Panchakarma Detoxification: Day 16 – 19: Vasti - the Grand Finale

 Panchakarma Enema Vasti oils and decoctions are made from several herbs mashed and extracted in water and oil.

Panchakarma Enema Vasti oils and decoctions are made from several herbs mashed and extracted in water and oil.

Vasti (Wuh-sthee) enema is the grand finale to the Panchakarma journey but before we ride off into the sunset, some pesky details.

1st day of Vasti : Medicated Oil Enema. Hold it for as long as you can.

2nd day of Vasti : Herbal Decoction Enema, in a large quantity. Go as soon as you have an urge.

3rd day of Vasti : Two Enemas, one medicated oil one in the morning and one in the evening with a large quantity of herbal decoction. Need I say more?

4th day of Vasti : The final oil enema, to end all enemas.

The Enemas at the Retreat are done under a physician’s supervision with two attendants to massage the tummy, back and the nether regions. All equipment is sterilized and precautions taken to make it a pleasant experience.

My experience in retrospect:

Um, I had never done anything like this but I am glad I did. I had a good night’s sleep after a long time of not sleeping. I felt like my old self, singing and dancing with my little girl.

It was time to say good bye to the retreat and all the amazing physicians, management and staff I had gotten to know. It is to give them thanks and to recognize what great work they do, that I have made it my mission to take more of us there and experience the transformation I did.

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