Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda Tour Package

The term Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit term “Ayu” meaning “life” and “Veda” meaning “knowledge”. The definite translation of “ Ayurveda” is “knowledge of life” or “right living”.
Ayurveda, the Indian “science of life”, is an ancient system of healing that sees health as our birthright. We are made of elements that create health when well-balanced and disease when imbalanced. Ayurveda’s goal is to help us help ourselves to re-balance and restore health.
Ayurveda teaches a proactive approach to avoiding illness: fresh food, daily exercise, relaxation/stress reduction, and regular cleansing. According to Ayurveda, the five elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) manifest in each of us in a unique way to give us our physical and mental qualities. These five basic elements then combine into three constitutions or doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha:
Vata -- energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and heartbeat. When vata energy is balanced, there is creativity and vitality. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety.
Pitta -- energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and temperature. In balance, pitta leads to contentment and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta can cause ulcers and arouse anger.
Kapha -- energy that controls growth in the body. It supplies water to all body parts, moisturizes the skin, and maintains the immune system. In balance, kapha is expressed as love and forgiveness. Out of balance, kapha leads to insecurity and envy.

Everyone has vata, pitta, and kapha, but usually 1 or 2 are dominant in a particular person. Many things can disturb the energy balance, such as stress, an unhealthy diet, the weather, and strained family relationships. The disturbance shows up as disease. Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe treatments to bring the doshas back into balance.

AYURVEDA TREATMENT

Pizhichil: - Luke warm herbals oils are applied over the body in the special rhythmic way continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. Benefit: - This treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like Arthritis, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Paralysis-Agitanus, Sexual Weakness, Nervous Weakness and Nervous Disorders.

Njavarakizhi : Njavarakizhi is one of traditional treatment forms of Astavaidya tradition in Kerala. It is a procedure by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire ,by the application of certain medicinal drugs with Njavara(special variety of rice that grows in 60 days.) rice puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. This is applied for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days.
Benefit: - This treatment is very useful for rheumatism, pain in joints, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases.

Thakra Dhara & Ksheera Dhara : Description: - herbals oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., are poured on the forehead in a special method for about 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days.
Benefit: - This treatment is very useful for insomnia, vatha predominated diseases, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

Sirovasthi: Medicated oil is poured to your head and maintained in it for some time using a cap or bandage. Luke warm herbal oils are held in the head for about 15 to 60 minutes according to the condition of the patient for a period of 7 to 14 days.
Benefit: - This treatment removes dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat and removes facial paralysis, severe headache and other vatha troubles.

Udvarthanam : This treatment is a typical powder massage. In this procedure certain special herbal powders are applied to the body in a particular way for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 21 days. Benefit: - This treatment is found to be very effective for obesity, hemiplegia, paralysis, skin diseases, impaired circulation and other similar kapha predominant diseases.

Abhyangam : Ancient Indian Ayurvedic oil massage therapy for healing and detoxifying Body, Mind and Spirit. In this strokes are given corresponding to the disease for 45 minutes per day for 14 days. Benefit: - Nourishes mind and body, Rejuvenates the whole body, Increases longevity, Delays aging, Relives fatigue, Builds stamina, Promotes deeper sleep, Cleans your body (detoxify).

Nasyam : It is one of the panchakarmas mentioned in Ayurveda. It is a process by which administering drops of herbal liquid preparations or medicated oils through nostrils for 7 to 14 days. This detoxification method is also known as Shirovirechana.
Benefit: - This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of headaches, paralysis, mental disorders, some type of skin disease.

Kizhi : Heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags and placed on the area to be treated. This is followed by specific massages, done using the fingers, heel of the hand or palm. The pressure application varies according to the nature of ailment and the spot. This treatment is for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.
Benefit: - This treatment is for osteoarthritis, arthritis with swelling, spondilosis and sports injuries.

Thalam : Special Ayurvedic oils are mixed with herbal powders are maintained at the top of the head for about 20 to 45 minutes.
Benefit: - This treatment is highly effective for to develop a general good feeling, ENT problems, Insomnia, Migraine, and Mental Disorders.

