- Hrid in Sanskrit refers to Hridaya, the heart and Basti, the container or retainer holding oil.
- This is also called as Urobasti (Uro=chest and basti=retaining something inside).
- So Hrid Basti is an oil bath on the heart.
- The person undergoing Hrid Basti is made to lie on the back on the therapy table (Droni).
- The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour.