Category: Yoga

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 …

Relaxation is a scientific art

Relaxation is an art There are various practices which one can develop and utilize to bring about relaxation of the mind and body, thus transforming life into an expression of well-being. Relaxation is also a science. It is based on solid scientific fact. Many people think that relaxation is very …

Suryanamaskara in 12 easy poses

12 easy steps for perfect suryanamaskara The following pictures describe step by step the 12 different suryanamaskara positions together with the associated breathing sequences. Position 1: Prayer pose (Pranamasana) Stand erect with the feet together. Face the sun or the direction of the sun. Place the two palms together in front …