|Ghee, aka clarified butter, elixir of the gods|
Several friends gave glowing reviews about their experiences doing Panchakarma at Dixit Clinic here in Mysore. Curious, I signed on for the 7-day cleansing treatment based on Ayurveda to ring out 2011 and in 2012.
Panchakarma (Sanskrit for '5 actions') is basically a de-tox program, Indian style, relying on several Ayurvedic therapies, including oleation, massage, steaming and purging (there's more invasive treatment available pending your condition. I asked the doctor to kindly not make me throw up and was grateful that wouldn't be needed). But this has meant no caffeine and a lot of medicated ghee (clarified butter).
For nearly every day of this last week of the year, I've been taken a rickshaw post-yoga practice to the clinic for ghee drinking, lunch and treatments (my regime augmented by some special treatments for my knees).
|Lord Dhanvantari, the physician of the gods|