Founded in 1986 by Swami Satyaprakash and affiliated with IYFM, Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham serves Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Yoga to the general public and specialist institutions throughout the West Midlands area. » More about our Centre

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salt water cleansing

Experience the short salt water cleansing practices of Hatha Yoga – or, for experienced practitioners, the full Shankhaprakshalana.

These practices all have extensive health benefits and are conducted by qualified teachers of the subject.
Saturday 24th March & Saturday 14th April 2018 at Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham

Short cleansing practices

The short cleansing practices of TTK Solution, Laghoo shankhaprakshalana, Kunjal and Neti will be available on

Saturday 14th April 2018 at 9am

TTK solution has been found to be very helpful to people who are seriously ill and who want to enjoy the benefits of gentle cleaning of the digestive tract, especially some detoxification. This applies especially to those who are (or have been) taking a lot of allopathic drugs and to those who feel themselves to be unfit. It is a salt-water cleansing which is mild and requires only a very moderate amount of physical postures (asanas) to be performed successfully. For those who have attended a yoga class, the postures will be completely familiar & straightforward and for newcomers to yoga it will be accessible.

Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana is a salt-water cleansing practice for the digestive system and is particularly valuable for anyone whose digestive system is a bit sluggish, either temporarily or chronically. It involves drinking salt water and the repetition of particular postures to assist the movement of the water through the digestive system. The practice will be completed well before lunchtime, and there are normally no dietary restrictions afterwards.

Kunjal is a salt-water stomach wash, performed on an empty stomach - so it’s nothing like ‘being sick’. It is especially valuable for people who experience hyperacidity of the stomach; asthma or other respiratory difficulties; and migraine. It is also good for raising energy levels.

Neti is a salt-water irrigation of the nasal passages, requiring the use of a purpose-made pot, called a neti lota (obtainable from the Centre, priced £12). It is a remarkable practice for the management of hayfever, sinus congestion, catarrh, headaches, depression and many other disorders.

Please see the Satyananda Yoga publication ‘Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha’ for further details and benefits of any of these practices.
Please do not take breakfast or even tea beforehand.

Number of places limited; prior booking is essential.

You may book for one or more practices, but ONLY in the combinations listed below.  There are very good technical reasons why this is so – if you are interested, the program tutor will explain this to you, but she is not authorised to deviate from these options.

1.  Neti only
2.  Kunjal only
3.  Kunjal + neti
4.  TTK solution only
5.  TTK solution + neti
6.  Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana only
7.  Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana + neti

To book a place:
» Register via the online form on this page.
» Complete and send us the short Health Questionnaire

Full Shankhaprakshalana

The full yogic cleansing practice of the entire digestive system will be conducted under expert supervision on

Saturday 24th March, starting at 9am

This program is open only to practitioners who have previously completed Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana (the short version). If you have any doubts about the suitability of this practice for you, please consult your class teacher first and then, if necessary, contact SYC Birmingham.

See also our blog article, Shankhaprakshalana – a spring clean for the body and mind

Cost: £27. Number of places strictly limited.

To book a place:
» Register via the online form on this page.
» See the Information for practitioners