SHAT KARMA (6 Cleansing Techniques)


‘SHAT KARMA’ (Six Yogic cleansing practices)

Like a raw clay pot filled with water is destroyed (as it melts quickly), so the body is always deteriorated soon. One should purify the body baking it well by the fire of Yoga (Shat Karmas). GS ||8||

There are seven means of cleaning the physical body are:

Purification

Firmness

Stability

Endurance

Lightness

Direct knowledge and total detachment

And the purification is done through 6 ways, which is called ‘SHAT KARMA’ (six yogic cleansing practices) Neti, Kaphalabhati, Trataka, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti.

As per Gheranda Samhita ; Dhauti, Vasti, Laulika(nauli), kaphalabati, Basti,

As per Hatharatnavali; these are called as Astakarmas (extra two are chakri and gajakarni included)

September 7, 2020

Kaphalabhati (Frontal brain cleansing)

September 7, 2020

Trataka (Cleansing of Eyes)

September 7, 2020

Dhauti (Purifying the upper respiratory tract)

September 7, 2020

Nauli (Cleansing of the upper abdominal region)

September 8, 2020

Neti (Nasal passage cleansing)

September 8, 2020

Basti (Cleansing of the Lower abdominal region)

FLOW CHART OF ALL SHAT KARMA

  • ANTAR DHAUTI


    -Vatsara (plavini),
    -Varisara (Shakaprakshalana),
    -Vahnisara (Agni Sara),
    -Bahiskrita (rectal cleansing).

  • DANTA DHAUTI


    -Jihva (tongue),
    -Karna(ear),
    -Kapalarandra(frontal sinus),
    -Chakshu (eyes)

  • HRID DHAUTI


    -Vastra (cloth),
    -Danda (stick),
    -Vamana (kunjala & vyagra kriya)
    -Chakshu (eyes)

&

MOOLASHODANA (ANAL CLEANSING)

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