The last two and a half weeks have flown by and I can’t believe I’ve only got a week to go, I could easily stay longer. I’m getting far too used to having daily massages, not having to cook or do any chores and basically just being spoilt rotten.
For a change of scenery I ask to move rooms on the second week. A couple of the rooms are empty now and I spy a room I like the look of. It still has a lovely view over the lake and it has a bath which is a bonus. Fingers crossed the hot water sticks around.
My new room is called Dhanvantari, meaning the God of Ayurveda, wisdom and love of life. I’m going to love this room! Not that I didn’t like Ganesh, just nice to have a change.
My last morning Basti goes well and I’m very happy it’s the final one. My blood pressure on the last day is 85/60 and pulse is still 62. That day I have yet another whole body massage, a Picu, Siro Dhara plus another Ayurvedic class, this time with Dr Kristina. This class is on food which again I find very interesting.
The next day I have my last evening Basti, it’s quite a relief to have both morning and evening ones all done and dusted. I’m feeling really great and extremely clean inside! I still feel a bit weak but my blood pressure is on the rise at 90/70 the following day then 100/60 the day after that with my pulse increasing to 72 and weight now at 53kg. I’m back on the normal diet and Dr Rishi has also instructed the home ladies to make me a toasted banana every day now for afternoon tea. This is extremely yummy and cooked with butter, brown sugar and toasted almonds.
Each day I complete my morning routines along with my early lakeside walk then I have various treatments throughout the day. One day I have a whole body massage, a Picu, head and foot program, a Chakra Basti and a Siro Dhara all in one day – talk about spoilt! This Chakra Basti focuses on my Swadhisthana chakra which is located at the coccyx.
I have a rest day scheduled for the Thursday however I ask Dr Kristina if I can move some of the treatments from later in the week to the morning of my rest day as other days are very full. So on my rest day I have a private Yoga session, a follow up consultation, a spinal program and a Chakra Basti – this one focuses on my Vishuddhi Chakra (throat centre).
Tonight I sadly say goodbye to a lovely lady I’ve got to know the last two weeks from Denmark. We were planning on spending the afternoon walking up to the Peace Stupa however some big rains hit then later on a thunder storm – so pleased we didn’t get caught half way up.
We get a beautiful view of the Peace Stupa from the happy house. Balanced on a narrow ridge high above Lake Fewa, the brilliant white World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organisation to promote world peace.
I may try and fit this in before I leave otherwise I have a feeling I’ll be back.