Vatsara dhauti forms
an internal cleansing technique in which the intestines are cleaned
It can be done at
any time of the day, but, preferably BEFORE a main meal. Under no
circumstances should it be done during or after a meal. It is sufficient
to do this practice one or two times.
To do this kriya or
- First sit in any comfortable position.
- Open the mouth and shape the lips
in such a manner so that it resembles a crow's beak.
- Now assume that the air is like
water and start gulping down the sir as you would while drinking
water. The air may be had in one long gulp sucking in as much
or it may be had in a series of continuous gulps. Of these, choose
the technique which you find easy to do. The idea is to do this
till the stomach feels full to the maximum extent possible.
- Stop the practice, close your mouth
- You need to do nothing more. Relax
completely and do not try to expel the air.
- In due course, the air will pass
out of the anus in its own time.
This cleansing technique
stimulates the digestive system to work in an efficient manner.
It is very useful for gas and for complaints of bloating. It is
specially effective for acidity and heartburn.