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Unrelenting Abandon

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Unrelenting Abandon

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“The pain is unrelenting; one does not abandon, even briefly, one’s bed of nails, but is attached to it wherever one goes.”
(William Styron – American Writer and Novelist, 1925-2006)

This was shot along the Ganges at Venimadhava ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) on a Sunday morning.
This man was having a traditional ayurvedic foot massage and he was in a state of unrelenting abandon…
Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that was developed in the Indian subcontinent hundreds of years ago.
According to the principle of Ayurveda, the human body is composed of a unique mixture of energies, called ‘dosha’.
This unique mixture differs from person to person.
person’s ‘dosha’ determines the kind of lifestyle that that person should lead, the ailments he or she will be susceptible to, the sort of food to be partaken, etc.
Thus Ayurveda bases treatment based on a person’s unique ‘dosha’.

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Being Well

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Being Well

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“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. ”
(Marcus Valerius Martialis- Latin poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula), 40-103)

This was shot along the Ganges at Venimadhava ghat in Varanasi (Benaras) on a Sunday morning.
Those young men were having traditional ayurvedic massage from each other.
Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that was developed in the Indian subcontinent hundreds of years ago.
Ayurvedic massage therapy does not provide a complete therapeutic cure but it helps the organism to receive nitrient material from within the body and to expel toxins.
Certain ailments related to the muscles, ligaments and nervous system can be completely healed through good ayurvedic massage therapy, it is also an ideal remedy for pain.
The practisioner mostly works with the knowledge of the “marmas” or Indian pessure points.

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