Body detoxification and cleansing practices have become very popular. While many of these one-size-fits-all practices offer short-term relief, problems often return because they only cleanse what is sitting in the digestive tract. Panchakarma is different because it draws toxins out of the deeper tissues and into the digestive tract to be dispelled. The plan is designed for your specific doshic imbalance and the purification processes are nestled in between phases of preparation and rejuvenation to optimize your body to the cleanse. The result: removal of deep seated toxins and a gentle and total reconditioning of the colon and digestive tract.
If you’re considering panchakarma, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Work with a trained and trusted Ayurvedic practitioner who can assess your state and guide you to the right practices.
- Panchakarma can do wonders to prevent small health concerns from becoming greater, but it may not be suitable for people who are already very ill, have high blood pressure, or are emaciated. Pregnant women should not undergo panchakarma.
- Get ready for a time of cleansing, introspection, and healing. Reduce your stress and work obligations. Carve out time for meditation and journaling, and ask your family or partner for extra support.
- The time after the 10 days is very important for rejuvenation. It's best not to have stressful plans immediately following panchakarma, including flights or big events. This time is when the changes integrate and create the new you.
Some people are intimidated by the idea of panchakarma, but the process of letting go of old toxins can shine light on new parts of yourself. In order to grow, we must let go. This is where true healing begins.
Hale Pule’s Panchakarma Home Therapy runs twice a year in spring and autumn, the optimal times to cleanse your body.