Ishnaan: The Science of Hydrotherapy! Choose to be Uncomfortable!

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Ishnaan:  The Science of Hydrotherapy

Choose to be Uncomfortable Challenge!

Our teacher training group has embarked on a 30 day cold shower therapy challenge to choose to be uncomfortable.  Did you know that cold showers are an old yogic technique called ishnaan?  It is the ancient science of hydrotherapy.  I am now on day 16 and its going great!  My inner dialogue has quieted and I am finding that I am actually feeling wide awake, relaxed, and happy throughout the day by starting my day with a cold shower.  How cold, you may ask,  as cold as you can get it!  Please watch this inspirational video to understand more about why you would ever choose to take a cold shower.

Yogi Bhajan was a huge fan of cold showers.  Take a look at this article that goes into great detail about why you should practice ishnaan.  Yogi Bhajan said, “If I with my body can conquer the chilliness of the water, I can take away the chilliness of my life.”

Cold water acts on so many levels to build the strength in the body and mind.  To learn more about the health benefits of cold showers click here.

Did you know that cold showers:

  • Improves circulation. Good blood circulation is vital for overall cardiovascular health. …
  • Relieves depression. …
  • Keeps skin and hair healthy. …
  • Strengthens immunity. …
  • Increases testosterone. …
  • Increases fertility. …
  • Increases energy and well-being
  • And so much more!

I am attaching a couple handouts to give you more information about cold showers and precautions. So please read through if you want to participate.

Ishnaan The Science of Hydrotherapy


In addition here is a ten minute video with more reasons to take a cold shower.

I hope this inspires you to get started with cold showers that will change your life!  Let us know if you decide to join us!  Good luck and have fun!

With Love,

Sandra Vanatko

IAYT Yoga Therapist

Indra’s Grace