Friday, September 13, 2013

Back in Amritapuri...writing...reading academic articles...loads of statistics...

quite an ascetic life, and a hard exercise of concentration...and focus.
Yet running and swimming almost every day, keeping fit, taking care of myself in the craziness of Amma's birthday preparations, it agoraphobic franticness.
Praying a lot in front of Her.
Fully aware of the work I need to do, the choices, the routes I only can take, not expecting anybody to hold my hand to: read, write, synthesize, compare, critic... compile... and then take decisions... state opinions...make proposals to Gujarat institutions for example...

help yourself... Amma will help you!

So here is the 2nd article on its way:

Working title: Institutional responses for Waste management in India: from empirical examples to theoretical economical frameworks, matrix of institutions efficiency

as well as a proposal of Integrated Waste Management System as well on the desk of key commissioners in SUDA (Surat Urban Development Authority)... and Coimbatore.

I thought I would have the time and the energy to do an panchakharma so I... started! but got only as far as ...the haircut!

And it gets really cold... up there...
so I covered my head, and am now waiting for some quieter times to continue with the Ayurvedic treatments that come with it.
At least the haircut, the shaving I should say, is in a way, helping me to get more inside...deeper... to stop looking at mirrors, let the image fade away, the need to feel the looks, get confirmations...
only to smile more... at get closer to inner-self and a better understanding too...

And more time just as well to thank the grace I am currently feeling in some of those projects starting ....
with the Government of Gujarat, the 2 articles on major national publications, a strong push to the belief I pursue and the model I am developing of an Integrated Waste Management Integrated System...

after having taught in 2 -3 of the most prestigious universities in India: IITM, Nirma Uni in Ahmedabad, and workshop in IIMA...
a long journey between waste sites and classrooms, with key meetings at the highest regional institutional levels.

It feels like I have crossed my own desert this year and the inner journey is finally helping to get a clear vision on my own academic and SE pursuits...
but not a path paved with flowers!!

I can only bow, thank the Divine and carry on working even harder now that some senses are back...

Ayurveda (in Sanskrit Āyurveda means "life-knowledge) or ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine
By the medieval period, ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments. Current practices derived (or reportedly derived) from ayurvedic medicine are regarded as part of complementary and alternative medicine, and, along with siddha and Traditional Chinese medicine, form the basis forsystems medicine.
Jiva Ayurveda provides authentic Ayurvedic treatment and medicines for all kinds of chronic and lifestyle disorders such as diabetes, arthritis, stress, migraine, high blood pressure, skin diseases, asthma, spondylitis, obesity and sexual disorders, among others.
Ayurvedic medicines mainly comprise of powders, tablets, decoctions, medicated oils, etc., which are prepared from natural herbs, plants, and minerals. Panchakarma comprises a number of Ayurvedic therapies involving detoxification, therapeutic cleansing of the body and rejuvenation as a treatment for many chronic conditions.

Examples of treatments:
·       Patra Pinda Sveda-Leaf bundle massage 
Pamper yourself with the freshness of herbs packed in pouches, warmed in herbal oils and massaged onto the body.

Curative: muscular pain, inflammation and injuries

·       Pizhichil-Oil bath 
Indulge yourself lavishly as therapists pour warm oil and simultaneously massage your body with rhythmic hand movements.

Rejuvenative: supple skin, calm and relaxed mind

 general weakness, paralysis, nervous disorders, rheumatic ailments and muscle weakness

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