Vamana Dhouti

Sthiti: Taadaasana

  1. Drink about one and a half liters of lukewarm saline water (about 1% saline) as quickly as you can until you feel like vomiting it out.
  2. Churn the stomach by twisting exercises.
  3. Stand with feet apart at shoulder width and bend the trunk forwards forming an angle of about 80 degrees to the ground.
  4. Now with the help of the middle three fingers of the right hand, tickle the back of the throat to vomit out (vaman) all the water.
  5. Repeat the process of tickling the throat until no more water comes out which may mean that all water has been vomited.
  6. With continued practice one can stimulate the vomiting sensation and vomit out the water without using the fingers at the throat.
  7. Relax completely in DRT for about 15 to 20 minutees.
  8. Have a bland breakfast after about half an hour.


  • This is to be done early in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • A blank breakfast could preferably consist of Indian Khichadi (rice and lentil-dhal, cooked with or without salt), along with a tea-spoonful of pure ghee. Avoid coffee or tea for breakfast.
  • With long practice one can learn to vomit all the water as if it is a continuous jet. This is called Gajakarni.

Dandi Dhouti

Sthiti: Taadaasana

  1. Drink luke-warm saline water as in Vaman Dhouti.
  2. Take a rubber tube (Dandi) about 1cm. in diameter and about a meter long.
  3. Slowly place one end of the tube and swallow it down the gullet into the stomach. When it reaches the stomach, slowly bend forward. All the water will come out by siphon action. Suck in and bulge out the stomach, if necessary. Remove the tube gently.


  • Drink three liters of lukewarm water and rotate your body by raising hands and head and shake abdominal muscles – vomit or insert finger at root of tongue, press and vomit.
  • These Kriyaas should be performed early in the morning preferably before dawn and after clearing the bowels.
  • Frequency of practice: Normal healthy persons – once a month. Persons with hyperacidity – once in 3 days. Persons with Asthma – Once a week, may practice daily for about 3 to 7 days during periods of flare up of wheezing with phlegm.


  • Vaman dhouti or Kunjal kriya removes hyperacidity.
  • Good for flatulence and dyspepsia (indigestion).
  • Cleanses the stomach of all its contents.
  • Promotes proper functioning of the stomach and prevents hyperacidity.
  • Dhouti kriya is extremely useful for curing Asthma and bronchitis to clear the air passages through reflex stimulation for udaana praana.


  • Avoid-in case of severe abdominal pain, abdominal surgery, tonsillitis, hypertension, ischemic heart diseases and during menstruation.

Vastra Dhouthi


  1. Use white thin and soft cotton cloth without any stitches of 5-6cms. Width and about 7 to 10 meters long.
  2. Place it in a bowl of water on the table in front of you and stand comfortably in Taadaasana.

Sthiti: Taadaasana

  1. Catch one end of the cloth with both hands and start swallowing slowly with deep awareness and ease. Drink sips of water along with the cloth if it does not move on smoothly.
  2. Make sure that about 20-25cms of the cloth is left out towards the end.
  3. After completing wait for a few seconds, churn the abdomen by movement or Agnisaara.
  4. Lean forward and start pulling out the cloth slowly with ease and relaxation.
  5. If the cloth is not coming out easily, wait, take a deep breath and relax, drink a few sips of water and then continue.


  • Do the practice under supervision of a guide.
  • Never pull heavily on the cloth as the food tube (esophagus) may go into a spasm and make the procedure very strenuous.