If planning to go for Panchakarma, the week or two before take extra care not to eat any heavy food or meals late at night. By taking light foods like mung dal and basmati rice with vegetables you will prepare the body for this beautiful cleansing process.
Ayushakti Ayurved Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date Added: Tuesday 06 May, 2008
I was attending the world social forum in Bombay and decided to go to Ayushakti simply for an Ayurvedic meal. I had heard about it online before coming to India some months prior. Little did I know what that meal would lead to! As they say...out of the frying pan!
I decided to have a "checkup" with Dr. Metha, she felt my pulse very cordialy and said, you need to do Panchakarma....now. I took her seriously and loved her gentle motherliness. Very special and sattvik soul she is. I always recall her words echoing "Panchakarma is a Tapas" when some patients had come requesting meat diet during treatment. More than anything this moved me very much. Also the story of how she had treated her father's heart condition considered incurable by allopathy.
So what endured was three blissfull weeks of intensive treatment in the care and love of Ayushakti. It was truly a deep cleanse. The Virechana took me to the deepest place I can recall in this earthly existence. I understood why she said it was a Tapas. The body is a temple, we are offering ghee, fire (steam), sneha (oil) to this body and purging and purifying the nadis (channels) the srotas (micro-channels).
What is the result ? It can only be enlightenment, consciousness, more energy, more will to be and to serve something higher.
It all happened at once. Now I understand why they call it Ayushakti.
It was really a powerful experience and I am happy to share with all. I pray the quality continues for all eternity the same. Perhaps someone can write a more recent review as this was in 2003/4.