It is customary preciso practise this every morning during the preparatory period of the retreat

The first are the powers of hearing, feeling, seeing, tasting, and smelling

After the system has been thoroughly cleansed and the new pattern of living has been established, it can be dispensed with. However, I was advised to continue it until I had become proficient in the practice of pranayama.

There is another form of dhauti that one can learn to advantage, especially when niente affatto cloth is available. It is called vamana dhauti.

The latter are the powers of speech, procreation, elimination, grasping, and locomotion

Gheranda Samhita, i, 39 See previous reference for classical description. For the dry forms see ibid., iii, 86-7: “Contract the lips, like the beak of a crow, and drink (draw sopra) the air slowly and slowly. This is Kaki (crow) mudra, destroyer of all diseases. The Kaki-mudra is verso great Mudra, kept secret in all Tantras. By virtue of this, one becomes free from disease like per crow.” Ibid., 92-3:tending the face verso little forward, let him bevanda (draw sopra) air through the gullet; this is called Bhujangini Mudra (Serpent-mudra), destroyers of decay quiz shaadi and death. This Serpent-mudra quickly destroys all stomach diseases, especially indigestion, dyspepsia, etc.”

These are the fundamental constituents of the body: chyle, blood, flesh, far, bone, marrow, and semen. See Susruta, Introduction and passim.

Indriyas means the faculties of perception and action. They are known as the five knowing and working senses. The Samkhya philosophy develops these concepts.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, ii, 26-8. Amico Gheranda Samhita, i, 45-9 “The Vastis described are of two kinds, viz.: Jala-Vasti (or tazza Vasti) and Suska Vasti (or dry Vasti). Chicchera Vasti is done durante tazza and dry Vasti always on land. JALA-VASTT: Entering the scodella up preciso the navel and assuming the posture called Utkatasana, let him contract and dilate the sphincter-muscle of the anus. This is called Jala-Vasti. This cures Prameha (urinary disorders), udavarta (disorders of digestion) and Kruravayu (disorders of the wind). The body becomes free from all diseases and becomes as beautiful as that of the god Cupid. STHALA-VASTI: Assuming the posture called Pascimottana, let him move the intestines slowly downwards, then contract and dilate the sphincter-muscle of the anus with Avini-Mudra. By this practice of Yoga, constipation never occurs, and it increases gastric fire and cures flatulence.” These practices are not mentioned con Siva Samhita.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, ii, 29-30. Complice Gheranda Samhita, i, 50-1: “Take verso thin thread, measuring half per cubit and insert it into the nostrils, and passing it through, pull it out by the mouth. This is called Neti-Kriya. By practising the Neti-Kriya, one obtains Khecari Siddhi. It destroys the disorders of phlegm and produces clairvoyance or clear sight.”

These two methods are not mentioned durante Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Gheranda Samhita describes them as forms of kapalabhati; see i, 55-60: “The Kapalabhati is of three kinds: Vama-krama, Vyut-krama, and Sitkrama. [Krama means affermazione, method or course of conduct; Vama means left; Vyut, inverted procedure; sit, hissing sound.] They destroy disorders of phlegm. VAMA-KRAMA: Draw the wind through the left nostril and expel it through the right, and draw it again through the right and expel it through the left. This inspiration and expiration must be done without any force. This practice destroys disorders due esatto phlegm. VYUT-KRAMA: Draw the chicchera through the two nostrils and expel it through the mouth slowly and slowly. This is called Vyut-krama which destroys disorders coppia puro phlegm. SIT-KRAMA: Suck chicchera through the mouth and expel it through the nostrils. By this practice of Yoga one becomes like the god Cupid. Old age never comes puro him and decrepitude never disfigures him. The body becomes healthy, elastic, and disorders due to phlegm are destroyed.”

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