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

Panchakarma Enema Vasti Basti

Time to spring clean where the sun don’t shine.

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.

Disclaimer : I do not make any commissions from my recommendations, I write about my experience to educate and inform.

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