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The saucha is the other name of yogic kriyas</P> <P class='Asana'>Kriyas are cleansing techniques used to purify the body and mind which ultimately open the pathways of the body, the nadis, the energy body, the mind, and the heart. Kriyas are more popularly called Shat Karmas. </P> <P class='Asana'>Many people are proud of their external cleaniness, but many who wash their outside every day are rotting from inside, as evidenced by horrible smell from their mouths, grey skin color, and deep wrinkles.</P> <P class='Asana'>Yogic Kriyas are cleansing techniques that cleanse various internal organs of the body. They are also called shatkriyas or shatkarma because they are six in number, commonly known as <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Neti.html'>Neti</A>, <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Dhauti.html'>Dhauti</A>, <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Basti.html'>Basti</A>, Trataka, <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Nauli-Kriya.html'>Nauli</A> and <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/pranayama/Kapalbhati.html'>Kapalbhati</A></P> <P class='Asana'>Following are the main Kriyas: <UL type=1> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Neti.html'><LI>Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Dugdha-Neti.html'><LI>Dugdha Neti (Nasal Cleansing with Milk)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Ghrita-Neti.html'><LI>Ghrita Neti (Nasal Cleansing with Ghee)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Sutra-Neti.html'><LI>Sutra Neti (Nasal Cleansing with String)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Nauli-Kriya.html'><LI>Nauli Kriya (Churning of Abdomen)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Agnisar-Kriya.html'><LI>Agnisar Kriya</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Dhauti.html'><LI>Vaman Dhauti/ Kunjal Kriya (Vomit Wash)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Shankha-Prakshalana.html'><LI>Shankha-Prakshalana</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/kriya/Basti.html'><LI>Basti/ Vasti (Yogic Enema)</A> <A Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/pranayama/Kapalbhati.html'><LI>Kapalbhati</A> </UL></P> <BR>&nbsp;<table><TR><TD><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4485548036268966"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2007-01-01: Main Body google_ad_channel = "6688228232"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></TD></TR></table><! -Main Body Ends> </TD> </TR> </Table> </TD> <TD class="CntrlTbl" width="139px" bgcolor="#9A0000" valign='top'> <img width="139" height="31" src='http://yoga.omgyan.com/OumRotate.gif' alt='Overview'> <! -Right Column Starts> <A class='LeftHead' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'> Yoga Asana</A> <UL class='LeftMenu' type="disc"> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Dhanurasana.html'>Dhanurasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bhujangasana.html'>Bhujangasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Kukkutasana.html'>Kukkutasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Mayurasana.html'>Mayurasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Trikonasana.html'>Trikonasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bakasana.html'>Bakasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Majrasana.html'>Majrasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Halasana.html'>Halasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Navasana.html'>Navasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Ardha-Chandrasana-1.html'>Ardha-Chandrasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Lolasana.html'>Lolasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Supta-Garbhasana.html'>Supta-Garbhasana</A> <LI> <A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Virasana-2.html'>Virasana-2<BR> </A><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'><b>. . 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