Tongue scraping and checking your tongue is the first step in our Kriya practice. First thing when you wake up, check your tongue and compare it to the handout we gave you. The tongue reflects the health of the whole body. Different parts of the tongue are related to different organs in the body (see picture). If there are discolorations, depressions or elevations on your tongue, the respective organs are affected. We each have a different size and shape of our tongue as well. Some are narrow and long while others are wider. Today, get to know your tongue.What is the shape of your tongue? What is the color of your tongue? Does your tongue have any of the cracks or colorings in your handout? Once you’ve observed your tongue, grab your tongue scraper (the metal thing) and place it in the back of your tongue and scrape it all the way forward. Notice any mucus that comes off your tongue. Or any white or red films. Or anything at all! Overnight all of the toxins within our body come to the surface of the tongue. Tongue scraping removes them. This will change each and every day based on what you ate or drank the day before.