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Mula-shodhana Dhauti or Rectum Dhauti

The Mula-shodhana is meant for rectum cleaning.

 

Technique

After evacuation clean the rectum from within by means of a turmeric root or by the middle finger.

 

Benefits

  • Cures the constipated bowels and indigestion.
  • Imparts a glow and strength to the body.

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Vastra Dhauti or Cloth Dhauti

The Vastra Dhauti is practiced to clean the stomach and the food canal with the help of a long strip of cloth usually from five to seven meters in length.

 

Technique

Take a clean piece of muslin about nine centimeters broad and five to seven meters, long. An ordinary four inch, surgeon’s gauze of the required length can meet the requirement. First put the cloth in a basin of water, and after it is thoroughly saturated insert one end of it as far back in the throat as possible and go through the motions of eating and swallowing. This will encourage the throat to take hold. there may be some spasms, but they will soon pass, as will all soreness that is experienced. It will take only a few days for the throat and stomach to accommodate themselves. Do not try to accomplish the feat on the first day. One begins with a few inches and increases the length a little each day until the whole length is swallowed in about a fortnight.

 

One should practice  only ten to fifteen minutes each day.

 

In this way there would be no undue strain on the delicate lining of the throat. The first task is to accommodate the muscles to this foreign intrusion. When this has been done, time and practice will develop the needed strength to swallow the entire cloth. To overcome the difficulty encountered at the initial state, it would be found helpful to sweeten the water in which the cloth is moistened. It might also be soaked in the milk.

 

Extracting the cloth is the second part of the process. One is to bend on a basin and gently pull the loose end of the strip of cloth, while holding the mouth in a grasping position. If the throat contracts, pause for a few seconds and it will release its grip. A sip of water would also serve the purpose. Do not pull hard, for there is nothing to fear.

 

Precautions:

  1. The Vastra Dhauti must be practiced under the guidance of an expert.
  2. One must not try swallow up to the last quarter of an inch, for by chance one might let the end slip and find one self with a stomach full of cloth and no end to pull.
  3. Do not leave the cloth in the stomach for more than twenty minutes.

 

Benefits

  • Removes cough, Asthma, splenetic diseases, leprosy and other diseases brought on by phlegm.

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Vamana Dhauti or Vomiting

Technique

This is done either empty stomach or after the meals. The former is the stomach wash by means of vomiting and the latter is the gargling for the throat wash. Vomiting is done early in the morning when the stomach is empty. Drink eight or nine glasses full of water, or enough so that it backs up into the throat. This will create a feeling of nausea making it easy to empty the stomach of its entire contents. In the beginning, in order to completely evacuate the stomach, one has to massage the root of the tongue with the fingers. After practice it becomes possible to empty the stomach voluntarily by churning or squeezing the stomach.

 

Gargling is meant to wash the throat for its through cleaning after every meals. Take a mouthful of water. Raise the head so that you could look at the sky or the roof. Produce the gargling sound in the throat and then throw out the water. Repeat it four times.

 

Benefits

  • First practice is highly effective in preventing most of the common ailments like ordinary fevers, skin-boils, bad throat, constipation, headache, loss pf appetite and drowsiness.
  • Second practice prevents bad throat, foul smell and to some extent benefits the eye-sight also.

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Danda Dhauti or Stalk Dhauti

Technique

Probe into the throat and even beyond down it a soft banana stalk, a turmeric or a cane twig. Cautiously move it within and then take out.

 

Benefits

  • The Phlegm, bile and other impurities are vomited out.
  • Keeps the body free from catarrh troubles.

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Kapalarandhra Dhauti or Head Passage Cleaning

The Kapalarandhra Dhauti is cleaning the nasal end located on the throat.

 

Technique

Enter the thumb into the mouth and rub with it the nasal cavity at the roof of the throat.  This is to be done in the morning after leaving the bed, in the evening before going to the bed and after the meals.

 

Benefits

  • Keeps the nasal passage clean.
  • One remains free from bad cold.
  • Benefits the eye-sight.

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Karnarandhra Dhauti or Ear Duct Cleaning

The Karnarandhra Dhauti is the cleaning of the auditory canals, the Eustachian tubes, which are located in the throat just behind the tonsils.

 

Technique

This is done by combining the second and the third fingers of a hand and entering them into the mouth and rubbing them against the end of the auditory canal. The right side can conveniently be cleaned with the right hand and the left with the left hand.

 

Benefits

  • Prevents and cures  the defects of the ears.
  • Helps to some extent in production of the ‘Nada’ sound.

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Jihvamula Dhauti or Tongue Cleaning

Technique

Combine together the second, the middle and the forth fingers and enter them into the throat rubbing and cleaning the root of tongue. Do it slowly and carefully till you get the feeling that the root of the tongue has become clean. Do it daily in the morning.

 

Benefits

  • One doing it daily escapes from the disease and old age, for the phlegm and catarrh are cleared off and elementary everyday.
  • Keeps one safe from bad throat and bad cold.

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Dantamula Dhauti or Teeth Cleaning

This is to cleanse teeth everyday and is considered to be the chief among Dhauties which one should never miss.

Technique

The roots of the teeth should be rubbed clean with a twig, some medicine or even with dried earth. It must be done daily in the morning.

 

Benefits

  • Preserves the teeth from decay and avoids foul smell.
  • Keeps the teeth bright and clean.

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Bahishkrita Dhauti or Blowing Out

The Bahishkrita Dhauti is to cleanse the stomach and intestines by means of air. It must be learnt from an expert. 

 

Technique

Forming the lips like a crow’s beak, one should fill the belly with air and try to hold  it inside for a pretty long time and then evacuate the same through the rectum. Constant practice would be needed to master this feat.

 

Benefits

  • Very useful for persons suffering from constipation or indigestion.
  • Promotes health and long life.

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Vahnisara Dhauti or Heat Passing

The Vahnisara is to generate heat in the abdomen.

 

Technique

Sitting in some easy posture one should squeeze in and then loosen out the abdomen constantly for about a hundred times.  Start with ten such squeezing and add to this number gradually every day till it could be mastered fully.

 

Benefits

  • Most useful for the phlegmatic people and fat persons.
  • Reduces fat belly.
  • Cures constipation.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Has very healthy effect on the liver and respiratory organs.

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