Benefits & Precautions - Gastro-Inst Cleansing
A great many disorders of the body are caused by malfunctioning of the digestive system and an accumulation of toxic waste matter in the intestines. This practice expels all impurities and thereby helps to purify the blood system.
Shankhaprakshalana has been found to be useful for the treatment of diabetes, hyperacidity, constipation, dysentery and many other ailments connected with impure blood (Saraswati, 1981). It is to be noted also that people suffering from peptic, duodenal ulcers should not do this practice (Saraswati, 1981). Moreover, people with high blood pressure should not practice alone; they should seek proper guidance.
In general, it is recommended to perform shankhaprakshalana in a safe and clean place, under the supervision of a well-trained yoga supervisor.
A healthy digestive system allows one to be optimistic and cheerful whereas digestive troubles oftentimes lead to pessimism and irritation. Yoga stresses the importance of maintaining the best possible health of this system and shankhaprakshalana is definitely a step forward in purifying your whole body.