Nabhi Vasti is a therapeutic procedure in Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine originating from India. In this procedure, a dam made from dough is placed over the navel area, and lukewarm medicated oil is poured into it. The oil is left to sit over the navel for a specific duration, during which it is believed to provide various health benefits.
The procedure aims to strengthen the power of digestion and absorption in the body, improving overall gastrointestinal health. It is said to be beneficial in relieving digestive symptoms such as irritable bowel, flatulence, poor appetite, constipation, and abdominal discomfort. Additionally, Nabhi Basti is thought to have a therapeutic effect on the emotional level. It is believed to facilitate the release of deeply seated emotions, which can lead to emotional well-being.
In Ayurveda, the navel area is considered to be the seat of the 3rd chakra, known as the Manipura chakra. This chakra is associated with willpower, confidence, and individual ego. By applying warm medicated oil over the navel, the procedure is believed to have a balancing effect on this chakra. The warm medicated oil used in Nabhi Basti is considered to be deeply soothing to the entire body and has a cleansing effect. It is believed to draw out negative energy and physical toxins while balancing the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), which are the fundamental energies that govern various functions in the body according to Ayurveda.
The benefits of Nabhi Vasti
Improved Digestion: It strengthens digestion and absorption, alleviating issues like irritable bowel, flatulence, and poor appetite.
Emotional Release: The treatment facilitates the release of deeply seated emotions, promoting emotional well-being.
Gastrointestinal Relief: Nabhi Basti helps with constipation, abdominal discomfort, and other digestive symptoms.
Chakra Balancing: By focusing on the Manipura chakra, it enhances willpower and balances individual ego.
Detoxification: The warm medicated oil pulls out negative energy and toxins from the body.
Dosha Balance: It harmonizes the three doshas, maintaining overall health and balance.