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Day 2 of Panchakarma

This morning i woke up and did an hour of yoga by myself on the rooftop of the clinic. sooo great. i had three miniature bananas and some tea then started my treatment at 9am.

today involved the same thing with some additions: after oiling me up, herbs were placed in an oiled cloth pouch then pounded into my skin. i'm not sure what the herbs were, but i do know this: the oil is meant to loosen toxins in the body and then the steam bath helps you sweat them out. the herbs are meant to be a little more aggressive in leeching the toxins from the cells of my body. she also put oil in my ears and nose, which didn't feel different, except after 15 minutes when the oil dripped into my mouth...

then. she asked me to turn on my side again and i saw it: the big syringe of oil. an enema.

a steambath and shower followed.

about 15 minutes after the shower, i had to use the toilet urgently, but it wasn't bad. and then i was exhausted. i'm used to having a lot of energy, so this was frustrating to me, but i took it easy for the day, reading, laying around, and such.

i will write more tomorrow about the alleged benefits of all this stuff, as well as more information about the doctor's evaulation of me and my constitution.

good night!

Posted by yoganini 06:16 Archived in India

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