Is Kapalabhatti a Pranayama?
There are at the least 7 main differences between Kapalabhatti and Bhastrika in Yoga. Any manipulation of breath is often mis understood as a breathing technique. We often translate breathing techniques as pranayama. This is the beginning of confusion and spread of misinpretered versions of practice.
Breath-Ayama or Prana-Ayama
Commonly, pranayama is considered manipulation, stretching, holding of breath or maybe the name of some techniques like anulom viloma, bhastrika, ujjayi etc. The techniques are simply to remove the friction at the various points of entry of the prana into the body.These techniques itself are not pranayama, their consequence is and could be...
Chakra dharana demystified
Chakras are not fancy or interesting or mystical, they are facts.