Ayurvedic India….time line of your “ordinary” Ayurvedic day


People have all wild imaginations of me being in an Ayurvedic Clinic. Hours of meditation, readings lots of books…..But actually doing properly a deep cleansing ( Pancha Karma), is a true work out.

Try to do this on your ordinary day and you can imagine how it is to do in a sweating hot India with no airco ( Airco is not good for your “doshas”)

This is how an Ayurvedic day look likes:

  • 05:30 Wake up at sunrise: take your Smirti ( prescribed between 3:30-5:30)
  • 05:45 Meditation ( Transidential meditation, prayer or what ever helps to rule your brain rather than the other way around)
  • 06:15 Wash and get ready
  • 06:45 (ish) car pick up
  • 07:00 Visit Hindu temple for your “prescribed” temple rounds or Yoga in the park
  • 07:45 Back to the clinic
  • 08:00 Consultation
  • 08:30 (ish)Breakfast ( the waiting for consultation can be very long leaving you sometimes less than 5 min to eat and you can’t switch it around as it is better do your pulse on an empty stomach)
  • 08:45  Meet and Greet with my holy “fertility” cow
  • 09:00 Start morning treatments
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Afternoon Basti ( enemas, can also take place in the morning or evening, depending on type of Basti)
  • 14:30 Start afternoon treatments
  • 17:00 Finish afternoon treatment
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 Pandit ritual prior to eating or roof top fire ritual on thursdays
  • 19:15  Dinner
  • 19:45 prescribed walk after eating
  • 20:00 Treatment and massage in your room before sleeping
  • 21:30 Sleep

In the beginning ( first week more or less) you don’t have your bastis yet, then you have a little bit more time. So if you have to do some shopping or do some short quick and dirty sight seeing, then during this week is your chance After that it is full-time dedication to your body


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