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Posted - Mar 07 2008 :  1:21:37 PM  Show Profile  Get a Link to this Message
What is Basti?

Basti, or or colon cleansing, is a simple warm water enema with a gravity bag, hose with clamp, and an insert fitting at the end, which fits in the anus. Slightly warm tap water can be used if it is free of bacteria. If not, use bottled water. No salt is used. With the bag hung a few feet above the anus, carefully fill up the colon with about a quart of water (or less), either leaning forward on the toilet or lying down on the left side. Wait for a few minutes before expelling. This easy and quick procedure will provide a good colon clean-out.

For spiritual purposes basti, a shatkarma technique, is practiced to awaken and cultivate ecstatic conductivity (done in conjunction with a full yoga routine). For health reasons, basti is practiced for relief during times of stress, constipation and other digestive problems.

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