Jala Dhauti or Gaja Karani

Jala Dhauti means a technique to cleanse the stomach with salt water. This helps keep the digestive tract clean and cleanses the body of acidity. This technique is also known as Gaj Karn. Gaj means elephant. When an elephant experiences nausea in the abdomen, it reaches the trunk deep into its gullet and sucks out the contents of the stomach. The technique is therefore demonstrated to us by nature. It helps relieve nausea when there is high acidity in the stomach or when one has eaten something indigestible or bad. This technique may also relieve food allergies and Asthma.


Mix two litres of warm water (40°) with 1 teaspoon of salt. Stand upright and drink the water rapidly glass by glass. Bend forward slightly, press the left hand into the lower abdomen and extend the index and middle fingers of the right hand partially down the throat. Simultaneously, press the tongue down so that nausea is induced. The entire quantity of the water comes out again in half a minute.

This can be repeated once or twice each week and is best performed in the morning on an empty stomach.

Has a beneficial influence on high acidity, allergies and asthma. Eliminates halitosis (bad breath).

Do not practice this exercise with high blood pressure or glaucoma.


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