I participated in the pancha karma treatment recently. As a psychotherapist dealing with a high stress profession and a mother of two teenagers I noticed I do not give enough time for my own emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The pancha karma process gave me the opportunity and space to focus on myself. It was an amazing soul searching experience. During the 5 days of fasting I found myself listening to my body s needs, and reflecting on my inner self s need for peace, content. My feelings were heightened, making me aware that loneliness, sadness, that arises from life experiences need attention. I wrote, painted, went on walks, internally occupied it energized me. It gave me a new sense of passion for my life. The 3 days of massages, steam and oil treatments not only nurtured my tired body but uplifted my soul. Ajita and her team of skilled practitioners provided a nurturing, safe atmosphere where I could release my emotions freely, acceptanace of my own strengths and weaknesses was a very fulfilling experience. The herbal teas were soothing and helped ease the strict food/meals regiment.
I recommend this treatment for anyone who wants to rejuvenate and fulfill their life goals. Any one feeling defeated, this experience will give the strength to face challenges as the week of attention and focus on yourself will remind you that you do have it within you the strength, tenacity to accomplish, you may have lost it in the process of daily living and found yourself in a rut.
The energy at The Sanctuary is positive, authentic and welcoming. I am very grateful for the experience.
Sulabha (Su) Abhyankar, August 2012