Scriptural references

This practice is widely mentioned in yogic texts. The Gherand Samhita says the following:

"If a person does not practise moola shod-hana, then the apana (function of elimination) does not pass freely." (1:43)

"Clean the anus with the finger. Then repeatedly wash it with water." (1:44)

"This practice removes the hard, fermented stool from the lower colon. Abdominal ailments are removed, the body becomes graceful and healthy and one's digestive fire improves." (1:45)

The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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