" Life is the union of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.” Charaka Samhita "
Ayurveda originates in India, where this traditional system of natural medicine is still considered sacred. Nowhere else does its regenerating mystery unfold as directly as in the light- and scent-flooded atmosphere of its country of origin. Because man and environment are, as Ayurveda always emphasizes, inextricably interrelated.
First class Ayurveda resorts in India offer a stylish and sophisticated ambiance in which one can feel relaxed and at ease. Stress-reducing and empowering applications combined with the expert diagnosis and advice of an experienced Ayurvedic doctor will give you a new feeling of being, day by day. A sense of well-being, dissociation and peace take hold.
Based on our many years of experience, we recommend a series of carefully selected Ayurvedic resorts that distinguish themselves by their high quality Ayurvedic therapy, excellent atmosphere and reasonable price range. They offer you first class service and a special atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. A stay in any of these wonderful resorts can be completely tailored to your specific schedule. Enjoy a few soothing days of Ayurveda to round off a trip through India, or allow yourself a longer cleansing and revitalization treatment (Panchakarma).
Panchakarma means five treatments to remove toxins from the body and to support the natural rhythms of the body. It is a minimum of 14 days preventive and/or curative treatment to detoxify and cleanse the body and mind. It reinforces the immune system and leaves the body healthier, stronger and free from chronic ailments. The Panchakarma Detoxification Programme is an unique opportunity to cleanse and rejuvenate physically and mentally in a pure, spiritual, yogic environment. One should approach the program with the idea to retreat from normal life and use the time to connect to body, mind and soul.
Panchakarma removes toxins from the digestive system, bowels, lungs, blood vessels and nervous system. It strengthens the muscles and joints and helps in the hormone secretion of all glands. It improves the appetite, sleep quality, sexuality, concentration and memory. No wonder many people feel like they have a new body after Panchakarma!
Those whole live with constant stress and strain from their work and daily lifestyle, addicts of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, those who have been taking prescription medicines over a long period of time, those who suffer from ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism, chronic digestive problems, constipation, migraines, obesity, insomnia, or just about anybody who feels the need to purify their body.
Minimum 21 to 28 days for a normal, healthy person. The first day will be dedicated to consultations with the doctor and rest. The treatment begins on the second day and there will be one or two rest days between phases of the treatment, depending on how well your body is responding.
Before the actual detoxification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage it to release toxins. Two procedures are used for this : Snehana and Swedana.
Snehana is a full-body massage with medicated herbal oils. The oil is massaged into the body in a particular manner in order to move the toxins towards the gastro-intestinal tract. The oil also penetrates the skin leaving the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple, thus helping to remove stress and nourish the nervous system. Snehana is given for 3 to 7 days as indicated
When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated bronchitis attacks, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting. This therapy eliminates the Kapha causing the excess mucus.
When excess bile (Pitta) is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic fever, vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurveda suggests in these conditions, the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative.
The nose is the doorway to the brain and also the entryway to one’s inner self. The nasal administration of medicated drops is recommended for an excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinuses, throat, nose or head areas
The predominant location for Vata is the colon. Basti therapy involves the introduction of herbal decoctions and medicated oil preparations into the rectum. It relieves constipation, digestive problems, chronic fever, colds, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pains, backache, sciatica and various joint pains. Many other Vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches can also be treated with Basti.
Tropical ambience – Beaches – Backwaters – Mountains – Wildlife – Spice gardens – Tea plantations – Culture – Temples – Ayurveda – Yoga – Spirituality – Festivals – Kathakali
Kerala is ideal for adventure trips, in combination with yoga, Ayurveda and the tourist highlights of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
The fascinating thing about Kerala, also called “God’s own country” in India, is the multi-faceted scenic beauty. Blue-green water, delightful mountain regions, swinging coconut trees, fertile rice fields and wide beaches offer a varied and relaxing panorama. Kerala is world famous for its numerous lagoons and canals; lined by palms, they crisscross the state and are also known as the ‘backwaters’. A boat ride through the picturesque world of these waterways gives one of the most exciting impressions of South India.
The mountain regions of Kerala captivate with their tropical forests, waterfalls, tea, coffee and spice plantations and species-rich wildlife reserves. You can see elephants and other wild animals in the wild here. The secrets of Indian cuisine are also revealed directly in nature, because Kerala is literally “the land where the pepper grows”. In the numerous spice gardens, pepper, cardamom, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric and pimento are grown. On the historically important Malabar Coast, where the pulse of Indian life can be felt more than in any other region, many nations have left their mark. Impressive palaces, churches, mosques and a synagogue are signs of a diverse and tolerant culture. The famous Chinese fishing nets, which had already found their way to Kerala in the 13th century, form an atmospheric setting for a sunset on the Arabian Sea.
A special cultural attraction is the spectacular Kathakali dance theater, with characters with elaborately painted faces and colorful costumes that, in a mix of drama, dance, music and rituals, perform episodes of the Hindu epics. The traditional Kalarippayattu, an art of movement with elements from hatha yoga, dance, martial arts and healing arts, is another impressive experience.
Kerala is a world-renowned center of Ayurvedic medicine, that ancient Indian “science of life” which aims at activating the self-healing powers of the body through holistic therapies and massages. Treatment centers in scenic locations invite you to experience the unique regenerating effect of Ayurveda directly in the country of its origin. Inside India recommends excellent treatment centers for ayurvedic treatments and naturopathy, located right by the sea, at the backwaters or in the mountains, forming the perfect ambience for a relaxing Ayurveda cure for every season and every taste.