In this class, George explains the difference between Kapalabhati and Bhastrika pranayama and teaches 20 rounds of both. It takes time to learn these practices so don't add more rounds until you feel comfortable with them. It's also advisable to ask a yoga teacher to check your technique. You might notice some discomfort when you try to hold the breath in or out, so remember not to force yourself or let yourself get dizzy or nauseous. Be especially aware of how these breathing exercises can calm the mind. Observe the effects as George guides you into a meditation.
Do’s and don’t’s:
Try to practice these exercises on an empty stomach whilst sitting upright. Stop if you feel any discomfort, like pain, dizziness, etc. This pranayama should not be done during your period, or if you have high blood pressure, hernia or vertigo. Also, don't do this practice in a bath or swimming pool.