01 Mar KAPALABHATI
Very little is known to the average man of the importance of keeping the frontal air sinuses clean and healthy. These are two bony air-chambers at the base of the nasal canals which connect the corresponding nasal cavities by means of a passage called the frontonasal duct. Morbid affections such as the polypi, suppuration of the air-chambers about the nose, sinusitis following an ordinary nasal catarrh etc. arise mostly from an unhealthy condition of the air sinuses. All this can be easily avoided by keeping the air chambers germless and aseptic by frequent washing with saline solution through the suction and snuffing process of Neti, and also by hardening these cavities through vigorous exercise and oxygenation (Kapalabhati), usually to be followed by an external frontal massage which should be moderately deep.
Published in the July 2011 edition of Yoga & Total Health Magazine.