Monthly Archives: December 2012

Jazzy Afternoon at MONA

After the memorable Christmas feast and my long journey from India, I was looking forward to a quiet and relaxing day.  And that’s exactly what was in store for us.  We headed over to MONA, Museum of Old and New … Continue reading

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Very Merry Tassie Christmas

By the time I arrived at M&J’s house in North Hobart I had been traveling for over two days (48 hrs and 35 min).  But seeing A&S and M&J’s big welcoming smiles was more than enough to melt away any … Continue reading

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December 21, It’s All Over

Throughout my time here during Panchakarma I’ve been given various instructions and medication that in a “normal” setting one might not take very seriously or question their validity.  How often does a medical doctor prescribe “river gazing” as a course … Continue reading

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December 19, Shirovasti and Bijina

At 7AM this morning I reported to the treatment area for my Shirovasti, my rejuvenation treatment.  First I had a face and neck massage, a quick steam, followed by a cool face mask and a warm oil bath.  I wished … Continue reading

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December 18, Rasayanam (Rejuvenation)!

Dr. Abhijit approved my starting the “rejuvenation” phase of Panchakarma yesterday so  today, I am officially renewing, recovering, and rebuilding from the previous three weeks of detoxification.  During my consultation he gave me a brief lesson on Ayurveda and what … Continue reading

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December 13 – 17: Dr. Drama, More Panchakarma, and Old Monkeys

December 13, 2012: Dr. Drama The big drama of the day, of the week, and probably of the whole month here at AYV is that three out of the four doctors decided to quit and leave this morning.  My doctor, … Continue reading

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12.12.12: Virechanam

It’s December 12, 2012- 12.12.12.  I don’t know whether this day is supposed to be auspicious but I probably will recall for a long time that I was in India feeling not particularly special.  I am confined to my cottage … Continue reading

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