Method of Kunjal
Note: Please do not do this
technique without expert advice and supervision for the first time.
For this reason, the recipe for the water mixture is NOT being included.
General (for information
Jala Kunjal should be done first thing in the morning, before any
food or drink is taken, when the stomach is sure to be empty. Outside
on the grass or into the bush is the nicest place to do Kunjal,
but if this is not feasible, into the bath or a basin is far preferable
to using the toilet.
First make the
mixture as advised. The correct mix is quite important, since
if it is too fresh it will not cleanse the stomach's mucous
lining as effectively as intended, and if it is too salty it
will taste foul, be harder to drink, and may leave you feeling
thirsty for sometime afterwards.
Drink 6 - 8 individual
cupfuls in a row. The idea is to drink until you are absolutely
full, so mixing 2 litres is usually more than you will need.
3. The water should
be drunk as quickly as possible (not sipped slowly). The best
way is to exhale fully and then guzzle as many gulps as you
can with each inhalation; rest for a breath or two and then
repeat that pattern until the you feel full to bursting capacity.
4. When full,
and before expelling the water, it is good to do some stomach
churning, but this is not obligatory.
5. Then, from
either a squatting or a bent forward position, two longest fingers
are used to press the root of the tongue to stimulate the vomiting
reflex. Be sure the finger nails are clean and not sharp. This
should make a quick and easy gushing out of the water held in
the stomach. Once the contractions start, one should keep pressing
the tongue until all the water is out. You should stop when
dry reaching starts but before any stomach bile comes up. The
whole process, from making the water to finishing, need not
take any more than about 5 minutes.
6. After Kunjal,
Jala Neti stages 1 and 2 should be done. You can use the last
half litre of the undrunk Kunjal water for this. Then lie down
and relax in Shavasana for a few minutes afterwards. Always
wait about 20 - 30 minutes after Kunjal before eating food.