06 January 2014 - QA 5

Many of us are taking treatments at the Panchakarma (an ancient holistic system of Ayurvedic treatment) centre here in the Ashram. Do you think it is really beneficial and why?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You tell me. Do you all feel good after it? It is a time tested technique that has been practised for thousands of years. People have found that Panchakarma is a cleansing process. For the first two-three days you may not feel too good because the cleansing is happening. You drink the medicated and herbal oils to start with, and that might be a little uncomfortable in the beginning. But so far, what I have heard from people is that they really have benefitted from it. If you have any specific questions, you may consult our Ayurvedic doctors.