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Some yogis use to drink their own urine. They say it gives extra energy to their meditation. is this true?


1. 'Amaroli' (the practice that bestows immortality - used to denote the health giving benefits of the Yogi's urine when consumed)

2. It is preferable to drink one's own urine after a few months of Yoga & Brahmacharya as this would have purified the body to some extent.

3. When consumed, it is best between 3~4 A.M early in the morning. The beginning and ending of the stream should be discarded and the mid-stream urine collected in a glass vessel and drunk.

4. First start with a few spoons and gradually take larger quantities with each passing day.

5. Those who practice this technique should avoid excessively salty & spicy foods, meat, liquor and fatty substances, just as in the case of Yoga & Brahmacharya.

6. The mid-stream urine is called 'Sivambu' (The divine water of Lord Siva).

7. It will gradually root out many diseases & problematic conditions in the body and bestows excellent health and well being. It is also conducive to meditation. Rubbing the urine on the face and body before meditation makes the skin healthy. Some people experience better concentration.

8. After the Yogi becomes an Urdhvareta, he no longer requires the practice.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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