Amnanda: the Gateway to Bliss, an Ayurvedic gift.
Ayurveda seeks to identify the root cause of a disease and then uses either cleansing or pacifying approaches to restore homeostasis to the body. However, increasingly I have understood that it can be very hard for some clients to retain balance once achieved. This is often due to long standing patterns and their unique psycho-somatic behaviours born out of a lifetime of personal experiences. Particularly, if someone is fundamentally stuck in their behaviour patterns as a result of painful experiences.
No matter what cleansing, digestion enhancing, rejuvenating potions are used getting to the core of the problem for the long-term does not always work. We are complex beings and what we feel and how we act directly correlates with our level of health.
What is Amnanda?
Amnanda is a profound 2000 year old Ayurvedic healing technique that was originally only administered by Tibetan monks. It is a therapeutic treatment that ultimately develops the complete harmony, affection and peace within the individual. When there is harmony, affection and peace, then a permanent good state of health is more attainable.
From the Sanskrit Am translates as gateway or pathway. Ananda translates to bliss. Therefore, Amnanda is the Gateway to Bliss and this is readily experienced and seen by clients.
An Amnanda course takes one year to complete.
The client receives one body treatment a month. Different potentized herbal oils are used throughout the course and the treatment itself is done with a very light touch. The body is anointed with herbal oil monthly as opposed to being massaged.
The client can experience profound states of relaxation during the treatment where they sometimes transcend to a different peaceful state.
While undergoing Amnanda, the client drinks two types of teas throughout the whole year.
One is a special first flush, shade grown green tea to support the digestive and immune systems. The second is a balancing tea to maintain emotional balance. Each month works on rejuvenating different tissues in the body and addresses dysfunctional psycho-somatic processes.
After an appointment, the client cannot come back until two weeks have elapsed and then must be before six weeks. This is because the healing process continues in-between the clients’ treatments. It is a continual process that cannot be broken or else the client would need to start again.
What can be treated using Amnanda?
Amnanda can be used in a huge range of conditions. It primarily works to clear the remnants leftover from painful experiences.
This can be based on physically, emotionally or mentally painful events.
After some traumatic events there is a manifestation of the trauma that remains.
In Ayurvedic terminology this can be referred to as Ama, or unwanted, disruptive matter. Amnanda slowly over the course of the year removes these crystallisations, which then allows the cells to function properly again.
In Ayurveda there is also a term known as khavaigunya, which loosely can be translated to meaning a weak spot. When the body has a painful experience a cellular trace associated with that experience can remain and create a weak spot. This can then influences the future nature of cellular replication and therefore, function in that particular area. Ama can particularly get dislodged in these weak spots and therefore perpetual disfunction can occur in these areas.
What happens after Amnanda?
After the client has received their twelfth treatment the process does not end there. In the next year or so there can be many more profound changes that occur for the client as their new cellular replication comes into force.
Amnanda is only ever received once in a person’s life. However, in a few limited cases Amnanda 2 can be received. This is more of a wellbeing treatment to merely enjoy being anointed by the herbal oils but the effect is very minimal in comparison to the first process.
Is Amnanda suitable for all?
There are a few conditions where it is not suitable, which can be established by contacting me.
For illnesses or imbalances that are more prevalent due to blockages or slow metabolism, then alternatively there is the renaissance of a very ancient treatment called Moksha. Moksha specifically removes blockages in order to move towards a freer state.
Do you need to prepare in any way for Amnanda?
Adjusting to an Ayurvedic way of eating before you begin reduces the amount of gross metabolic waste in your system, thus facilitating a smoother journey.