These are purification processes usually classified into six dicisions and therefore they are often called Shatkriyas. These are Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Trataka, Nauli, and Kapalbhati. Each one of which consist of many subsections. They increase the range of adaptability of the tissues forming various organs and systems and raise the threshold of their reactivity. Kriyas bring control on different reflexes and establish psychophysiological balance. The modes of purification in the Kriyas are air, water, friction and manipulating movements. The regions of cleansing involved in various Kriyas are nasopharyngeal, orocranial, gastroaesophageal, anorectal and intestinal.


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