Category: Spirituality

Concentrated gazing for perfect vision

Defining concentrated gazing  Concentrated gazing (Trataka) means "to look" or to gaze". Trataka is the last of the shatkarmas. It acts as a stepping stone between physically oriented practices and mental practices which lead to higher states of awareness. The practice of trataka involves gazing at a point or object without …

Frontal brain cleansing boosts memory

Defining frontal brain cleansing (Kapalbhati) Frontal brain cleansing (Kapalbhati) is an excellent practice that purifies the frontal portion of the brain. Also, it massages the abdominal organs and improves respiration. It is a powerful method of waking up the mind. The word kapal means "cranium", "forehead" or "frontal lobe of the brain". Bhati means …

Colon cleansing for better health

Defining colon cleansing Colon cleansing (Basti) is one of the six purification techniques (shatkarmas). It is the method of cleaning the colon by sucking in air or water through the anus.  This method of cleansing has been practised in India since time immemorial, and there are many people who still find it …

Abdominal massage for 6 pack abs

Abdominal massage practice Abdominal massage (Nauli), as the phrase states, is a yogic technique of massaging the entire abdomen and stomach by contracting and rolling the abdominal muscles. In nauli we utilize various muscles in the abdomen, back, legs, arms, etc. However, the practice is primarily concerned with contraction of the two long vertical muscles located …

Internal cleansing is as vital as bathing

Defining internal cleansing  Why we must practise internal cleansing (dhauti)? There are many people who take a bath 3-4 times a day. Well, that's great.  Researches have found that soaking in warm water daily for 8 weeks is more effective at easing anxiety than a prescription drug. Here are some benefits …

Nasal cleansing bestows clairvoyance

Nasal cleansing practices Nasal cleansing (Neti) is intended mainly to the cleaning of the air passageways in the head.  As mentioned in the previous blog, there are 4 different types of neti. Jala (water) neti, passing warm saline water through the nose. Sutra (thread) neti, passing a soft thread through the nose. Ghrita (ghee) neti, passing clarified butter through the …