Call me Salila.

Me under my 100 year old fig trees.

Me under my 100 year old fig trees.

A few weeks ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or nothing to lose, and nothing particular to interest me, I thought I would try a bit of Ayurveda and see what that 5000 year old 'Science of life' was all about.

That was then, this is now.

Still a mother to a five year old but also an Expedition Leader in the making. Seeking my original gang of eight, to fly to God's own country (Kerala, India), for a fourteen day natural cleanse of the damp, drizzly November in your soul and your body, before the year 2015 is out.

With a flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to this blog.

This blog will detail the experience of an intense Panchakarma (Ayurveda detoxification) and leave you clear in your purpose, whatever that may be. This blog will prepare you to go forward, if that is what you plan. You will have an idea about your prakriti, your doshas out of balance, and what you can do now to help jump start the healing, before you even check into an Ayurvedic facility.I will also give you pointers on the cultural difference and how best to navigate them ( I am a native Keralan and call California home for the past decade) And you can't shut me up about how I arrived here.

I welcome your email and comments. Good health and blessings !

-Salila (Pronounced suh-lee-lah, with h silent)

*I have been reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville can you tell ? :-)