.....The Wellness Retreat
Have you been feeling a little under the weather lately? Maybe your gut is to blame! Have you heard of the expression that your gut is your second brain? It seems that that is not just an
expression it’s a fact! Recent research suggests that the problems in your stomach actually do
influence your mood and your overall health. Almost all of your health issues begin in the gut. The
problem is that we are sometimes too obsessed with other life issues to notice that our body is
giving us a sign that something is wrong.
The answer may lie in Panchakarma. Panchakarma is a part of the ancient Ayurvedic healing system, and it consists of two words: Pancha which means five and karma which means treatment in Sanskrit. Therefore, according to Ayurveda ancient Indian healing system Panchakarma treatment is a five step process towards cleansing your body, most specifically your digestive system. Along with cleansing your body, your mind gets cleansed too.
“In a person whose digestive system has been cleansed and purified, the metabolism is stimulated, disease is reduced, and normal health is maintained. Sense organs, mind, intellect and complexion are improved; strength, good nourishment, healthy progeny and potency are the result. Symptoms of ageing do not appear so easily and the person lives long and free from disorders. For this reason, elimination therapy should be carried out correctly and at the right time.” (Chapter 16, Sutra 1719)