consists of two strips of cotton cloth, each about 25 by125
cms (for the well-built adult male) one worn around the loin
with a peculiar knot, called
the left side front and other worn between the legs with the
former strip. This is a simple and better suited shorts for
the yogic practioner, both male and female.
The anterior abdominal wall is divided into nine regions by
two vertical and two horizontal planes. The vertical, right
and left lateral planes pass through the mid-inguinal points
i.e. a point on each inguinal ligament mid-way between the
anterior superior iliac spine and the pubic symphysis.
The spermatic cord descends in front of the pubis from this
aperture to the scrotum in the male. In the female, the round
ligament of the uterus descends to the labium majus.
is the inguinal canal through which the testis descends from
within the fascial lining of the abdomen to the scrotum. The
canal therefore contains the duct (ductus deferens), the blood
and the lymph vessels and nerves of the testis. Together these
constitute the spermatic cord.
The knot is tied over the mid-inguinal point. The sensory
impulses transferring from the T12 and L2 are suppressed by
mechanical compression around the waist by the strip of the
cloth worn tightly around the waist. The constant mechanical
pressure is put by the knot over the mid-inguinal joint,
compressing the spermatic cord and the associated sympathetic
nervous plexus. By compressing the spermatic cord it is
possible to sublimate sexual energy and urge.
is interesting to note that the
scientists proposed a theory about the semen. According to
them, the semen, which combines the seminal fluid secreted by
seminal vesicles and the sperms produced by convoluted
semiferous tubule in lobule in the testis, is formed by the
utilization of large amount of bioenergy. By creating the need
for the production of semen for frequent enjoyment of sex, man
will be fast losing the limited bioenergy found in him. Its
non-production and conservation of the naturally produced
semen would benefit the individual in the following way:
The bioenergy spent in the production of semen is directly
conserved and the same will be
turned into another energy
means vim, vigor and virility. During the course of constant
again turned into
which means lustre, brilliance and majesty.
Loss of semen also means loss of
too, since each time semen gets discharged, a
also gets discharged along with it. Just as hemoglobin is
mixed with oxygen
and is carried to each cell,
also mixes with every drop of semen and becomes
and gets wasted, whether the spermatozoon impregnates the ovum
or not. But remember, every drop is potentially capable of
impregnating the ovum, causing conception.
The knot has one more important role to play. In the state of
the body does not tolerate anything upon it. Nothing should
touch the body. The whole of the organism would be united upon
one point at that moment, the
himself could unknot
pulling either of the ends of the knot (since both the ends
are projected upwards). In another situation when the
loses himself in
without the knowledge and control, in order to bring him down
to consciousness, the knot must be deknotted, so that he may
come back to consciousness.
and the knot performs wonderfully with the
Wearing a loose shorts is a potential health hazard. Walking
produces the constant friction to the generative organ, which
will unnecessarily be erecting thus causing lots of waste of
energy-both nervous and electro-chemical. It should be held
tightly under check, not excessively but tenderly. Again,
people are found to seen to handle their organs (a most
awkward habit indeed) constantly causing it to erect. All this
is competently avoided by the constant use of
short without stitches.
The wearing of
mandatory for both the females and the males. Teenagers below
the age of 16 are exempted (if need be), from wearing
instead they are allowed to use tight shorts.