This is the only question I received online for this week's Dharma Talk. I will address this and anything else that comes up. It might fill up the entire hour! If you want to practice, arrive on an empty stomach.
Here is the submission I received:
Would you like to be anonymous? If yes, I will not mention your name during live broadcast.
You may mention my name.
What is your question?
As a nutritionist, yoga student and yoga teacher; i am always recommending yoga to clients to help them on the journey to optimal health but I find an issue with any real scientific confirmation between yoga, nutrition and digestion (I’ve got a list of studies that make assumptions and not specifically studying nutrition) and mostly go off of handed down knowledge and experience.
On the last talk, you spoke about removing waste from the body, more specifically stomach and bowels and how being full on food constricts your breathing and inhibits your diaphragm from contracting downwards to allow your lungs to expand.
Onto my questions:
Would practicing Nauli Kriya be an efficient way to remove waste and strengthen the abdominal muscles?
Would Nauli Kriya help your breathing?
When would be the best time to practice Nauli?
What other yogic practices have you found help or aid in improving nutrition and digestion?
Srivatsa Ramaswami, one-on-one student of T Krishnamacharya for 33 years. The teacher whom I have learned a most amount of yoga. He's taught me Krishnamacharya's Vinyasa Krama (asana, vinaysa, pranayama), direct translation of ancient texts, e.g. Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, Samkhya Karika, just to name a few. I have learned a tremendous amount of Sanskrit through this master's blessings.