Today we cannot have breakfast because we are doing a complete GIT (Gastrointestinal Track) cleansing today. Its called Shankha Prakshalana Kriya.
In yoga, the shape of our digestive system is seen as a conch (Shankha) which has a long spiral tunnel-like intestine, and prakshalana in Sanskrit is called cleansing. Shankhaprakshalana is a yogic cleansing technique of the digestive system including the whole gastrointestinal tract (mouth to the anus).
Again, here I had several fears like not having privacy, how many times I might have to use bathroom, how much bad my intestine is etc and etc. But it was so well arranged without any issues.
Here again salt water is used. Since we have to use bathroom later several times, the group was divided into 2 as per room allocation i.e one from each room does it first. Basically, you have to drink salt water slowly and do some asanas until you get the pressure to run to the bathroom :) The whole process was very well demonstrated by sir and senior students. The beauty of yogic techniques is that it not only does physical cleansing but also cleanses at different levels like mind, emotions etc. The whole group energy was so high that there is no room for fear. I was ready to explore my body and mind. I think i drank around 3 litres of salt water before running to bathroom :)
After completing it I felt a strong urge to cry and after crying, my body and mind became so light which I cannot describe in words. Later we discussed that some people felt very angry and some different emotions coming out. But that's why we did this for :)
After this it is very important to take rest. We were given enough rest time. The sleep was also so soo deep which again I cannot explain in words.
In this three-part relaxation technique, the lower, middle and upper body is progressively relaxed with a movement-breath combination. Again, this is a very powerful practice. It is a whole-body cleansing process. It includes emotional cleansing so be very careful. It is not recommended to do it unless initiated by a Guru. It can trigger various previous memories which probably you thought you have forgotten but your body has not!!! It is very important to do it and to face it so that body and mind is harmonized with the help of breath.
Again, after this, it triggered for me to cry but very later I understood that its JOY of TEARS and not sad ones. One of my weaknesses was being in comfort and I am happy that I went out of my comfort to try this retreat and to do everything even with some initial fears and to remind me again that I can come out my comfort zone and achieve my goals.
For evening, we had ethnic theme. Everyone looked at their best in their ethnic wear. We were given some opportunity to speak about the retreat experiences. Many shared about how their diseases are getting healed after joining CAH, how Sumit sir's practices are so simple but yet so powerful, how they got over previous emotional traumas and in total how CAH and retreat helped them.
For me, retreat was really how I dreamt of. I wanted a Guru, a community and travels (since travel is my passion). This CAH community is providing everything which I have dreamt of. My back pain is no more there or even if it's there sometimes I am not tensed about it anymore. I totally understand the meaning of the name what Sumit Sir has kept now,
Cosmic: Surrender to Universe. Shift from Logic to Magic.
Abundance: Shift from Scarcity mindset to Abundance mindset.
Hub: You are never alone. You have Guru energy guiding always and together with Group energy, you become unstoppable. Combination of online courses and offline retreats are perfect to bring you on track if at all you get detoured.