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Nabhi Basti/ Chakra Basti/ Umbilical/Navel Basti

Duration : 1 hour $ 100

The word Chakra Basti consists of two words, Chakra means wheel and Basti suggests a container or retaining something inside. Chakra basti is also called nabhi basti (umbilical/ navel basti). Nabhi (umbilicus) is considered as marma in Ayurveda. The Marma (vital area) is a juncture on the body where arteries, flesh, veins, tendons, bones and joints, they are points of the vital life force.


An Ayurvedic practitioner selects the type of herbal medicated oil or ghee to be used, after accessing your health and the body constitution. The person is made to lie down in a supine position. The dough is prepared with black gram flour. It is then made into a round shape ring with suitable height and placed over the umbilical area. The Chakra Basti is performed by pouring the lukewarm medicated oil or ghee in this cavity. Luke’s warm temperature of oil or ghee is constantly monitored by a practitioner.


  • Acts on solar plexus thus balance the digestive fire
  • Strengthen the power of digestion and absorption
  • Facilitates the release of deep seated emotions

Therapeutic indications:

It is very beneficial in the following conditions

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Poor appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort

Importance of digestive fire in Ayurveda:

The digestive fire is located in the stomach area and normal functioning is essential for the proper digestion of food. If you want to experience optimum level of health, then it is crucial to maintain good digestive fire. It also plays an important role for the metabolic processes and maintains energy level.