We often hear the word Panchakarma, many people identify Ayurveda and Panchakarma. But what is exactly the Panchakarma? Panchakarma is a Sanskrit term indicating the ayurvedic process of detoxifying and purifying the body. The term is derived from the root words, pancha, meaning “five,” and karma, meaning “action,” which refers here to the five class of treatments used to cleanse and purify the body.
The traditional science of Ayurvedic Panchakarma is the most natural and complete cleanse. It is the ideal method of detoxifying and rejuvenating the body and mind and healing from within. The first stage is Purvakarma or pre-purification measures. Before purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body with prescribed methods to encourage it to let go of the toxins. The program starts with improving digestion both at the cellular and gastrointestinal level through digestive juice stimulants (dipana), and digestants (pachana). This is followed by Snehapana or consumption of medicated ghee for three to seven days in different doses depending on strength and nature of an individual. In the shorter 14-night program, Sadhyo-snehapana includes 1 or 2 days with fixed dosage of medicated ghee. Next is Snehana which is the application of oil to the entire body with a massage technique that helps toxins move towards the gastrointestinal tract. Alongside there is Svedana or therapeutic sweathng and is given every day following the Snehana. The second stage consists of cleansing Panchakarma processes which includes Vamana -emesis, Virechana – purgation, Basthi – oil and decoction enema and finally Nasya – elimination of toxins through the nasal passage.The third stage is Paschatkarma which focusses on special diets to rest and rejuvenate the cleansed system, along with natural herbal remedies to replenish the digestive enzymes and immune system. Lifestyle changes are prescribed following the Panchakarma, for long lasting benefits.
Panchakarma is a very special Ayurvedic procedure and requires proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful Ayurvedic practioner. There is a heaven, a paradise nestled amidst the mystical beauty of Himalayas, where the Panchakarma program is a life enhancing experience: Ananda in the Himalayas.
At Ananda, Panchakarma is performed under the supervision of expert Ayurvedic Doctors and customized for each guest with their specific constitution in mind. While the sessions are a broad guideline of inclusions, Ananda’s Panchakarma programme is customized for each individual based on age group, healing conditions, constitution, gender and other factors like digestion, existing toxin levels etc. Hence it is imporant to share a detailed medical history prior to the inception of the programme. Based on this assessment and with a detailed consultation on arrival, a customized program is created by Ananda’s Ayurvedic experts.
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