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Yoga for Cleansing (Shatkriya Purification)

Shatkriya Series

What are Shat Kriyas?

Shat Kriyas are yogic purification practices for cleansing the system. In Hatha Yoga, this is given paramount importance, more importance than Yama and Niyama. They argue that before the body should even begin to practice yoga, the body should be cleansed and purified first. e.g. - before your race your car on a track, you have to ensure the track is clean, obstructed and can take the rigors of a race car. More info here: 6 Shat Kriya

Yogic Morning Ritual: Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli May 1, 2020 (updated May 21, 2021)

Yogic Morning Ritual: Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli

Location Google Map: Nong Khai, and Chiang Mai, Thailand


While I have completed my 200 hours of teacher-training and had been practicing yoga for over 2 decades, I am not a guru and I don't package myself as one. I'm just a dedicated practitioner sharing my knowledge, skill, and insight.

This sequence is an advanced hack on yoga - some are not in the books and it's risky especially if your practice is not strong. Ideally, you should be under the guidance of a guru or be initiated into the practice. I'm doing this on my own because I cannot find a suitable guru and I am comfortable studying established yoga books and weaving different practices into a seamless singularity (like a chef who creates an intuitive fusion-recipe with everything he knows about cooking). The fact that I'm posting this means I have already done it many times with only positive results. My unique practice has made me strong, vibrant and resilient from disease. Be advised that if you do this sequence, you are doing it at your own risk.

Structuring Water
Water therapy has always been part of my morning routine. But when Pancho, the yoga teacher at Pantrix Yoga, explained to me how he was structuring his water, it gave me an idea to do my own and integrate that into my morning routine.

Dos and Don'ts of Drinking Water

  1. don't drink water during meals - it dilutes the digestive juices and retards digestion. Drink water 30 mins before meals. Liquid can still be taken during meals - lemon juice, soup, buttermilk, but only sips of water to wash the food down.
  2. don't drink cold water - cold water robs the body of heat needed to process digestion. Cold water stays longer in the stomach, getting heated, before it is passed through to the rest of the body. Same with yoga - you do asana to generate heat, so never do yoga in an air-conditioned room. If you have to eat ice cream, drink warm water immediately after. If you have to drink a refreshing smoothie, make it cool, but not ice-cold.
  3. don't drink water standing up - always drink water seated and stay seated and relaxed for a while. This allows water to be absorbed by the stomach and balance the system.
  4. don't chug or gulp water - take your time drinking water - sip by sip. This allows our saliva to mix-in with water and make the water alkaline before it enters our digestive system. This also prevents water from passing through our system too fast.
  5. drink warm water 1 hour after a meal - this aids in digestion.
  6. drink only when thirsty - in the same way that you only eat when you are hungry. You drink lots of water, but wait until you get thirsty first.
  7. give thanks to water and give respect by holding on two hands before drinking - water responds to this act of gratitude and reverence as proven by Dr. Masaru Emoto.

Morning Ritual

I do this on an empty stomach
  1. Structuring Water

    1. running through stones - put the stones in a funnel and run the water through the stones and into the water jar. This simulates water running through a river bed, and restores water's pristine molecular clustering - which is that of a liquid crystal
    2. 432 hz frequency - let the water come close to music set at 432 hertz. Shamanic Journey music would be ideal
    3. creating a vortex - you could just use a spoon to stir the water
  2. Making Water, Alkaline

    1. sea salt - add a pinch of sea salt to the water
    2. squeeze juice of one lime - Vitamin C dissipates fast, so drink the water immediately after adding lime juice
  3. Nauli kriya - with all the water in my tummy, I churn my stomach. This dislodges digestive debris and cleans the inner lining of the digestive system, allowing more surface area to absorb nutrients from the food we ingest
Yogic Morning Ritual: Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli
structuring water through stones

Ending Thoughts
My daily water therapy is up to the next level. Does it work? Well, my elimination is as frequent as my number of meals. If I have 3 meals in a day, I shit 3x/day. My shit is 'serving size' and soft - not like when you unload a ton of hard shit after not shitting for a few days. I'm vibrant and I feel the cleanliness of my system. My gut is in a good state of being. Experts say that 90% of all illnesses stem from the gut. Let's just say I haven't been sick in decades.

13 mins

--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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Blogs on digestion

  1. Yoga Class for Optimum Digestion July 29, 2020
  2. Yogic Morning Ritual: Structured Water, Water Therapy and Nauli May 1, 2020
  3. Hydro-Colon Therapy Feb 18, 2006

Water Blogs:

  1. Malumpati Spring blog

Relevant Video/Music:

How to Drink Water

Shamanic Journey at 432 hz

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Reader Comments:

Suzi SuchiSuzi USA
(May 1, 2020) Love the sound of the water trickling over the stones. Reiki and the vibration of our words work too.

Jason RoblesJason Philippines
(May 1, 2020) Very inspiring Git! Especially the last part! 🙂 thnx!

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Nong Khai Map
Vientiane to Nong Khai by bus

At the Khua Din Bus Terminal, you can board the #14 bus bound for Buddha Park. It will make a stop on the Friendship Bridge border - 15 mins, B8000. Go to Laos Immigration to exit. Board the special bus to cross the Friendship Bridge, Kip 4,000 or Baht 20. It will stop at Thai Immigration. Get processed. From there, board a tuk-tuk for Nong Khai, 5kms.

Nong Khai Attractions
  1. Nong Khai Aquarium -
  2. Salakaewkoo (Wat Khaek) -
  3. Issan Rum Distillery -
  4. Wat Pho Chai -
  5. Lan Phaya Nak -
  6. Tha Sadet Market -
  7. Nong Khai Muay Thai Gym -
  8. Phrathat Bang Phuan -
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    How to Get a 60-Day Thai Tourist Visa and then Extend by another 30 Days

    This process is BEFORE Covid 19. Not sure what it is now.

      60-Day Thai Tourist Visa

      NOTE: There is no need to go back to your country to get the Thai tourist visa. Any major city with a Thai Embassy will do. Apparently there is also no need to have an invitation from a Thai establishment to justify the visa.

    1. Bring the following to the Thai embassy:
      a) proof of money (bank statement will suffice)
      b) flight booking to Thailand
      c) onward flight back to your country from Thailand
      d) filled-in tourist visa form
      e) 2 passport pictures
      f) hotel booking in Thailand (they didn't ask me for this but better be safe)
      g) passport with at least 6 months validity
    2. After handing over all the documents, they will ask you to come pick your passport with the visa the following day from 4 to 5pm. That's it!
    3. NOTE: after 2 successful attempts, I was already questioned the 3rd time.

      30-Day Extension

      NOTE: When your 60-day visa is close to expiry and you want to extend your stay. No need to leave Thailand.

    1. bring the following to the Immigration Office:
      a) passport (make sure your Tourist Visa hasn't expired yet)
      b) Baht 1900
      c) photocopy of your passport + visa duration date stamp + TM6 card (white immigration card) and sign all the copies
      d) completed TM7 visa extension form (available at the Immigration Office)
      e) one 4cmx6cm passport picture
    2. submit the above to the Front Desk. They will give you a stub with your number on it. Take a seat and wait for your number to be called
    3. when your number is called, your picture will be taken. Then go back to your seat. They will call you again.
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    1. arrive early - in case there is a snag (visa snag, documentation snag, transport ticket snag, etc.), you will have ample time to troubleshoot the problem if you arrive early (to the airport, to the bus terminal, etc.)
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