Category Archives: India

End of Year Three on the Road & Happy New Year!

When I used to live in the States I would go to my parents’ in Pennsylvania for Christmas and return to Manhattan for New Years Eve.  But ever since I started traveling in 2010 somehow I managed to be somewhere … 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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December 10, 11, 13: Two Not So Quiet Days

December 10, 2012: Where Did the Today Go? Today flew by in a flash.  I don’t know how it happened.  I made it to morning pooja at 5:30, yoga at 6:30, my hour-long walk at 8 all went as I … Continue reading

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