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Heal your body with a Morning Routine
It was March this year when I worked myself into a mental and physical exaction. In the coaching industry and on social media I learned you have to hustle all day and this for years to have success. I followed this hustler-strategy for nearly 8 years. I lost creativity, time for relaxing, friends and family. I noticed I was more sick this year than ever before. My body, mind and soul got kicked out of balance and my inner voice was screaming for help, silence and most of it for sleep. I was also suffering from a hormonal imbalance; I had a surgery done on my uterus and I knew now I really have to change something. Western medicine declared after the surgery for them was all done, mental exhaustion they said came from the hormone imbalance. I will get some pills and if this does not help I get some other hormones and this is it.
I Connected with the Ayurvedic Healing Community – ASHAexperience
So this was the moment I knew I could only help myself. I called Bijoya, and with her and ASHAexperience. I started my journey to India for Panchakarma. I knew I needed at least 21 days of healing. I learned I can’t do it alone and I knew this time I am only taking time for myself. Only me and 21 days.
Everyone around me, friends, family, and even my closest ones said: Anja, are you crazy why are you going to India for a classical Panchakarma? And what is this even? And Ayurveda? How should this help you heal?
I left everyone behind with their fears and horror scenarios. I know now it is time to heal holistically and Ayurveda is 5000 years old. They know what healing really means and is about.
Ayurvedic Doctors Consultation at ASHAexperience
I had a three-month preparation time with my Ayurvedic doctor. All consultation was done online. During Covid, it was easy to handle. I have already started to change my eating habits. Also, I needed to take a look at Ayurvedic medicines to prepare my body, mind, and soul for the trip. The whole organization was done by ASHAexperience. This was the most stressful part for me to let go of control. I had put all my hope, fears, and trust into this journey and Bijoya’s hands because I knew this will change everything. Was it easy? Not for me who started working less, letting go of the unhealthy hustler mentally. Start taking care of myself.
Not only was I changing my eating habits, but I did also start journaling again and meditating in the morning. This helps also a lot to have the go from the Ayurvedic doctor: I am ready now for India. Ready for the 21-day journey.
Travel Experience in India for Ayurvedic Treatment
I only organized flights and visas by myself. Other than that I was arriving in India, got picked up and a driver was bringing me into this beautiful resort. Everyone there knew I would be coming. Since the first day they have taken care of me. I gave all the documents from the doctor to my Ayurvedic doctor and when I had my first consultation they knew half of my story already.
It started in my consultation that the doctors treated me holistically. We were talking one hour about my condition mentally, physically and also my soul. After this I had a chat with a nutritionist and then I got my first treatment and got to know my therapists. They went on the journey with me for 21 days every single day.
I decided to let go of all control and told my doctors if they and my nutritionist can take care of my diet during the 21 days. So my focus was only on myself and how I feel about what they did. I got my therapy plan, and a plan from the nutritionist as advice on what to follow and what not. This is up to everyone itself. If you keep following what they suggest without judging you will have the best results. I was talking every day to the doctors and if something needed to be adjusted they did. And I can tell you they did more than what I expected. Never in my whole life I was asking for so much. I was asking for changes in my diet, I was telling my therapists everyday if I needed soft or more intense treatment especially when they massaged. Was this easy for me? Not in the beginning, because I was raised not to put yourself in the middle. Telling my needs and what feels good for me was my biggest healing process in this 21 day journey. Was it always easy? No Did I have good and bad times? Yes, especially mentally.
It took 10 days for me to really feel relaxed and to let go of fears, thoughts and how this process needs to go. Before my journey I was reading a lot about what people achieve in this Panchakarma every state they go through. This comparison stopped on the third day when my doctor said: Anja you have to let go of this. It dresses you out to achieve something. Just open yourself up to us and trust the process. Anything is allowed and anything is ok. Are you good with this? Ok. I needed the proof of my doctors to heal my deep beliefs, doubts and mental issues. She started to suggest implementing a routine while I was there and that was the time I started to understand these routines are helping to come back in balance and later if I keep doing them back home to work as prevention.
Little did I know that all these steps and the way Panchakarma treatments are built up helped me to cure. That was just the start of my healing journey. Does it finish when I come home? No, because there you keep continuing. Do I have to do it alone? No, I got help from ASHAexperience, my doctors and myself, since it needs a commitment from your side to really change something and have the intention to heal. Otherwise it will not work and then it really starts to become preventive.
Developing a morning routine without getting stressed out
The routine started already, and my treatment was every day at the same time.
I was getting up every day at 7am. Staring to brush my teeth and then having my hot water sip by sip sitting on my Terrasse watching and listening to the ocean. Most of the time I was taking a walk on the beach and after this I was having breakfast.
During those 21 days I got to know yoga for the first time and also pranayama (a yogic breathing technique). I started to implement breathing into my daily routine and also meditation to calm my mind. I also started to journal again. I was just writing down what I have been thankful for during the day. This process I kept up for 21 days.
I was not doing everything in the morning because most of the routines I got to know while I was there. I knew yoga, meditation, breathing and journaling from back home already, but the deeper sense and how to combine breathing and meditation works and how important those little steps can be for you to improve your wellbeing. I experienced this myself when I was leaving India back to Munich.
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