Three-Body Purification

With Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar >

We all agree that life is too rushed and hectic. We are frequently subjected to excess bodily toxicity, unnatural life-style, negative thinking and emotional issues. The Purification Retreat is designed to flush out accumulated toxicity and interrupt obsessive patterns of thinking, uncover buried feelings. Sri Shyamji has had over four decades of experience in helping people to purify and integrate the three bodies.

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OCT 4-9 (5 days) or OCT 4-7 (3 days)
Chakra institute, New Hope, PA




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Bus transportation > from JFK, Newark airports and NYC

Bus transportation > to JFK and Newark airoports and NYC

Please note: the closest airport is Newark where you can take a bus to New Hope, PA where we will collect you by the car (5min drive to Chakra Institute)

The Three Bodies

The universe is comprised of three fields of energy: the physical, the subtle, and the causal. That which appears in the physical field must first manifest in the causal and subtle realms. The three fields overlie, indwell, and pervade each other. The causal field is the source of the individual thinking body. Humans, in the process of survival, evaluate changes in their environment first in the causal body by means of thoughts. The thoughts generate feelings in the subtle body, which are then expressed in the physical body. Thoughts, feelings, and sensations influence each other.

The subtle body is the home of the chakras, seven major spinning wheels of light energizing the five basic elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aakaasha (Space). Elements and the combination of elements play an essential role in determining how we feel. Under conditions of stress and toxicity, the elements lose some of their purity and potency and may then have a negative effect on our feelings. For example, when Earth is in abundance we feel solid, grounded and our confidence is strengthened, while if it is dispersed may make us feel weak and sluggish. When Air is plentiful, we may feel buoyant and more loving, if polluted can cause us to feel uncaring. 

The light of the chakras travels through subtle pathways called Microchakras. Blockages in the microchakras cause stress, anxiety, addictive behavior and lack of confidence. When open, these pathways lead to a more meaningful, productive, and joyful life, which is in harmony with the laws of nature.

The three  bodies are energized by five major praanas, or vital life forces. Of these five, the apaana praana is the detoxifier. It normally operates below the navel where it facilitates bodily functions of elimination such as urination and defecation etc. However the stress of modern life putrefies apaana, affecting the purity of higher praanas, therefore different regions of the body can manifest disorders ranging from constipation to depression, memory problems to dementia, and even schizophrenia. When the apaana is purified, digestion and bowel rhythm is improved, and one feels grounded, clear, stable, and light.

What is Apaana Prana?>

Click here to see the video of Shyamji’s description of the five pranas >


Retreat includes

  • Twice-daily classes:  Microchakra Psychology, Naada and Svar Yoga (the yoga of sound and breath, which includes chanting special sounds and mantras); Visualization; microtone chanting techniques.
  • Yoga practices, InnerTuning movements, rhythmic breathing, and walks in the private forest.
  • Mauna (speech fast) is observed until noon and for few hours a day. This is of paramount importance for the observation of thoughts and feelings, and ultimately leading to internal silence by which one can be guided from within.
  • Sunrise meditation followed by  a practice of Svar Yoga (synchronization of the brain hemispheres with the breath).
  • Professional quality Video for in-depth  understanding of the Bhagavat-Gita from a living saint.
  • A nutrition class on dietary integration and seasonal maintenance to maintain purity of Apaana after purification.
  • Group chanting and other activities.


Dietary Protocol

Ayurveda describes three doshas ( three types of energy) therefore  several dietary options will be available.

Transformative: Except where contraindicated, participants do not eat solid food for the five-day period. They are provided with high quality herbs and husks, teas, vitamin C, special tonics and delicious protein shakes.

Rejuvenating: Supplemented with additional organic purifying foods such as kitcheri (mung beans and rice) which are easily digested.

Nourishing: Supplemented with additional organic purifying foods such as kitcheri (mung beans and rice), steamed vegetables and other foods according to the participant's  needs.

Marina Toleva > (InnerTuning teacher and a Holistic Health Counselor at Chakra Institute) will be assisting with the Retreat activities and  dietary protocol.

How does the Purification affect each body?

The physical body: Physical purification sharpens all five senses. It inspires the desire to keep the body healthy. The dietary protocol is intended to cleanse the internal organs (liver, kidney, bladder, spleen, blood and intestines), strengthen immune system, decrease sensitivitiy to allergens.  InnerTuning movements associated with each chakra are practiced and assist the purification process. Regular exercise and healthy diet become part of our routine.

The subtle body: Purification of the subtle body cleanses our feelings and emotions. The negative ones may have been buried beneath our awareness. Sometimes, old memories from early childhood emerge. This is part of the purification process. Since all participants are there for the same purpose, they provide an unusually supportive environment for each other. We become in touch with our real feelings on a deeper level. Relationships evolve, creating contentment as competitiveness evaporates. We truly feel happy when others are also succeeding. Helping others becomes a reward in and of itself. Sri Shyamji’s sounds and mantras act deeply on the subtle body increasing sensitivity to sound.

The causal body: Deep questions such as Who Am I?; Why Am I Here?; and How do I create and maintain wellness and happiness in my life?; Are discussed. The educational experience is empowering on many levels. The process of thinking itself may begin to feel clearer, interest in abstract thinking naturally emerges and also the desire to turn the senses inward(Pratyahara). Special sounds and mantras which  produce surya (golden) aakaasha, are chanted. This highly refined aakaasha pushes more dense and toxic aakaasha out of the causal body. Consequently the breathing rate drops dramatically and participants feel freer to meditate, refining the thinking body.

The last day of the Purification is devoted to consolidating the gains of the previous days and preparing to preserve them after the retreat ends.

The power of sounds: Sri Shyamji’s unique ability to produce the ethereal element of surya aakaasha with his voice, is the key to the powerful changes every participant in the retreat can expect. The absorption of surya aakaasha purifies apaana, and helps to integrate the three bodies, facilitates meditation.

Click Here to see Sri Shyamji's chant accompanied with Tambura>


Recommendations before the Purification

  • Eat vegetarian foods on the day before the Purification
  • If possible, it is recommended to take a milk bath the night before the purification, using 2 liters of milk in warm water; soak for 20 minutes.
  • Go to bed early the night before the retreat.

Suggested items to bring

  • 1.Soft slippers or socks as we ask that shoes be removed at the door
  • 2.Comfortable walking shoes 
    3. Loose-fitting cotton clothes. Have a clean set of clothes for each day and additional layers for cooler mornings and a shawl 
    4. Exercise clothes for yoga classes
    5. Personal toiletries
    6. Outdoor towels
    7. Umbrella or rain coat
    8. Flashlight
    9. A notebook for journal writing  and a pen

    Chakra Institute  provides indoor towels and bedding.

Chakra Analysis & Microchakra Tuning consultations> with  Sri Shyamji  and

Facial Innertuning® massage> should be scheduled in advance