Have you heard of Vasti/Basti (enema therapy)?

Basti treatment is the main treatment for increased doshas, predominantly Vata Dosha.🌬

  • There are 2 types of basti, one is called Niruha basti (eliminating basti) and one is called Anuvasana basti (oil based enema).
  • The 2 bastis are done in alteration. At the clinic we mainly practice Yoga basti which is a course of 8 treatments.
  • 5 Anuvasana (oil based enemas) and 3 Niruha (decoction enema).
  • It is an ideal therapy for the treatment of Vata vyadhi/ Vata ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism, muscle spasm, sciatica, backache, joint pains, headaches, constipation, gynaecological disorders, Parkinson and infertility.
The colon is not only the main organ concerned with the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste material but it is also the main seat of vata, the primary energy that governs all physiological activities in the body. When vata is functioning normally its movement facilitates the removal of impurities, toxins and waste matter from the tissues and helps eliminate them from the body. By balancing the energy of vata through basti we are able to control the onset of disease as we prevent toxins (ama) from being carried from the gastrointestinal tract into the deeper tissues where they can generate disease.

How does the basti work?
Sushruta has scientifically and beautifully described the mode of action of basti where he has given his importance to the active principle of the herbs administered. The active principle of the basti spreads from the colon all over the body in the same manner as the water poured at roots of a tree reaches up to the leaves.
Enema though situated in the large intestine draws out impurity from head to the feet by its power just as the sun 🌞 takes away sap of the earth even staying in the sky. Sushruta Chi 35:27

Mode of action according to Ayurveda
  • Utklesana – exciting
  • Shodhana – purificatory
  • Shamana – pacifying/ restorative
  • Brihmana – nourishing
  • Karshana – extractive
  • Rasayana – rejuvenate
  • Vajikarana – aphrodisiac
The Acharyas say it is beyond all your imagination what basti can do.

A treatment beyond words. The uniqueness of Ayurveda – the most complete system of healthcare exisiting in this world.
If you are interested to see if basti is a suitable treatment for you, you’re welcome to call the clinic at 0406 810 547 or email info@lakshmiayurveda.com.au to book your initial consultation.

With Love your Lakshmi team
𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.
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