Detoxing Your Mind and Body – Panchakarma (Five Actions)

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Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions”.

Panchakarma is not only for cleansing the body, but also for rejuvenation, strengthening the immune system, and restoring ones well-being. It is one of the most powerful healing processes in Ayurveda Treatments in Sri Lanka.

If we want to experience and maintain finest health, it is vital to maintain a strong digestive strength and eliminate toxins from the body. Panchakarma is an age-old natural therapy that detoxifies and restores the body’s inner balance and vitality.

According to ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully handle all aspects of life, embracing which nourishes and eliminating the rest. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and, finally giving in to various diseases. Panchakarma is an elegant cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability.

Normally the body has the inherent capability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials. However, due to one’s repeated poor dietary and exercise patterns, lifestyle, the digestive enzymes, hormones, and “agni”s , which regulate the body’s internal environment become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the structure, resulting in disease.

When our digestive energies, known as Agni (fire), are healthy, we create healthy tissues, eliminate waste products efficiently, and produce a essence called Ojas. Ojas, which may be envisioned as the innermost energy of our psychophysiology, is the basis for clarity of perception, physical strength, and immunity. On the other hand, if our Agni is weakened, digestion is incomplete and creates toxins that get stored in the body. This toxic residue is known as Ama. Ama is a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that needs to be completely evacuated from the body.

Panchakarma will remove the excess doshas and correct imbalances in them as well as get rid of the harmful ama out of your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level.

We do spring cleaning for our homes and gardens – so why don’t we do it for our minds and bodies?

During an Ayurvedic Tour in Sri Lanka, you can discover the incredible healing powers of traditional Ayurveda treatments. The well-trained & professional therapists of Ayurveda will ease your stress and tensions away, revitalizing the body and senses, during your stay.

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