Introduction To The Shatkarmas


The shatkarmas (shat – six – karmas – actions) consist of six groups of purification practices with the objective of harmonizing the two significant pranic paths of “ida” and “pingala” or lunar and solar energies. They also affect the three humors or “doshas” discussed in Ayurveda of Vata, Pitta, & Kapha. Since these practices should only be studied with a qualified teacher and not through books or fashion, few contemporary yogis have an understanding of these kriyas. This workshop will look at the most basic approaches and cautions of these practices while shedding some light on their importance and the preparation and instruction needed to go deeper.

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