What Panchakarma cleansing protocols are best for me?
After reviewing the information gained during your initial consultation it becomes clear which protocols will be appropriate for your program. Usually not all five Panchakarma cleansing procedures are given to one person, especially within a week's time. Only those procedures which are most advantageous will be recommended.
How will I feel?
How you feel depends on your current level of health. Many people experience increasing spirals of energy as the week progresses. However, as the body purifies and your nervous system relaxes more deeply, you may experience energy levels fluctuating from day to day. To optimize your special cleansing time, please reduce all external responsibilities so your body-mind can use its vital force for repair and regeneration.
What must I do to prepare for Panchakarma?
At your consultation you will be given many delicious drink and food recipes. These foods are specifically chosen to initiate your cleanse prior to your Panchakarma treatments. By eating these foods, you will begin to alkalize, mineralize and oxygenate your system so that detoxification proceeds easily, making it safe and gentle for your organs of elimination to handle the cleanse. Because Ayurveda understands the importance keeping the mind and emotions happy, the recipes are designed to more than satisfy your palate with delicious flavors, aromas, and textures.
There may be additional preparatory advice given involving herbal supplementation, or certain elimination - enhancing advice to follow as well.
Several options exist for visiting client lodging.
AirBnB is a popular choice for most.
Many lovely AirBnB's, casita rentals and hotels exist in Santa Fe. Please contact Ivy should you need assistance with arranging your stay.
Upon request food can be prepared daily during your stay.
Provided is one quart of fresh green smoothie and a generous pot of recommended Ayurvedic cooked food such as kitcharee, mung dal, etc. Additional charge for food is $35 per day.
Clear the decks of excessive responsibilities which create stress and fatigue.
Follow the nutritional regime.
Plan activities that are totally relaxing during your Panchakarma program, such
as meditation, gentle yoga, breathing exercises, writing, some reading, easy
walks (not hikes!).
To Be Avoided:
Avoid any activity which increases stress, fatigue and exertion: aerobic exercise, sexual activity, overuse of the five senses like excessive reading or tv, computer work, cell phones, talking, loud music, etc..
Recreational drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, junk food, etc..