Sankalp Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (SJMS), Volume : 1 Issue: 1, September- October 2021, Pp. 18-27
ROLE OF BATHING (SNANA) IN YOGA AND AYURVEDA
Dr. Kishore Mukhopadhyay
Department of Physical Education,
Union Christian Training College,
Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal
Abstract— Ayurveda is the very important basic science of life to maintain the health of healthy persons and curing diseases of ill. According to traditional Indian Literature the Dinacharya is an important aspect of every individual’s life. Cold water bath in the early morning is our traditional practice, which related with the physiological modern consideration. To maintaining a normal equilibrium of three doshas i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Sapta Dhatus (seven tissues), Mala (waste products of the body) and the Agni (power of digestion) and prime importance of daily routine is to keep away diseases. In ayurvedic daily routine includes Snana (bath) as one of the important regimen which is to be performed every day in the morning after Abhyanga, Vyayama, Mardana and Udvartana. Its prime role is to maintain health and vitality. The present article discussed critically the various aspects and importance of bath with scientific evidence.
Keywords— Bath , Ayurveda, Yoga, Health