Shatkarma means shat "six" karma "action" the shatkarma consist
of six groups of purification practices. The aim of hatha yoga and, therefore,
of the shatkarma is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows, ida
and pingala, thereby attaining physical and mental purification and balance.
Although there are only six shatkarma, each one consists of a variety
of practices. On this page only the most commonly used practices are
described in detail. Advice and pracautions are given for each practice