Bastee Kriya – The act of doing enema during hatha yoga is called bastee kriya. This action is the action of purification of stomach and rectum. By Bastee Kriya, the stool is completely cleared from the intestines. Basti Kriya is helpful in curing stomach related diseases.
By doing this action, sleep gets better and laziness also goes away. Diseases like piles are cured by this action. The meaning of Vasti is ‘lower part of abdomen’. In Vasti Yoga Kriya, it is practiced to clean the lower part of the abdomen, especially the digestive system. This is an ancient action of cleansing the intestines. In Vastikarma, water or air is drawn into the large intestine through the anus and then it is expelled. This helps to clean the lower part of the large intestine.
Table of Contents
- What is Bastee Kriya? :
- How to do Bastee Kriya? :
- Benefits of Bastee Kriya :
What is Bastee Kriya? :
Basti Kriya is a bit difficult to do in the beginning, so it is good to do it in the presence of a skilled instructor to start it. Doing it with its regular practice gives a lot of benefits. The settlement process is done in two ways, water settlement and land settlement. The purpose of Basti Kriya is to remove toxins from the body and cool the body.
How to do Bastee Kriya? :
In ancient times, the settlement process was completed by sitting on the banks of the river. With the help of nauli, water was drawn into the intestines and then it was thrown back into the river. Today this method is used as an enema to clean the lower part of the intestines.
Doubt Clearing :-
This method is practiced in the morning on an empty stomach and the first three times of course this practice is done only under the guidance of a teacher “Yoga in Daily Life”.
Make 6 to 7 liters of water lukewarm to 34-40 centigrade. Add half a tea-teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water (if you have high blood pressure, use food salt.) The water temperature should remain the same throughout the exercise.
Drink all the water rapidly, one by one glass. After every glass, stretching and twisting exercises, such as Trikonasana, Triryak Bhujangasana, right-left twisting of the body, Meru Prajasana and Tadasana, should be practiced in these five asanas.
After the fifth glass, go to the toilet and do Ashwini Mudra (quickly contracting and opening the muscles of the anus). This pose encourages the wavy movement of the intestines.
Continue to drink glass after glass of warm salted water and do all the five asanas and Ashwini mudras, till the solid stools are completely removed. This process is completed when completely clean water starts coming out from the stomach in the form of defecation. The color of the water may be slightly yellow, but there should be no solid part in it.
After this clean the stomach, food pipe and throat tubes with the help of Dhauti (but without salty water). Lastly, do Jal Neti to avoid headache. After the doubt-practice practice, rest for one hour. Cover your body well, but do not allow sleep.
The following food is important. Khichdi should be eaten after about 1 hour after doubt-Prakshalana – it can be prepared before rest.
Making Khichdi :-
Put two cups basmati rice, 3/4 cup peeled moong dal, half a tea-teaspoon ground turmeric, half a teaspoon white cumin and salt in a vessel, cover them with thrice water. Let it boil till it is cooked and ready. Now serve by adding a big spoon of butter or adding ghee. This food is able to form a protective membrane on the intestinal tract, so one must eat as much as possible. Do not drink water for two hours after having this meal.
In the coming weeks, eat only fast-digesting food, as the intestines become very soft after this practice. Avoid milk, cheese, raw fruits, greens, vegetables, black tea and coffee for seven days. Avoid gas-producing foods such as legumes, cabbage, cabbage, ginger, onions, hot pulses and carbonated drinks for 20 days. Do not take meat, fish, eggs, alcohol for at least 40 days. However, it is best for our health to avoid them altogether.
In order to encourage the wavy movement of the intestines, it is advised that the Nauli of Agnisara Kriya should be practiced daily after the Shanka Prakshalana method.
It is normal that after this practice there is no need for any kind of retrieval for the next 2-3 days. In the early morning of the 5th day, you should drink warm, unsalted water (4 to 5 glasses) and after every glass do the same exercises that are done after doubting.
Shanka Prakshalana should be practiced four times a year at the time of change of season. This is the time of physical change within us. Alternatively, this method can be practiced at least twice a year, from mid-October to early November, mid-March to early April.
Benefits of Bastee Kriya :
Benefits of Bastee Kriya
- clear stomach
- All types of diseases of the stomach are cured.
- The large intestine is cleansed and its power increases.
- All the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) are cured. Hunger increases.
- The body becomes lighter. The mind remains happy.
- A healthy person must take enema once or twice a month.