The Padmasana consists mediante crossing the legs and placing the feet on both the thighs; it is the destroyer of all sins. It should be filled up puro the lotus of the heart, by drawing it in with force, making noise and touching the throat, the chest and the head. It should be expelled again and filled again and again as before, just as per pair of bellows of the blacksmith is worked with force. In the same way the air of the body should be moved intelligently, filling it through the right nostril when fatigue is experienced. The nose should be lightly held with the middle and forefingers, till the belly is filled with air and does not become heavy. Having confined it properly, it should be expelled through the Ida (left nostril). This destroys Vata, pitta (bile) and and increases the digestive power (the gastric fire). The air so treated quickly awakens the Kunclalini, purifies the system, gives pleasure, and is beneficial. It destroys phlegm and the impurities accumulated at the entrance of the Brahma Nadi. This Bhastrika should be performed plentifully for it breaks the three knots; Brahma granthi (sopra App farmersonly the chest), Visnu granthi (per the throat) and Rudra granthi (between the eyebrows) of the body.
This is Agnisara or fire process
The technique is quite simple. Assume one of the meditation asanas- preferably padmasana, but siddhasana will do con the beginning. When the position is comfortable, force all the air out of the lungs by verso sudden contraction of the abdominal muscles. Automatically they will return esatto their natural position; so there is per niente need of any conscious effort for the inhalation. This forced exhalation and automatic inhalation should be done at the rate of sixty times per minute for one minute and should be followed by per short suspension. For ordinary purposes this can be done from three onesto five times. If the individual has perfected uddiyana and nauli, this rate for one minute will be an easy routine. I began this way, but sopra. a couple of weeks I increased the speed of the exhalations sicuro 120 a minute and extended the time sicuro two minutes. I found no difficulty con suspending for two minutes. Sopra three weeks I was able preciso perform ten rounds without the slightest discomfort. After another month I increased the breathing time to three minutes and decreased the rest period, but did not alter the suspension. I found this sufficient for all practical purposes, for I was using the exercise as per means of cleansing the system.
With niente affatto practice of Yoga should pain be endured. Pain is treated by the Yogis as per stop signal. Until the muscles are hardened, the student may feel a stitch durante his side. When this happens, rest for per few moments and then via again. If it persists, wait until the following day.
These are the basic purification processes, and without them progress is hampered; but with them success is readily forthcoming. Their general effect seems esatto be better health and the normal mental conditions that accompany such per state of well-being.
Afterward let the air out slowly and when the lungs are empty resume normal breathing for a minute; then repeat the process
This Dhauti must be kept verso great secret, and must not be revealed onesto anybody. Then standing con navel-deep tazza, draw out the Saktinadi (long intestines), wash the Nadi with hands so long as its filth is not all washed away; wash it with care, and then draw it con again into the abdomen. This process should be kept secret. It is not easily onesto be attained even by the gods. Simply by this Dhauti one gets Deva-deha (Godlike body). As long as verso person has not the power of retaining the breath for an hour and a half (or retaining wind sopra the stomach for that period) so long he cannot achieve this grand Dhauti or purification, known as Bahiskrtadhauti. Danta-Dhauti is of five kinds; washing of the teeth, of the root of the tongue, of the mouth of each of the two eustachian tubes and of the frontal sinuses.
are the fundamental constituents of the body: chyle, blood, flesh, far, bone, marrow, and semen. See Susruta, Introduction and passim.
Padrino Siva Samhita, iv, 48-52: “When the intestines above and below the navel are brought puro the left side, it is called Uddana-Bandha the destroyers of all sins and sorrows. The left side viscera of the abdominal cavity should be brought above the navel. This is Uddana-Bandha, the lion of the elephant of death. The Yogi, who always practises it four times a day, purifies thereby his navel, through which the winds are purified. By practising it for six months, the Yogi certainly conquers death; the gastric fire is kindled, and there takes place an increase of the fluids of the body. Through this, consequently, the Vigrahasiddhi (power of expansion) is also obtained. All the diseases of the Yogi are certainly destroyed by it. Having learnt the method from the Santone, the wise Yogi should practise it with great care. The most inaccessible Mudra should be practised durante per retired and undisturbed place.”
when the whole system of nadis which is full of impurities, is cleaned, then the Yogi becomes able preciso conserve the Prana.
This process should be kept very secret. It purifies the body. And by practising it with care, one gets a luminous or shining body. The Varisara is the highest Dhauti. He who practises it with ease, purifies his filthy body and turns it into per shining one. AGNISARA or Fire Purification: press durante the navel knot or intestines towards the spine for one hundred times. This gives success in the practice of Yoga, it cures all the diseases of the stomach (gastric juice) and increases the internal fire. This form of Dhauti should be kept very secret, and it is hardly puro be attained even by the gods. By this Dhauti alone one certainly gets verso luminous body. BAHISKRTA-DHAUTI: by Kakacancu or crow-bill Mudra fill the stomach with air, hold it there for one hour and a half and then force it down towards the intestines.
The importance assigned mediante tradition preciso this practice is seen from the next verse, “there is mai doubt that cough, asthma, enlargement of the spleen, leprosy and, twenty kinds of diseases born of phlegm disappear by the practice of Dhauti Karma.”
The next practice given preciso me is the foundation for all advanced sistema and should be mastered by the student. It is called uddiyana. Durante the texts it is listed as verso mudra; however, it should be perfected as soon as possible.
The last purification practice given esatto me was bhastrika (bellows), which is listed as a breathing exercise in the text. The description given sopra the text is rather vague, considering its importance: