Urobasti

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Urobasti

Warm medicated oil is retained in the uropradesha (thoracic/chest region) for a particular period of time by preparing a circular bund (basti).

Procedure

The person undergoing urobasti is made to lie face down on the massage table (Droni) The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the chest. After it is glued with some water to make it leakproof, lukewarm medicated oil or the herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm oil or herbal decoction. At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.

BENEFITS

  • Uro basti is a warming procedure of the chest area and the heart. This type of warming is used in the treatment of respiratory disease (disease of bronchii and lungs ), weakness of the cardiac muscles (myocardial dystropy).
  • Uro basti improves the circulation and breathing functions.
  • Kundalini Yoga: It energizes the Anahata Chakra seated in the heart and thus gives positive influence on the heart and mind energizing the whole body.
  • Relieves stress and anxiety