Vaman dhauti (kunjal kriya) (regurgitive cleaning) - By Dr. Prafulla S. Dorle

Hatha Yoga

Vaman dhauti helps to increase the efficiency of the abdominal muscle. As we consume large amount of water it stretches the stomach muscles and the gastric folds (mucous membrane folds in stomach) become straight and stretched. It helps to remove excess mucus and acid secretion. The oesophagus and stomach can be cleaned with this process. It also helps to remove the trapped gases and the fermented food in the stomach. Due to this the pressure on heart is also relived. As the water is salted it will not be absorbed, instead water along with toxins from the blood will come in the stomach and will be vomited out. So, it is a processes which helps in digestive problems, improves digestion, improves the strength of abdominal muscles, and to relive the pressure on heart.

As a preparation for the practice of this processes trim your finger nails and wash your hands properly. Prepare two liters of luke warm water and add two tea spoon of salt to it.

Start the process by drinking the lukewarm water. Drink at least six to eight glasses of salted water and continue drinking until you feel the stomach is full and heavy. It is important that you drink the water fast and do not keep sipping it. After this the urge to vomit will occure. Lean forward and put the index, middle, and ring finger of your right hand in the mouth. Rub gently at the base of the tongue near the throat and induce vomiting. Try to empty the stomach completely.

Vyaghra kriya (tiger practice) -

It is the same as vaman dhauti, but it is practiced when the stomach contains undigested food.

Gaja karan kriya (elephant action) -

It is the advanced form of vaman dhauti. In this the abdominal muscles are contracted and pressure is increased on the stomach so that the water comes out of the mouth with force.

Note - Cleansing techniques are to be practiced only under the guidance of Yoga Expert.

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