Gastro-Intestinal Cleansing Routine
The first step is to drink 2 glasses of salty water as quick as possible. Do not sip the water, think that it is apple juice and chug it down, otherwise the process will take one day as opposed to 1 to 3 hours!
Then, you will be performing 6 simple asanas, 8 times each, as well as 3 additional movements. The aim of all these asana and movements is to massage your stomach, to help the water to run down the various channels and to activate bowel movement. Remember that these asanas, along with drinking and going to the toilet, should be performed at a quick pace.
|1.||Palm tree pose (Stretch up, feet together, breath in)|
|2.||Swinging tree (Side bent, legs apart, right and left)|
|3.||Spine twist (Arm twist, legs apart, right and left)|
|4.||Abdominal stretching (Squat-kneeling)|
|5.||Side twist (Lie on back, knees to chest, rock sideways)|
|7.||Stand up, lean forward and move your stomach in and out at a quick pace (3 times each, until you are out of breath)|
|8.||Gently hit your stomach with your fists in a clockwise direction (+/- 1 min)|
|9.||Jump high and dance to the sounds of music! (+/- 1 min)|
Go to the toilet whenever you need to but remember that under no circumstances should you strain; let it come by itself. After having gone to the toilet, pick up the routine where you left it.
Then repeat the process; drink 2 glasses of water, perform the asanas and go to the toilet.
You might start having bowel movement after 6 glasses, 10 glasses, 20 glasses or more; it really depends on each individual. Do not compare yourself with the others; go at your own pace.
In the first bowel movements you will probably evacuate solid stool. Continue to drink and do your asanas and it will turn into a mixture of water and stool. As you progress, there will be less excrement and more water. At the end of the practice, you will merely release a brown or yellow liquid. This is a sure sign that your intestines are almost perfectly clean.
Some people finish in one hour, some finish in 4 hours. On average, between 16 and 25 glasses of salt water must be taken in order to cleanse your digestive system.