|Benefits of Kunjal
Salt is a very good
cleaning agent for the body as it helps in cleaning through a process
of reverse osmosis.
Jala Kunjal is very
helpful for those with a sluggish or under-active digestion. It
helps in stimulating the digestive fire. It does so by increasing
the circulation in the abdominal area and therefore resulting in
efficient assimilation of the food in the intestine. When done regularly,
this practice helps in the release of flatulence and gas from the
stomach, a reduction bad breath that owes much of its cause to the
stomach and excessive acidity in it. Kunjal also helps relieve several
throat disorders such as coughs and a sore throat. Besides the extensive
flushing of the stomach, the strong gush of water helps relieve
congestion by a back-flush of the nasal passages. Because of the
strong contractions of the stomach walls, the entire abdominal region
including the abdominal muscles and organs are toned extensively.
As Kunjal builds up
the temperature of the body, it is good for those with cold extremities
and under-active digestion. In yoga, this practice is said to stimulate
the energy center responsible for several psychological functions
such as self-esteem and will power along with stamina.
Kunjal is very effective
for Asthma because it creates heat and relieves the excessively
"cold" condition of asthmatics. The act of contractions opens up
the thorax area and improves the blood supply to the entire stomach
area as well as the upper respiratory tract. In fact, if asthmatics
do Kunjal regularly every morning, they will notice their asthmatic
attacks becoming less intense and more infrequent over months.
People with glaucomatic conditions, hernia, heart problems and high
blood pressure should seek qualified advice before proceeding with