Improve Digestive System
Yoga provides a wide array of benefits to detox the body on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Learn how you can eliminate toxins and revitalize the digestive system with simple yoga movements and cleanse your digestive system by drinking salt/lime water. Nasal cleansing using salt water can help to prevent cold, sinusittis, lung ailments by removing mucus in the nose which is a breeding ground for virus.
Pre-registration will begin at 8:30 am. We will start the session with nasal cleansing if you choose this option and followed by digestive system movements under the guidance of John Peh. Please bring along your own yoga mat and come with an empty stomach.
The event is jointly organised by Yogapoint and Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre (KKBC). Please note that the session will be held at Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre, Level 4 main shrine hall.
Digestive System Cleansing:
To practice, prepare 2 litres of warm water, add 4 teaspoons of salt and 1-2 lime.
Sit down, relax and drink two glasses of water. Try to drink continuously, not too slowly, and not too fast. After drinking the water practice two sets of exercises.
One set is 8X as follows –
Again drink two glasses of water and practice a set of exercises. Repeat this one more time. There should be a total of six glasses of water and three sets of exercises. After completing take at least 10 minutes of shavasan and wait for half an hour before eating. If one needs to go to the bathroom at any time one should do so. Some people will find that the water starts to come through before finishing the practice whilst others will find they have looser motions later in the day. If one has severe constipation then it may only soften the stools and the practice should be repeated the next day.
To practice, prepare 1 litre of warm water, add 2 teaspoons of salt into a neti bottle or neti pot.
Stand firmly with bend knees and put neti nozzle into one nose with the head tilted for water to flow easily from the other nostril. Breathe through the mouth wide open. On completion, breathe in sharply and breathe out hard from the nostril that just had water flowing out while keeping the other nostril closed. On completion, one can choose to stay in downward dog for a few minutes until excess water is removed.
Precautions & Contra-indications:
Avoid if there is high blood pressure, heart disease, menstruation, pregnancy, stomach ulcer, diarrhea, hernia, stroke, eye problems, or any abdominal surgery. One should practice in the morning, on an empty stomach. After completing the practice wait for half an hour before eating. Try not to force a bowel movement which can develop piles.
Can be practiced weekly or monthly or even daily for up to a week if one is suffering from sever constipation.
Precautions & Contra-indications:
Avoid if there is already chronic bleeding of nose. When removing water from the nostril, do not breath in and out too deeply especially with serious sinus. People with great difficulty with passing water may have structural blockage such as a polyp should consult a doctor. When practice on your own avoid too hot water.
Can be practiced daily ideally before breakfast, otherwise can be practiced anytime avoiding straight after meals. Practice more than one time if with nasal catarrh.
7 May 2023
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Nasal Cleansing
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Digestive Cleansing