View from the window of our treatment room, the one where you'll find yourself if you decide to have any beauty treatments. . We have Ayurvedic hair treatments, mani/pedicures as well as facials. . Photo with thanks to @ursefied007
How do you start your period of detoxing? . By a cleansing visit to the Tirtha Empul temple, one of Bali's holiest. . Meaning ‘holy water spring’, the water feeds various purification baths, pools and fish ponds surrounding its perimeter. Various sites throughout the area and several archaeological remains refer to local myths and legends. . It may be an historical site but it retains its significance in today’s world, especially one as spiritual as Bali.
Located on our grounds––our very own temple, used for your leaving ceremony. . Known as the letting-go ceremony this is when you get to burn all the negative thoughts which have come up during your stay and which we encourage you to write down. . Everything you want to get rid of will go up in smoke. . Photo with thanks to @ursefied 007
Every morning, prior to your treatment, our therapists chant to Dhanvantari, god of healing and Ayurveda. . Thus they invoke his blessing on the work they are about to perform.
Rain, rain down the drain, but how did you get back up again?! . This year the rains started in December and have been pretty torrential ever since. We needed it though, as this period was preceded by 7 years of drought. . And Ayurveda tells us the best time to do a Panchakarma is during the wet. . Photo with thanks to @ursefied007
Yoga teacher Tekok working his magic.
Offerings for the gods. . Prior to every major Balinese temple ceremony, there is a great deal of preparation. . For example, elaborate decorations are made from coloured dough, rolled into intricate shapes, as seen here. . Photo with thanks to @oneworldayurveda
The penultimate branch of Ayurveda is psychiatry or Manas Roga Chikitsa, which treats disorders of the mind, a branch for which there is a huge need in today's world. . Psychological conditions such as depression are almost epidemic whilst children are increasingly being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. . Regularly prescribed, drug-based medicine can lead to all kinds of side-effects. . Ayurveda uses herbal remedies and treatments for the mind, which we will continue to share with you.
Congratulations Dr Ninnu! Today you have become a married man. . OWA wishes you and Resmi happiness and a long and peaceful life together.