Ayurvedic Treatment

BASTI : (Yogic Enema)

Technique 1: Jala Basti (yogic enema with water)

  • Stand in pure water up to the nacel. A flowing river is a an ideal place.
  • lean forward and place the hands on the knees.
  • Expand the anal sphincter muscles and simultaneously perform uddiyana bandha and nauli in such a way that water is drawn up in the bowels.
  • Hold the water in the bowels for some time and then expel it through the anus.

Benefites

  • The colon is cleared and purified. Old stool is removed and gas expelled. Advanced practitioners of pranayama use basti to cool down the abdominal heat produced by their practices.

Technique 2: Sthal basti(Dry yogic enema)

  • Sit with both legs outstreatched in front and perform paschimottanasana.
  • Hold the position and perform ashwini mudra 25 times, sucking air into the bowels.
  • Retain the air for some time and then expel it through the anus.

Benefits

  • Cleans the colon and remove gas and wind.

Technique 3: Moola shodhana (anal cleansing)

  • Insert the soft rot of raw tumeric (haldi) Plant gently into the anus.
  • Alternatively, the index or middle finger may be utilised.
  • Rotate the root or the finger around the inner surface of the anal sphincter 10 times clockwise and then 10 times counter-clockwise.
  • Remove the root or finger and wash the anus with cold water.

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