It is important that shankhaprakshalana is practised only when the climatic conditions are not extreme. That is, you should not practise when the weather is very cold. Therefore, if you live in a country with a cold climate you should practise in the summer when the days are warm. This is important for it is easy to chill the stomach and intestines if you practise shankhaprakshalana in cold weather. Similarly, don't practise when the weather is oppressively hot, for this will tend to make you sweat during the practice. Remember, that you will be performing five asanas eight times each, and probably this procedure will be repeated more than eight times (that is, 5 x 8 x 8 = 320 movements). This requires a lot of energy. Therefore, practising in hot conditions will be a most uncomfortable experience. If you live in a hot country, we suggest you practise in the morning and possibly in wintertime.

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