Saltwater cleansing practice purifies the digestive system and
draws impurities out of organs inside the body. Salt-water cleanses
may be used to treat common colds, high blood pressure (it's important
to have salt from a natural source that has not been processed),
digestive ailments, fever and degenerative related ailments.
Natural Salt Crystal: Smithsonian Institute
Use non-purified salt for salt water cleansing.
We recommend this inner body
cleanse with natural salt prior to spiritual consultations, meditation
groups and retreats.
Before starting a new healing program, taking a new herb/vitamin,
fasting or changing diet, you need to rid your body of built-up
toxins and schlock. Getting rid of the old stuff, will make way
for the new program to take effect. How else will you know that
a healing program is working if you are just putting new things
on top of the old?
NOTE: persons with very advanced forms of ulcer, appendicitis,
intestinal tuberculosis, or cancer are recommended not to practice
Prior to Cleanse
If you have problems with constipation, please clean your bowls
with a safe herbal laxative (i.e. senna or garcinia) for one or
two days before this cleanse.
During the Cleanse
Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, fried foods and anything rich or heavy
during this week of cleansing. You will take your digestive tract
back to its childhood state. Feel what would be best to feed a small
child and you will know what to eat.
Salt-Water Flush Recipe
- 2 Quarts (2 Liters) Water - boil to tea drinking temperature
- 1 Level Tablespoon Natural Salt - from sea or ground
- Juice from a Lime/Lemon - if required to offset the taste
- 16oz (1/2 Liter) Serving Cup
- Alarm Clock - set to sunrise for 7 days
- Toilet Paper
Salt from a natural source is better for cleaning the body than
iodized salt. Sea salt is fine, evaporated salt is fine, and ground-based
salt is fine.
Natural Sea Salt: Another possible source (natural)
for cleaning during a salt-water flush.
YES!!! You will drink 2
Quarts (2 Liters) in one sitting.
Your Daily Program for Saltwater
The organs of the body have
open channels in the early morning hours between 5AM and 7AM. This
is the best time to drink salt water and a common time in most spiritual
practices to perform a morning ritual.
Face the four directions: North, South, East and West.
- East for Water
- West for Earth
- South for Fire, and
- North for Air
Ask for blessings, purity, strength and anything you might need.
Drink the hot salt water facing the four directions until finished.
When you drink in each direction, feel how the associated element
effects your life. Example: Water - "Thank you water. Biological
life comes from water, thank you. Humans come from water, thank
you. I came from the water of my mother's womb, thank you. I relax
in the surf at the beach, thank you. I drink this yummy salt water
to heal my body, thank you..."
If you find yourself with a full stomach, even after the first
glass, the following exercises will help. The idea is to get the
water out of your stomach and into your intestines.
- Exercise 1 - Rub your stomach with the palm of right your hand
clockwise 21 times and counter clockwise 13 times.
- Exercise 2 - Raise your arms over your head (still standing)
and sway them left to right.
- Exercise 3 - Spread your feet shoulder width apart and spin
your body at the waist from left to right. Let your arms swing
with your body. Feel the stretch in your lower back and abdomen.
- Exercise 4 - With knees and feet together, bend your knees and
squat. Reach with your left hand and touch the tip of your index
finger to the outside of your right foot. Now try to do both together
with your head facing somewhat forward. You should find your left
elbow touch the outside of your right knee when you're in the
full squat position. This exercise is of course a little (sic)
difficult. If too difficult try something else.
- Exercise 5 - Doing the Hatha Yoga Cobra Position is also good
as are other exercises that get the intestines stimulated.
from the Saltwater Flush
What to Benefits to Expect from your Intestinal Cleanse
As with any cleansing program, reactions vary from people to people.
You may take more than one hour to drink this much saltwater. After
a little practice, most people can drink the water in 30 to 45 minutes.
Some people throw up the first glass; keep trying and you'll be
glad you did.
You should expect to make trips to the toilet throughout the morning.
Some people finish cleaning their bowels in a couple of hours. It
may take a little longer during the first few days.
One thing that is very common, is to have LOTS of additional energy
and a great appetite. This too may take a couple of days.
Plan to take it easy on the first few days, especially if you have
never done any kind of cleansing before (headaches commonly occur
during detoxification.) Very soon you will be amazed at the effects
on your energy, mood and emotions. Physical cleaning is often connected
to a deeper more psychological and spiritual cleaning.
You will be taking your digestive track back to its childhood state
and this can be serious work. Eat light (no fried, heavy, spicy
food) during the cleanse and do not drink alcohol. Consider what
you your feed a 5 to 6 year old child (not McDonald's). When you
stop cleansing, watch what you eat and bring your body back to your
normal diet slowly.
After the first 7 days, you may choose to continue. During the
second week, drink every second day, the third week, drink every
third day, the forth week, drink every fourth... until you drink
salt water one time in one week for the rest of your life. Or...
whenever you feel you need a cleansing.
People over 25 years of age can drink salt water once per week as
a laxative and to keep the immune system up to par.
For more information about the Yogic
Practice of Shank Prakshalana (Internal
Purification) see the summary below.
Here is a short exert of the information below:
Salt Water Flush Benefits:
- The effects won't appear immediately, but after 2-3 days,
manifesting as freshness of the breath, better sleep, disappearance
of rushes and pimples, a general state of lightness in the body,
- The sweat becomes odorless.
- The skin and especially the complexion bright, the glance
becomes radiant and magnetic.
Increases the strength of the immune system.
- Regulates the metabolism, bringing balance in the body - therefore
people who are overweight might harmoniously lose some weight
and people who are too skinny might gain a few kilograms.
Salt Water Cleaning Provides relief for these
- Chronic headaches
- Diseases of the eye, nose, teeth, heart, abdomen, and rectum
- Damaged intestines
- Inflammation of the digestive tract
- Intestinal worms
- Menstrual irregularities
- Diseases connected to the organs of reproduction
- All the 25 kinds of urethral infection and affections known
in the Ayurvedic medicine.
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After this cleanse, follow-up with a Gallbladder/Liver
Disclaimer: Please note that
this information is provided as a guideline only and is not meant
to substitute for the advice provided by your own intuition, nutritionist,
physician or trained professional. If you have special circumstances
or in doubt whether this is for you, consult a professional before
starting this program.