Everything is conditioned by the perception of the one who experiences this or that event. The perception of reality is influenced by the so – called “Vritti”-fluctuations of the mind, about which Patanjali writes in the yoga sutras. There are five types of Vritti. This is what Patanjali writes in the Sutra of the sixth Chapter of the first: right knowledge, wrong knowledge, fantasy, dream and memories. One type of Vritti – Viparyaya is false knowledge.
In Sanskrit “viparyaya” means “false knowledge”or” wrong knowledge”. The concept of “Viparyaya” Patanjali reveals in the Sutra of the eighth Chapter of the first. A. Bailey’s translation of the Sutra reads as follows:”Wrong knowledge is based on the perception of form, and not on the state of being.” That is, with this perception, the person behind the form does not see the essence. Continue reading
Shankha (Skt. Shankha) – means “mollusk shell”, prakshalana (Skt. Prakshalana) – complete washing, purification. Shankha-Prakshalana (SHP) – the practice of cleansing the gastrointestinal tract. Ancient people were observant: mollusks wash their shell, sucking and pushing water out with muscular effort. The common name for SHP is translated as “Shell gesture”. The SH procedure consists of drinking salted water, performing a series of special exercises that push water through the digestive tract until it is evacuated through the anus, and following the instructions for a subsequent diet that ensures the formation of pristine microflora. Thus, this is a natural, reliable, simple and soft method removing accumulated toxins and cleansing the entire digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Continue reading