|Method of Intestinal Wash
As the longer version
is very involved and needs special dietary restrictions, we shall
explain - only briefly - the method of the shorter version called
the "Laghoo Shankaprakshalana" or simply "Laghoo".
First thing in the
morning, (on a day when you do not have to be going out for several
hours), before eating or drinking anything, prepare 3 litres of
saline warm (body temperature) clean and fresh water, according
to the instructed recipe. The water does not have to be boiled,
but if you suspect it may be impure, then it should be boiled then
cooled. Drink two cups of the water and then practise each of a
set of 5 special asanas, 8 times each. Then drink two more cups
of the water and again repeat the asanas. Repeat this once more,
drinking water and doing the postures.
Around this time you
may feel like going to the toilet. You may get an urge earlier than
the end of the third round, in which case, do not ignore it, but
go and sit on the toilet until relieved. You should then return
and complete the third round before finishing off.
Sometimes, on the
first few attempts, the flow of the water may not cause the urge
by the end of the third round. On such occasions, it is better to
continue on, drinking a few more cups and doing the exercises until
enough pressure has built up for you to "burst forth". If 7 or 8
cups doesn't get things moving, repeat all the exercises again,
one more time, or take a good brisk walk. In any event, do should
not have to go past 10 cups of water and 5 or 6 rounds of exercises.
All of the water will
not be evacuated initially, but in the course of the next few hours,
it should all pass through the rectum, leaving the intestines and
bowels clear of all matter. For this reason, stay nearby to a toilet
for the morning.
Wait at least half
an hour after completing the drinking and exercising before eating
anything. There are no dietary restrictions for this short intestinal