Kizhi : Heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags and placed on the area to be treated. This is followed by specific massages, done using the fingers, heel of the hand or palm. The pressure application varies according to the nature of ailment and the spot. This treatment is for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.
Benefit: - This treatment is for osteoarthritis, arthritis with swelling, spondilosis and sports injuries.



AYURVEDA PRIME BODY CARE

REJUVENATION THERAPY: This is personalized program that includes stimulating and purifying therapies, daily yoga, and medication and Dosha – specific ayurvedic diet to help to reduce stress, improve health and address common ailments or simply delay the aging process.

BODY PURIFICATION THERAPY: - Panchakarma deals with restoration of youth with help of medicated oils. this special treatment of oil messages prescribed in the ancient Indian medical lore have been practiced in Kerala for many centuries, practiced in accordance with great works of “ Charaka Samhita”.

STRESS MANAGEMENT THERAPY:- Special ayurvedic massage with formulated herbal oils and steam bath to remove stress and strain and enable one to lead a fatigue free life, creating positive changes, reducing and managing stress and enhancing synergy in your life through a balanced approach.

SLIMMING PROGRAMME: Special health program with herbal oil massage and ayurvedic medicines to help you lose excess weight and streamline your body. The complete natural way without exercising or dieting,

BEAUTY CARE PROGRAMME: Ayurvedic beauty therapy take care of pimples, wrinkles, acne, sagging of the skin and falling of hair. The oil nourishes and cleanses the tissues to make the complexion glowing and youthful, smoothes wrinkles and enhances beauty.

SPINE AND NECK CARE PROGRAMME: This special treatment keeps your spine and neck healthy and cures problems related to neck and spine.

ANTI AGEING PROGRAMME: The various cells and tissues of the body undergo changes as age advances. So it is necessary to rejuvenate the body systems for a better harmony of body, mind and soul. Ayurveda prescribes treatment for repairing the wear and tear of the body due to ageing process.after proper purification by evacuating measures, one can increase the vital energy called ‘Ojas’ which improves strength and vitality through the ‘Rasayana’ intake.
This process ensures prolonged lifespan, youthfulness, good health, fine complexion, intellect, power of retention and strength.

DETOXIFICATION PROGRAMME: This therapy has been designed not only detox the body but also the mind. This personalized program includes stimulating and purifying dosha specific ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation and Dosha- Specific ayurvedic diet to help to detox, reduce stress and improve health.

ARTHRITIS CARE: An integrated holistic Therapy approach to control Arthritis and to rejuvenate overall body systems so to lead painless and healthy life.

DIABETTES CARE: An integrated holistic way to control blood sugar so to enhance vitality and to improve the quality of life and well being



YOGA

Yoga is a universally known generic term for the physical, mental and spiritual practices or discipline which originated in ancient India with a view to achieve a state of permanent peace. The word "Yoga" came from the Sanskrit word "yuj" which means "to unite or integrate." This means joining or combining all aspects of the individual - body with mind and mind with soul - to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life, and spiritually, uniting the individual with the supreme. There are 8 disciplines to yoga which must be practiced and refined in order to perceive the true self- the ultimate goal of Yoga:

Yama - Universal ethics: Non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, sexual restraint and non-acquisitiveness.
Niyama - Principles of self conduct: purity, contentment, intense dedication or austerity, study of self and scriptures and self-surrender.
Asana - practice of the postures.
Pranayama - Breath control.
Pratyahara - withdrawal and control of the senses.
Dharana - concentration.
Dhyana - meditation.
Samadhi - a state of higher consciousness where the sense of self (ego) dissolves in the object of meditation and the individual self exists in its own pure nature.

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,the ultimate aim of the yoga is to reach “Kaivalya”(emancipation or ultimate freedom).there are 7 main paths to achieve the ultimate goal of yoga- “Kaivalya”.

Hatha Yoga or Yoga of Postures = This branch of Yoga uses physical poses or Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation to achieve better health, as well as spirituality.it helps you to achieve a peaceful mind and healthy body to go along.

