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DISCOVER YOUR INNER ENERGY WITH DARSHNA PARMAR

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A FORMER FASHION ARTIST WITH A SOLID KNOWLEDGE ON THE WORLD OF PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING, DARSHNA PARMAR EXPLAINS TO JOSÉ M. SAINZ-MAZA HER VISION OF HUMAN NATURE, TALKS ABOUT HER PROJECTS AND REFLECTS ON THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL PRACTICES IN HEALTH.

Words By José M. Sainz-Maza

Body Form

An incoming email notification makes me realise that there has been a small misunderstanding, and as I turn on the camera and initiate the meeting, I greet the welcoming smile of Darshna Parmar. She rightly points out that in Great Britain they are also on daylight-saving time and the time difference between Berlin and London is one hour shorter than I anticipated. “Don’t worry, these things happen,” she says without a hint of discontent. Darshna is a woman who conveys calm and good vibes, even from thousands of kilometers away and through the screen of my Mac.

Prior to our meeting, we exchanged a few emails and I spent some time exploring her website, The Conscious Womb Birthing School, an interesting initiative combining spiritual mentoring, traditional Indian medicine and counselling for pregnant women during gestation and childbirth. Discussing the nature of her professional activity and the motivations behind it, Darshna’s eyes sparkle with enthusiasm. “I teach people to connect with their intuition. My background is in fashion, and I consider myself an artist. I really like to analyse the world through images and project ideas on a very graphic level. At the same time, I have always had a very strong interest in yoga, meditation, philosophy… and all this took me step by step on a deeper journey. I help people to discover their inner energy, connect with their deep self. In the end, our root energy is also sexual energy that connects our physical dimension with the spiritual one and also with the cosmos.”

For a layman like me, the concepts thrown up by Darshna sound as attractive as they are cryptic, so I ask her about her vision of the connection between Ayurveda and people’s general well-being, as well as its impact on maternity. “Like any holistic practice, it is about self-knowledge,” she explains gently.

“In Ayurveda there are 5 elements -earth, water, fire, air and ether- that make us up and whose comprehension allows us to reach a state of spiritual communion that helps us better understand ourselves and feel good physically.” Darshna smiles, then goes on. “To summarize it in a few words, the combination of these elements defines the temperament of each person, and the predominance of one of the 3 possible combinations or another results in different characters, and also different body compositions.”

“Discovering your own nature is essential to feel happier and healthier.”

The 3 possible combinations of the classical elements are known as dosha in this ancient Indian medicine discipline: pitta, kapha and vata, bodily humors that are related to physical morphology, functioning of the digestive apparatus and personality of each individual. “It is closely connected to the way your body metabolizes energy from food, how it interacts with the environment and the rest of the elements in the Universe” Darshna tells me. “But everything is controlled at the end of the day by the mind, so it is not only about how you digest edible foodstuff, but also thoughts. To acknowledge your own unique nature helps you be more centered and focused, and this reverts to a fuller happiness.”

KUNDALINI and consciousness

Baby Brain

In relation to gestation and motherhood in general, Darshna describes the way the electromagnetic fields connecting everything in the material world are linked to the sexual energy flowing within each person, which makes the bond between mother and child arise even before the new life is conceived. “Before you get pregnant, you already know somehow that it is happening, and this intuition that arises from the alignment of mind and body makes you ready. At The Conscious Womb Birthing School I teach women to recognize it and be aware of what it entails so that they can synchronize their heart and brain and lead to a healthy and fruitful pregnancy.

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“The more you think about something, the more it becomes a reality, and this is how energy becomes physical, by focusing on it in a conscious way.”

We call this prenatal cognition, it puts the mother in tune with nature and guarantees a positive development of the pregnancy.”

When asked about people’s interest in these types of techniques in the UK, as well as how the trend is evolving, Darshna gives me a subtle discontented look, but immediately adopts her characteristic positive and inspiring tone. “Unlike what happens in America, in the UK most holistic practices are not yet legally allowed in hospitals. However, this is slowly changing, as people are increasingly aware of the benefits of this traditional knowledge, and even many midwives recommend it. Many people are still reluctant to anything that sounds ‘spiritual’, but then privately admit their interest in knowing more,” she reveals. “In any case, it depends on each person. If a woman is completely sure that she prefers to go to a hospital for medical assistance, or the conditions of her pregnancy require it, that is the most convenient thing to do, of course.”

Darshna, who began training in Ayurveda techniques 10 years ago, connecting it with fertility and gestation three years later, opened her school of emotional and spiritual assistance for pregnant women in 2019. It is very clear Darshna is an expert, and her effortless eloquence makes it easy to understand what initially seemed rather complex. By combining Ayurvedic knowledge, Kundalini, meditation and quantum theory she established her KMRT® method, which stands for Kundalini Magnetic Resonance Therapy. “I believe in this special alchemy that makes us transform with energy the world around us and bring it to specific things,” she says with a smile.

Hip Synergy

Since our conversation has a lot to do with health, I do not want the interview to end without having asked her about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her business, especially in a country as affected as the UK. “It is interesting how the fear of many people to go to hospitals during the last few months has caused them to feel an increasing interest in home births,” Darshna reflects. Pausing in thought for a moment, she continues, “many women are also waiting now until the last moment to go to the delivery room, as they are realising that hospitals are not essential in every single case, that life finds its way, and they can also use other kinds of support.”

“Practices like KMRT®, which is based on ancestral knowledge but also relies on science, have always been around. Lately, many people are becoming more and more conscious and their interest in their physical and spiritual well-being increases as they seek a closer relationship with nature,” she states, and is not mistaken: traditional medicine is a growing trend in Europe, as reported by some media in recent years.

“Ultimately, this is also a shift towards sustainability. I teach the way to self-discovery, communion with oneself and with nature, and to depend less on drugs and artificial solutions that are not always necessary.”

The almost 40 minutes of interview flew by as we discussed her work, providing ample food for thought as to the diverse approaches toward what we would now think of as ‘natural’ societal norms. The time has come to say goodbye, and when I ask Darshna how she is going to spend the rest of her week, her answer comes without hesitation: “I’ll be helping other women discover their inner energy.”

To see Darshna’s work please visit her portfolio website https://www.darshnaparmar.com.