator for sometime before applying. Wash it off after about 10 minutes.

The most hydrating veggies of all will leave you feeling fresh. Loaded with vitamin C and anti-oxidants, cucumber will not only remove tan but also sooth irritating skin due to sunburns.

#4 Potato Bling



Process & Application:

This idea is for all lazy people (like me). Just grab a raw potato and cut half. Rub it on those areas. The potato juice works like natural bleach. Wait till it dries then wash off with cold water. This will not only remove tan within days but also help you sooth sunburn. It is also used for treating dark under eyes.

#5 Coffee with Aloe Vera


Coffee, aloe vera

Process & Application:

Take one spoon full of coffee powder. You can also add milk powder 1/3 the amount for added benefits. Make a paste with Aloe Vera gel.

Apply on skin and gently massage in circular motion for 2-3 minutes and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then wash off.

Coffee is rich in caffeine, an ingredient that repairs the damage that harmful UV rays do to our skin on daily basis. It is also used to treat dark under eyes and puffiness. Coffee grains can exfoliate skin effectively. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin bringing a natural glow.

All the above methods take approximately a week depending on the intensity of tan. We all have a unique skin type, so what works for the other, may not work for you. So try these natural methods, they won’t harm your skin anyway. See which one works for you and stick with it and leave your house with confidence.



 Kapalbhati: A simple breathing exercise with astonishingly great effects on the body including weight loss.

Honestly, we wouldn’t have known much about it until our beloved funny Yogi guru Baba Ram Dev popularised it. It is much similar to the Japanese Breathing technique if you have checked our previous post.

But Kapalbhati is a constituent of Hath Yoga.

The word Kapalbhati is originated from Sanskrit. Breaking it down, we get ‘kapal’ signifying skull and ‘bhati’, which means shining. One might wonder why it is called skull shining. Kapalbhati pranayama is one of the methods of internal purification a.k.a Shatkarmas. The special breathing technique helps in removing blockages or rather purifying the air cavities in the cranial part of the brain. It is a constituent of Hatha Yoga.

Kapalbhati pranayama has numerous health benefits to enrich our lives with. Some of them are mentioned below.


  1. Enhanced blood circulation:

A proper blood circulation will ensure that each of the cells in our body is receiving enough oxygen. Proper blood circulation prevents any kind of heart diseases and removes any toxin from the blood.

  1. Reduces fat around the tummy region;

Belly pooch is sometimes annoying. Regular kapalbhati practice will give you are a leaner tummy.

  1. Strengthens abdominal muscles:

The constant movement of muscles in a repeated fashion, done by working the diaphragm to push all the air out, helps in strengthening the muscles in that region.

  1. Delays aging:

More blood supply to the cells, in turn, more oxygen meant replenishment of more cells as a result, delaying aging.

  1. Aids in relieving from constipation:

It helps in proper digestion of food.


Kapalbhati is really simple to do, let us dig into the technique to be followed.

Step1: Sit in Padmasana position. That is, sitting with legs folded and crossed, with each feet resting on the opposite leg’s thigh. The backbone should be erect yet relaxed. Hands will be resting on the knees with palms facing the knees.

In simple words, just attain a meditation posture.

Step 2: Inhale normally but during exhaling, apply some force using your abdominal muscles. When you have exhaled all the air, do not rush for the next breath. Be relaxed and breath in as normally as you can.

How many times to be done?

It can be done a minimum of 50 times in a set. If you think, 50 is too easy, increase the number of sets. You can do that gradually with coming days as you practice.  The more you do the better you get at it and better will be the results.

  1. Keep a gap of at least 2 hrs with your meal for this exercise.
  2. Do not break the posture in the middle of your practice. The right kind of breathing can be attained and controlled only with the perfect posture.
  3. Pregnant women or during menstruation, kapalbhati should be avoided.
What are the Perks of doing it?

Kapal Bhati is so easy that it can also be tried out by aged people or people who cannot indulge in a lot of physical activities due to certain health issues.

It does not require a lot of space or any kind of props or even time.

The only thing which may disappoint you…..

If you are looking for a fast method to lose weight, then this might not be the one you are looking for. Kapalbhati can be incorporated in your daily routine if you have long-term weight loss goals. Make it a habit, and it won’t seem like a workout.

Lastly, consistency is what will fetch you the results.

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