Health and Therapeutic Benefits of Shatkarma

Shatkarma cleanses the body so that the body becomes pure from all doshas, and the practitioner can efficiently perform higher yogic practices with ease and effectiveness. These practices have various therapeutic benefits for both body and mind. But before incorporating any cleansing methods into your lifestyle, you must first understand the problems and consult with …

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Yogic cleansing methods in Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Shatkarma, Shatkriyas, or yogic cleansing methods, are six yogic techniques that help to detox different body parts. Hence, the practitioner’s body and mind become purified, so they prepare for higher practices such as asana and Pranayama.  Shatkarma are in classical Hatha yoga texts such as ‘Hatha Pradipika,’ ‘Gheranda Samhita,’ etc. The ‘Hatha Ratnavali’ is another …

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Shatkarma an overview

The word ‘Shatkarma’ is derived from the Sanskrit language; In Sanskrit, Shat means six, and karma means actions. In Shatkarma, six techniques help to detox different body parts. These six purification practices are also known as Shat kriyas, Sodhan kriyas, cleansing practices, etc. Hatha yoga practices use these six purification methods to detox so their …

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