Panchakarma is a delicate, yet
powerful means to purify and detoxify body and mind. During
Panchakarma some strict instructions and rules have to be followed to
achieve maximum effect of the treatment. These guidelines are needed
to protect the patient from unnecessary strain during this sensitive
state when the physiology is adjusting to a more healthy and coherent
Therefore, to follow the house
rules for Panchakarma is essential for gaining full success from the
treatments. As one of our guests expressed our motto: “We don’t
give you what you necessarily like but we give you what you and your
want and need.”
Consciousness being the basis
of life, Ayurveda strongly recommends the practice of Transcendental
Meditation, Yoga Asanas, and Pranayama. These aspects of the Vedic
approach to health are influencing your well-being at the root of
life. If you wish to learn these techniques, please contact the
management for more information.
Allow yourself plenty of rest
In general, just “take it
easy”. Don’t get upset or angry. Easily follow the treatment
schedule, and listen to your body: don’t overeat, don’t eat when
not hungry, don’t suppress natural calls of nature.
Do not make too long tiring
walks or intense sports activities. Some slight exercises or light
walks are OK. Most suitable activity is to practice Yoga Asanas.
Intense reading or study,
giving lectures and long speeches is not recommended.
Smoking and consummation of
alcoholic beverages are to be avoided.
Diet instructions during
Pure foods and regular light
Panchakarma diet are essential for successful treatment. When in
doubt about your diet, please contact the Vaidya.
No solid foods should be
taken at least 1½ hour before treatments (except before Matra
During meals, it is
preferable to be in silence. For good digestion it is recommendable
to eat slowly and chew thoroughly.
During meals, it is highly
recommended to drink hot water. Cold drinks are not recommended. It
is said that drinking of hot water cleans the body. You can take
sips of hot water also during the whole day. If you prefer cool
drinks, Vaidya recommends salty or sweet lassi (salty lassi is
especially beneficial for digestion).
During Panchakarma, liquid or
semi-liquid foods are best suitable. For example: Khicheri (Dal and
rice cooked with some spices etc.). Also good is Dalia porridge
(consisting of rough wheat powder) that can be sweet or salty. Sweet
porridge can be done with (little) milk.
Dal should be also rather
liquid. Best is mungdal. Red lentil dal is also OK.
cauliflower, beans, peas, pumpkin, spicy and dry food,
to bed, early to rise…” – Bedtime is between 9 and 10
p.m, waking up is ideal at 6 a.m.
Do not take cold bath or
During Panchakarma, sexual
activity is not recommended.
Daytime sleep is not
recommended during Panchakarma
recommend to follow any additional advice given to you by our