Extreme stomach cleansing yoga technique – Vastra Dhauti

This is how we conduct a yogic stomach wash in India!

Vastra is the Sanskrit word for cloth and dhauti means cleansing. Vastra Dhauti is another cleansing kriya specifically meant to cleanse the stomach done on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. It is pretty much like Vaman Dhauti, except that here a muslin cloth is used in place of water. This stomach cleansing method involves swallowing a soaked cloth (in lukewarm water) of twenty-two feet long and two-and-a-half inches wide to the mouth. Come back up again and slowly pull out the cloth using your hand. This technique is not recommended for amateurs and should only be done under the guidance and supervision of an experienced yoga teacher. This exercise is mainly intended to remove mucus and other waste products from the oesophagus (the gullet) and the stomach. It is also believed to help assists in curing all skin diseases, including leprosy, tumours, an enlarged spleen, liver, common fever, respiratory disorders and Improves digestion.

Internationally known Yoga University, the Yoga Vidya Gurukul or Yoga Vidya Dham in Nasik is an institue which imparts Yoga training to students and those aspiring to be yoga teachers. It functions under Yogacharya Vishwas Vasant Mandlik which is a Non Profit Organization (NGO) with the sole purpose of imparting Yoga Education to all sections of the society. For more info check http://www.yogapoint.com/info/yvd.htm

Nashik or Nasik is the third biggest city in Maharashtra India. Nashik is located in the northwest of Maharashtra, 180 km from Mumbai and 202 km from Pune. Nashik is the administrative headquarters of Nashik district and Nashik Division. Nashik, which has been referred to as the “Wine Capital of India”, is located in the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan peninsula on the banks of the Godavari. It is claimed to be the fastest growing city in Maharashtra. In addition to supplying the name to the famed Nassak Diamond, the city is known for its picturesque surroundings and pleasant climate. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar . Nashik Urban Agglomeration (Nashik UA) has a (projected year 2009) population of 1,995,86 and a total area of 264.23 km² which makes it the fourth largest urban area in Maharashtra in terms of population. Nashik is the third most industrialized city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune.

Source – Wikipedia

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