First, it was yoga. Then, it was gyms. 'Spinning' as a form of exercise then took over as the new rage. Soon, power yoga, artistic yoga and martial arts infiltrated the fad circles.
And now, it's the time of the AyurvedaPanchakarma to bask in the limelight. Well-known faces of the city's social circuit seem to be quite taken up by the five detoxification processes (Panchakarma). We've heard of quite a few of them giving it a shot — Neerav and Kinnary Panchamia, Ekta Shah Manjrekar, Channda Patil to name a few.That people are weight and fitness conscious is a known fact. And when a fitness regime seems to work, word spreads. Panchakarma is the detoxification of the body and mind, we're told. Fashion designer Kinnary Panchamia says, "I had heard a lot about it from friends. When your body is feeling clogged and heavy, this helps it detoxify." Kinnary and her husband Neerav did one of the Panchakarma processes a couple of weeks back. "You can't imagine the toxins that your body can have!" quips Kinnary. While the processes are different, the result is the same — purification, she points out.
Today, we all lead lifestyles wherein we don't sleep enough and don't have that push to work out. This gives you that push to be healthy," she adds.Both Shubhika and Kinnary tried the process in groups. It gets easier when you know your friends are doing it too, they say. "In fact, six of us did it together," Kinnary says.Another common friend of theirs, Channda Patil, entrepreneur and social worker, says Panchakarma is on the cards for her. "Everybody's doing it! We eat so much junk food and meat that it seems like a good idea to go on a 12-day detoxification process," she says. And, an added advantage is that one also tends to lose weight as all the dirt and toxins are pushed out.
"You lose the unnecessary junk stored in the body so it's a win-win situation," she adds. Well, seems like it has quite a grip on the city. firstname.lastname@example.org