The second method of rejuvenation, Vatatapika (from the Sanskrit “Vata” or air and “Tapika” or sunlight), was gentler and allowed the person to engage in the normal activities of everyday life. It was historically given to royalty who could not abandon their duties of state. In the past 1600 years, the technique of Kayakalpa became fragmented and currently in disuse in its entirety in India. It remains as a legend in the psyche of the modern Indian.
Revival of Vatatapika Kayakalpa
In 1979 Dr Raam Pandeya synthesized ancient healing modalities in both the Ayurvedic and Siddha systems as well as as contemporary applications to recreate the art and science of Vatatapika Kayakalpa; a comprehensive system of purifying, nurturing and regenerating the vital energy of the body, mind and psyche. He remains the sole living master of this discipline.