In the earlies blog post we discussed two important aspects to be followed in our Daily regime for a healthy life. Let us continue from there.
Malatyaga (evacuation of metabolic wastes):
The human body is made up of Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Carbohydrates, Fats, and Fibres. These are either present in the body or supplied externally. They are supplied to the body in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts etc. The required portion of this is metabolized by the body and used for many other purposes accordingly. The remaining portion which is toxic is eliminated in the form of feces. Majority of these process ie metabolization of food takes place during night hours in the concerned systems of the body and thus initiates evacuation of feces from the body. Early morning evacuation is a natural process in the Daily regime for a healthy life. At this time, the toxic wastes fills the rectum and colon, making the person to defecate. If the person sleeps at this time, the rectum becomes dull and prolongs the process of defecation. This leads to various disorders both physically and mentally.
Role of Ayurveda: Ayurveda has certain basic principles which are beneficial. It explains various procedures, which when followed leads to healthy living.
शरीर चिन्ता निर्वृत्या कृत शोच विधिस्तथः
Here soucha vidhi refers to evacuation of urine and feces.
The procedure explained by Ayurveda is as follows:
Soon after urge is initiated, one should follow these instructions:
- If it is still dark then one has to face southwards, else face Northwards.
- It is preferred to sit in a squatting position.
- One should cover the head with a cloth.
- It should not be initiated by force.
Importance of squatting position:
Sitting on a modern toilet places your knees at a 90-degree angle to your abdomen, which actually hinders elimination by pinching off your anal spintcher.
- Squatting, on the other hand, places your knees closer to your torso, and this position changes the spatial relationships of intestinal organs and musculature.
- It relaxes and straightens rectum,maximize the efficiency of elimination.
- Prevents fecal stagnation and the accumulation of toxins in intestinal tract that can fester and contribute to bowel problems and a variety of discomforts.
if defecation is not proper or if is not achieved, it might lead to following symptoms:
- Running nose
- splitting pain in the anal region.
- Feeling of tightness in the chest.
- It also results in anorectal disorders and their complications.
Importance of malatyaga:
- Removes toxins from the body.
- Prevent disorders of anus, rectum, colon.
- Urging to defecation makes the anal sphincters to function properly and thus preventing disorders.
- Accumulation of toxins in the body causing symptoms that may trigger mental health, thus preventing the same.