It’s that time of the year when everyone comes to India for a bit of yoga, a little retreating and some inner peace .
If you were heading to Ananda up from Rishikesh and Dehradun earlier this week you may have bumped into HRH Prince Charles and Camellia, Duchess of Cornwall who are in India for a spot of R&R.
I met Prince Charles many years ago when I visited his country estate High Grove (the gardens are famous) as part of a press delegation. He was charming and made time for every member of the delegation which was rather thoughtful.
I an not sure what the royal agenda was but I recommend Ananda’s fourteen-day panchkarma because when you choose a place like Ananda its worthwhile to experience an intensive Ayurvedic programme.
In ayurvedic texts a minimum of 14 days is required to detoxify and rebalance the body using five recommended treatments. This is usually done once a year .
There are 21 day programs as well for more specific treatments.
Go to www.anandaspa .com for details of treatments and packages .
Ananda also has a healer in residence this month as part of their Visiting Masters programme.
Rosemarie Gorke specialises in creative meditation and art therapy. Both are gentle ways of releasing inner demons and letting go of unwanted baggage.
You can choose many ways to spa. You can go to a spa holiday or you can choose a spa retreat.
If you go to a spa retreat it is always beneficial to elevate your experience into a psycho spiritual one by upping the yoga, meditation and silence and working with healers.
Your body is at its most relaxed with the treatments and therapies so your mind and soul become more receptive to healing.