Panchakarma Journal: Retreat Packing List

Buddha Reflecting by Morgan Ellis

The day is finally is here!  Today I pack and drive to Sedona to begin my Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation treatment.  Whew, its a good thing I'm driving because I am bringing so much stuff.  This treatment is all about "me" - purifying my mind, body and soul, restoring balance and health, and going forward in harmony with nature.   That basically translates into a complete overhaul.   And, that is the reason for so much stuff.

The Packing List (in addition to the usual personal care needs, etc.):

Food (for the Body)
  • Ghee
  • Mung Dal
  • Basmati Rice
  • Fresh Ginger Root
  • Fresh Fruit (pears, apples, mangoes, guavas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • Dried Fruit (apricots, prunes, raisins, cranberries)
  • Fresh Vegetables and Herbs (cilantro, sweet onion, garlic, celery, carrots, green and yellow zucchini, tomatoes, red leaf and romaine lettuce, baby potatoes, cauliflower, red bell pepper, asparagus)
  • Spices (yellow mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ground coriander, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, Himalayan pink salt)
  • Herbs (Triphala, Ashwagandha, Amalaki)
  • Teas (green chai, ginger)
  • Purified Drinking Water

Books, Music and Magazines (for the Mind)
  • Ayurveda and Panchakarma Books
  • Sacred Yantra Coloring Book
  • Tarot Books (not directly related to Panchakarma, but of personal interest)
  • Yoga Journal Magazine
  • Music CDs
Various (for the Soul)
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Mala (Prayer Beads)
Art Supplies (for the Soul and Mind)
  • Journal and Extra Blank Notebooks
  • All Purpose Sketch Pad
  • Watercolor Sketch Pad
  • Charcoal Pencil Set
  • Colored Pencils Set
  • Watercolors Set and Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Others (for the Mind, Body and Soul)
  • Yoga, Meditation and Dance DVDs
  • Essential Oils
  • Epsom Salt
  • Calcium Bentonite Clay
  • Baking Soda
  • Sea Salt
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Organic Coconut Oil
Clothes (for the Body)
  • Yoga Pants, Shorts and Tops
  • Loose Long and Short Dresses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sarongs
  • Head Wrap/Scarf (for meditation)
  • Sandals
  • Tennis Shoes
Extras (for Fun)
  • Camera and Extra Lenses
  • Video Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Chargers and Memory Cards
  • Laptop for Blogging, Online Journal

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