Bhakti Yoga or Yoga of Devotion = Bhakti Yoga is the path of the heart and devotion. Yogis who practice this branch see the "One" or the Divine in everyone and everything. Bhakti Yoga teaches a person to have devotion to the "One" or to Brahma by developing a person's love and acceptance for all things.

Raja Yoga or Yoga of Self-Control = Raja means "royal". This path is considered to be the King of Yoga and this may be due to the fact that most of its practitioners are members of religious and spiritual orders. Raja Yoga is based on the teachings of the eight limbs of Yoga found in the Yoga sutra. this yoga is perfect for the people who wish to learn discipline.

Jnana Yoga or Yoga of the Mind = Jnana Yoga is the path of Yoga that basically deals with the mind, and as such, it focuses on man's intelligence.

Karma Yoga or Yoga of Service = Karma Yoga is the path of service for in this path, it is believed that your present situation is based on your past actions. So by doing selfless service now, you are choosing a future that is free from negativity and selfishness. Karma Yogis change their attitude towards the good and in the process, change their souls, which leads to a change in their destiny.

Mantra Yoga = Mantra yoga involves reciting sacred syllables to reach perfection.

Laya Yoga or Yoga of Service = Laya yoga involves absorption in god to experience ultimate bliss.

Rishikes Ayurvedic Tour

04 Nights-05 Days
Delhi- Rishikesh

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi

Upon your arrival in Delhi, our representatives will meet you at the airport and will transferred to your hotel in Delhi, check in and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 02 - Delhi- Rishikesh

After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Ananda in Himalayas via Haridwar. The distance between Delhi and Ananda is about 255 kilometers which can be covered in approximately 5.5 hours. After relaxing and some time in Haridwar, we will continue the drive towards Ananda where we will stay for 03 nights. Upon arrival check in to hotel. The rest of the day is free; Overnight stay.

Day 03 - Rishikesh

The third day morning will begin with a delicious breakfast. During the first half of the day, guests will have an orientation session by Spa and Ayurveda experts regarding daily Yoga and Ayurvedic wellness regime plus diet schedule. In the second half of the day, guests can choose for an optional tour to Rishikesh. Apart from the sightseeing, Rishikesh is also ideal for enjoying some exciting sports like bungee jumping, white water rafting etc. Later, return to Ananda for leisure and an overnight stay.

Day 04 - Rishikesh

Enjoy your 3 days stay at Ananda Spa resort by pampering your nerves through an array of signature Ayurveda and Spa therapies with an option of Rishikesh visit during the evenings. Yoga, spa and Ayurveda, you can choose from any one to make your senses feel the pampering and warmth of these signature therapies in Ananda in the Himalayas. Overnight stay.

Day 05 - Rishkesh - Delhi

Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Delhi. Upon arriving in Delhi, our tour representative will escort you to the airport to board flight for your home town or onward destination.

Kerala Ayurvedic Tour

04 Nights-05 Days
Kovalam - Trivandrum

Day 01 - Kovalam - Trivandrum

On arrival at Trivandrum airport /Railway station, you will be greeted by our representative and will transfer you to Kovalam. On arrival check into Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at resort, Kovalam.

Day 02 - Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam

After the Breakfast, proceed to Trivandrum. visit, The Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum, Sri Padmanabha Temple. Afternoon back to kovalam and relax on the Beach, Overnight stay at resort, Kovalam.

Day 03 - Kovalam

Wake up early morning and get ready for Yoga and Meditation sessions at the resort conducted by hotel’s professional expert. The session is followed by breakfast. Later, reinvigorate your energies with specialized traditional Ayurvedic massages that are a vital part of all Kerala Ayurveda tour packages. Afternoon is free to spend at leisure and spend the night at the resort.

Day 04 - Kovalam

After Yoga and Meditation sessions in the morning, take your breakfast and get ready to recharge your energy with traditional Ayurvedic massages. Nights can be extend later on.

Day 05 - Depart Kovalam

After breakfast, check out from the resort and transfer to Trivandrum airport / railway station to board the flight/train for your onward destination.