Shankha Prakshalana – yogic practice of bowel cleansing (part 3)
It is worth mentioning that the Shankha-Prakshalana also frees a person from the conditions experienced once, but still remaining in the emotional (etheric) body of a person. After all, toxins and toxins are just the material carriers of these conditions. The more negative emotions in a person, the more toxins, and vice versa. Indeed, the Shankha-Prakshalana method is not limited to thoroughly purifying an exclusively physical body. Often, in the process of its execution, blocks in the etheric, mental areas of the human being are revealed and removed. And there is no other simple medicine or method (other than prolonged fasting) that could help a practitioner enter the process of prolonged fasting.
So, after drinking a couple of glasses of water, the following exercises are performed (8 times). Exercises are available to most people:
1. Tadasana (variation of the Mount pose with intense stretching of arms up):
2. Tiryaka-tadasana – the hearth of a tree, bending under the pressure of the wind:
3. Kati Chakrasana – Waist:
4. Tiryaka bhujangasana – cobra with turns
5. Udarakarshanasana – position massaging the stomach. (Raven step)
Then the cycle is repeated drinking water exercises, after a couple of circles you can start going to the toilet in anticipation of the urge to defecate. You can’t push! It doesn’t matter if the intestines work or not. Waiting patiently.
We repeat the water-exercise-toilet scheme until the process comes to its logical conclusion.
The number of repetitions is very individual, on average, the direct process takes about 2 hours. When the “process has begun” – continue until clean clear water comes out. Water can be colored a little yellow – this is due to bile, which can also begin to be actively excreted. This is normal. 🙂 The process of sesame-vaman-dhauti kriya, designed to close the siphon, the gatekeepers of the stomach, ends.
Then, after half an hour, you can eat a little boiled rice (better than uncooked or basmati, but if not, anyone will do) – with ghee oil. Rice absorbs excess salt remaining in the gastrointestinal tract, oil lubricates, “soothes” the villi of the intestine irritated with salt. This will help restore normal intestinal microflora.
This is followed by the most difficult (in my opinion) stage – you cannot sleep, drink or eat for 3 hours. It’s best to go for a walk. Silk takes quite a lot of energy, so we relax, take a walk, breathe air.
After 3 hours, you can “chat” with boiled or steamed vegetables, porridge on the water. Raw salads are not suitable for everyone. People with an active Vata dosha can let a cold salad “cool”. Kapha-type people should not get carried away with rice after ShP.
The next 2-3 days after practice, you should not drink alcohol, coffee, fresh juices, fish, meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, as well as yeast bread, sweets, honey. Limit fresh vegetables and greens. Exclude all foods that may cause fermentation.
In the next week after practice, animal proteins should not be used to colonize the intestines with the correct microflora. Carbohydrate-fatty foods are suitable. You can drink a course of bifidobacteria. Avoid canned foods and foods that irritate the mucous membranes: citruses. Taboo on coffee, alcohol, strong spices, smoking.
Perhaps this little “post” will give you an impetus for changing eating habits towards healthier 🙂
Shankha-Prakshalana is contraindicated in case of gastric ulcer in the acute stage and other acute and severe diseases of the digestive system. Not recommended for menstruation, high fever, hypertension. It is forbidden during pregnancy. It is not recommended to do the Shankha-Prakshalana immediately after getting out of fasting – it is preliminary necessary to completely get out of fasting.