As described in Chapter VII of Shri Sai Satcharita, Baba knew all the processes and practices of Yoga.
Two unique yoga practices are described in detail in Shri Sai Satcharita.
(1)DHAUTI KRIYA or CLEANSING PROCESS: Every third day, Baba went to the well near Banyan tree at a considerable distance from the Masjid; washed His mouth and had a bath. On one occasion He was seen throwing up His intestines, clean them inside outside and place them on a Jamb tree for drying. There are people in Shirdi, who have actually seen this and who have testified to this fact. Ordinary Dhauti is done by a moistened piece of linen, 3 inches broad 22 ½ ft. long. This piece is gulped down the throat and allowed to remain in the stomach for about half an hour for being reacted there and then taken out. But Baba`s Dhauti was quite unique and extraordinary.
(2)KHANDA YOGA: In this practice Baba extracted the limbs from His body and left them separately at different places in the Masjid. Once a gentleman went to the Masjid and saw the limbs of Baba lying in separate places. He was terrified, he first thought of running to the village officers and informing them of Baba being hacked to pieces and murdered. He thought that perhaps he would be held responsible, as he was the first informant and knew something of the affair. So he kept silent. But, next day when he went to the Masjid; he was very much surprised to see Baba, hale and hearty as before. He thought that what he had seen the previous day was only a dream.
Ananta Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhiraja Yogiraja Parabrahma
Shri Satchidananda Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jaya.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai devotee
Yoga Practitioner, Dhrti Yoga