Shankhaprakshalana is one of the traditional shuddhi kriyas (yogic cleansing process) which is a sub kriya from the group of kriyas as Dhouti. It is a cleansing process for the whole of the colon from the mouth to the anus, by tepid saline water. In Shankhaprakshalan, water is taken from the mouth, goes through throat to the stomach, from the stomach to the small intestine, from small intestine to the large intestine and finally comes out through the anus. This process replicates the cleansing of a conch and is named Shankhaprakshalan. This is an excellent way to detoxify your body from the accumulated toxins.
Follow the link of Laghoo Shankhprakshalan for performing Shankhprakshalan as the overall process for both are almost the same. The main differentiating factor between the two are:
|Drink 1-2 glasses of water and perform the auxiliary yogic practices. Continue to repeat the drinking of water and performing the auxiliary practice until you have crystal clear water from your anus.||You drink only 6 glasses of water in total.|
|This should be performed once a year or at the most twice a year.||This can be performed on a monthly or weekly basis depending on kind of therapy it is recommended for.|