Shatkarma which effect purification of the body are secret, They have manifold, wondrous results and are held in high esteem by eminent yogis.

The satkarma are said to be secret practices as one must be personally instructed to do them and taught how to perform them and how often, according to individual need. For this a qualified and experienced teacher is essential. Those who sincerelsy want to learn the shatkarma will have to find a guru of hatah yoga and they will have to search well because few teachers are expert in satkarma. Of course, ad it has been said in a previous sloka, one should not divulge one’s personal sadhana, one should keep it secret.

The shatkarma specifically increase the vital capacity of the practitioner. they were never designed for therapy alone, but to create harmony in the body and mind and to prepare one for further practices. As they bring about smooth and perfect functioning of the bodily systems, it is inevitable that through their practice the mind will become freee from turbulence and disturbances and thus be better able to concentrate and to move towards dhyana.

These are shatkarmas

  • DHAUTI
  • BASTI
  • NETI
  • TRATAKA
  • NAULI
  • KAPALBHATI