Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Asanas Practicing for Health

Practicing the above-mentioned five asanas in the order explained above, sphincter muscles gradually become loose with the result that the saline water drunk through the mouth flows to the anus carrying with it waste food and stool. Drink again two glassfuls of water and practice the above five asanas eight times.

Now go to the toilet. Do not force the stool to come out of the bowels. Keep the muscles of the abdomen relaxed. If the stool does not come out, wait for a minute and then come out of the toilet.

Drink two glassfuls of water again and practicing the above-mentioned asanas eight times. Go again to the toilet. Never give force to the stool to come out.

Continue this technique (kriya)-drink two glassfuls of water, practice the five asanas and then go to the toilet.

At last you will be relieved of the stool. In the beginning the stool will be hard and then the stool mixed with water will come out.

To drink water, to practice asanas and to go to the toilet-if this technique continues in that order, only water would come through the anus. It means that the whole gastro-intestinal tract is completely evacuated.

To reach the condition that only water should come through the anus, one has to drink 16 to 20 glasses of water.

As this varisar dhauti is tiring, one who practices it should, after completing it, take rest practising Shavasan for 45 to 60 minutes.


  1. Varisar dhauti should be practiced on an empty stomach after evacuating the bowels.
  2. This kriya should be practiced under the supervision of expert.
  3. Persons suffering from peptic or gastric ulcers should not practice varisar dhauti. Persons suffering from high blood I’ or having ailments of the kidney and the blood circulation are advised to practice varisar dhauti under the supervision of an expert.
  4. One who practises varisar dhauti should eat khichadi one hour after the kriya is completed.

Repetition: This kriya should generally be practiced once in two or three months. If needs be, ‘laghu Shankhprakshalana’ kriya should be practiced during the days that follow varisar dhauti. In ‘laghu Shankhprakshalana’ one has to drink two glassfuls of water and practise the above-mentioned asanas three times. This kriya helps one to evacuate the bowels and avoid abundant urine.


  1. Varisar dhauti gives rest to all the organs of the digestive system with the result that the organs become more active.
  2. Varisar dhauti is an unfailing remedy for chronic constipation, acidity, gas, indigestion and other ailments of the digestive system.
  3. This kriya reduces the quantity of sugar in the blood and so it is useful for those suffering from diabetes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


‘Ardha’ means half. This asana is named aflei Yogi Matsyendranath who first taught it to the aspir ot I l Yoga. It is said that this Matsyendraflatha was the disciple ol Lord Shiva.


Place the right heel near the anus (buttock) below the testicles. Do not move the heel from this position. Bend the left knee and put the left ankle on the outer side of the righl knee. Let the right armpit rest on the outer side of the left thigh. Now push the knee backwards so that it touches the back part of the armpit. Then hold the toe of the left foot with the right hand. Twist the spine slowly exerting force on the joint of the left shoulder, Let the spine be twisted to the left side as far as possible. Turn the head to the left side as far as it can go. Bring it in the line with the left shoulder Take the left hand backwards and try to hold the right thigh with it. Keep the spine erect. Remain in this position for five to fifteen seconds. Repeat the same in reverse by twisting the spine to the right side. This asa i makes the spine twist completely.


  1. This asana stimulates appetite.
  2. It awakens the Kundalini and stabilizes Chandran,uh
  3. It makes the spine elastic. It massages the aI muscles and organs.
  4. It adjusts and corrects the displacement of the vertebrae, rejuvenating the blood circulation in that part of the body.
  5. It helps one in practising Pashchimottanasana.


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