Abdomen & Colon Cleansing
There are some excellent abdominal cleansing techniques to detoxify your body and stimulate the digestive system. They are strongly recommended by naturopaths and yogis to help take charge of your own health.
Besides firming up the abdominal muscles, abdominal and colon cleansing help in,
- Curing Constipation
- Stomach pains and bloating
- Sexual Disorders
The yoga techniques for abdomen cleansing are those which MUST be learnt under expert guidance. Needless to say, these techniques if learnt well are the single most important way to manage your own health and keep diseases and health disorders at bay.
Some of these yogic techniques are briefly described below for general awareness. But for those seeking immediate relief without the inclination to seek out more permanent and 'liberating' steps, there is a way through Ayurveda…
Ayurveda offers an excellent way to treat stomach pains, abdominal bloating and stomach gas through Amritdhara Supplement Drops. To read about Amritdhara and its role in treating stomach ailments, Click here...
Yogic Techniques for Abdominal Cleansing
Kunjal (Stomach Wash)
A very simple technique once learnt, kunjal involves the drinking of several glasses of saline water on an empty stomach, the first thing in the morning. Immediately thereafter the vomiting reflex is induced so as to throw out the ingested water.
Not as yuk, as it seems (because the water thrown out is quite clear, unlike the case where gunk comes out when you vomit due to eating something non-agreeable), this technique is very effective for stomach health. Besides, it is very beneficial for respiratory disorders, thyroid disorders (as it helps to balance the thyroid gland) and several other health issues
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Nauli (Abdomen Churning)
This is a method of controlling and toning all your internal organs. it involves churning or contracting different abdominal muscles through breath and muscles control. This is like sucking in your abdomen and moving the muscles in and out by pushing forwards. But without breathing. Nauli is believed to increase the flow of life force in the body so that the mind remains clear. The muscle movements and breath control generate heat in the body, stimulate and improve the functioning of the digestive system. It is believed to increase the blood flow to the digestive system and build up the heat, which is responsible for maintaining digestive health.
Abdomen churning helps treat constipation, indigestion, acidity, nervous diarrhea, hormonal imbalances, flatulence, and sexual and urinary disorders. It also energizes and calms you during emotional disturbances. It improves your posture and also relieves menstrual problems. Ideally, do this exercise early in the morning on an empty stomach or wait for at least five to six hours after meals.
Dhauti (Food-Pipe Cleansing)
This is the method of cleansing your esophagus and stomach. It involves swallowing a 5-metre strip of cotton gauze which has been soaked in water or milk to soften it, and then pulling it out again so that the deposits left on your stomach walls are removed. The best time to do this is on an empty stomach in the morning, once or twice a week. Drink a glass of milk after doing it.
This cleansing method stimulates the digestive system and helps alleviate the symptoms of Asthma.
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Colon Cleansing :
Colon cleansing and Enemas offer a fuller cleansing of the digestive system and have their own powerful benefits.
While Yoga has its own colon cleansing techniques of Basti etc., they are suitable for advanced practitioners and require considerable training.
An easier and much popular way recommended by Naturopaths, is the technique of Enema that cleans the large intestine (colon) fully and helps invigorate it. More...