Preparation of water

The water can be either with or without salt. We leave this to the practitioner's choice. The deciding factor depends on why you are doing the practice. Salt water inhibits the secretion of acid in the stomach, therefore those people who are trying to alleviate hyperacidity should definitely put salt in the water. For other purposes both unsalted and salted are suitable. If you add salt to the water a reasonable proportion is one teaspoonful per litre of water. However, the proportion is not critical and more or less can be added at your discretion.

We recommend that the water be lukewarm, about body temperature. However, again this is flexible. Water can be taken directly from the tap but it should not be too cold. This is important for during the practice the stomach will be filled with a large volume of water; if it is too cold it could easily chill the body. Prepare about three litres of warm water per person, this should be more than sufficient. Needless to say the water should be clean.

Do kunjal in the bathroom. If the weather is warm it can be done in the garden.

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