Shatkrama helps in treatment of all diseases Shatkrama practices, when done properly and under the guidance of an experienced teacher, are believed to offer a range of potential benefits for both the body and the mind. These techniques are passed on from Guru to Shishya in traditional system. Ancient time Rishis, Tapasvis and Munis through the power of their tapas found thesze techniques and have given it to mankind as a blessing for a healthy body and mind. The following two sutras of Hatha Yoga Pradipika are very secretive:
धौतिर् बस्तिस् तथा नेतिस् त्राटकं नौलिकं तथा । “
कपालभातिश् चैतानि षट्कर्माणि प्रचक्षते ॥ २२॥
These are: gastric cleansing (Dhauti), colon cleansing (Basti); on the other hand, nasal cleansing (Neti), eye cleansing (Trataka), small intestine cleansing (Nauli), and finally, lung cleansing (Kapalabhati). They are called the six actions (shat-karma). ||22||
कर्म षट्कम् इदं गोप्यं घटशोधनकारकम् । “
विचित्रगुणसन्धाय पूज्यते योगिपुङ्गवैः ॥ २३॥
These six purification exercises are a secret that allows for a purification of the physical body.
It’s important to approach these practices with caution and seek guidance from a qualified yoga instructor or practitioner. These techniques might not be suitable for everyone, especially those with specific health conditions, so it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional before incorporating them into your routine. Acharya Shri Deepak ji has experience in providing treatment and also training in these practices.
Treatment is offered for various ailments such as – nose ailments, sinus, irritation of eyes – nose – throat, allergy, blockages, adenoids, migraine, insomnia, detoxification, fat and obesity, digestion and indigestion problems, pains and aches of spine and joints due to toxins, pains and aches in muscles due to toxins.
Some of the overall benefits associated with these practices include:
Detoxification: Shatkramas are believed to help remove toxins and impurities from the body, promoting overall detoxification and improving the functioning of various organs.
Improved Digestion: Techniques such as Agnisar Kriya and Nauli are thought to massage the abdominal organs and stimulate the digestive fire, which can help improve digestion and alleviate digestive issues.
Respiratory Health: Practices like Neti and Kapalabhati are believed to help clear the nasal passages and improve respiratory function, potentially reducing the occurrence of respiratory problems and allergies.
Enhanced Mental Clarity: Trataka and other meditation-related practices are thought to help improve concentration, focus, and mental clarity, leading to a calmer and more focused mind.
Stress Reduction: Many of these practices involve controlled breathing and meditative elements, which can help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
Balanced Energy Flow and Tridosha: Shatkramas are believed to clear the energy channels in the body (nadis), allowing for a more balanced flow of energy and a balance of Vaat, Pitta, Kapha and potentially improving overall vitality and well-being.
Improved Immune Function: Through the removal of toxins and the promotion of overall health, these practices may help strengthen the immune system, making the body more resilient to various illnesses.