Warning: Vamana Dhauti

Vamana dhauti is a daily kriya (kunjal kriya), or cleansing technique, that some yogis use daily to cleanse the stomach of mucus.  Its self induced vomiting. Theres a question regarding the true yogic basis of this technique, and from a physiological and medical perspective,…

Eating Clay

A reader expressed the following comment after reviewing the recently posted The Yoga of Fasting: Is it Good for you or Not?: “In your interesting article about fasting, you omit something about fasting with water which has been added with clay. …

Salt and Iodine

Wise gurus from the ancient past tell us to stay away from salty foods in classic Yoga texts like the Gheranda Samhita (5:23) and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (1:59). Modern medicine, too, recommends with increasing fervor that we don’t eat salty foods. We need to…