Yoga & Ayurveda

Ayurveda - a foreword

One of the oldest medicinal systems in the world, the origins of this system dates back to 600 B.C. (the name has been derived from the Sanskrit word "Ayush" meaning longevity, and "Veda" meaning Knowledge). According to Ayurveda the "five elements Pritivi (earth), Jal (water), Agni (fire), Vayu (air) and Akash (Sky) - that constitute the universe also forms the basic building blocks of the human body. According to this ancient science a disbalance between the Wind , Bile and phlegm (called Doshas) causes most of the maladies, and also that every individual has a unique proportion of the combination of the earlier mentioned 3 Doshas that define that person's nature. Ayurveda derives most of its medicines from nature that are known for very little or no side effects!

Ayurveda in Kerala

Kerala's unique climate and natural abundance of flora consisting of innumerous medicinal plants, the cool monsoon season (spanning from June to July and October to November) are ideal for Ayurvedic rejuvenation. The dust-free and cool atmosphere opens the pores of the skin to the maximum, making herbal oils and therapies most effective. Keralite boasts the typical Keralite technique of Panchakarma that has been refined over the years. Some of the treatments specific to Kerala are Pizhichil: effective in diseases connected with the Vata Dosha and its allied manifestations like spondylosis, hemiplegia, Arhtritis, back pain, muscular dystrophy etc.., Dhara is considered to be effective for several diseases like stress related disorders, sleeplessness and many degenerated brain disorders., Navarakizhi: a special massage , which rejuvenates the body. It is very effective in degenerative muscle diseases like poliomyelitis muscular atrophy etc. Sirovasti is an important procedure which is found to be very effective in trigiminal neuralgia, hemicrania, optic atrophy, Otalgia, deafness, facial paralysis and in all diseases affecting cranial nerves .

Ayurveda in Orissa

As Ayurveda stresses on the prevention of ailments and diseases as opposed to simply curing them. The ancient Ayurveda scientists evolved a completely natural system of balancing the 3 Doshas in the right proportion. It is believed that Ayurveda is the most ancient of all medicinal sciences! Orissa has managed to carry forward the ancient science and specializes in most of the Ayurvedic treatments as given below-

Kaya Chikitsa - General Medicine, Kaumara Britya, - Paediatrics, Graha Chikitsa - Psychiatry, Shalya Tantra - Diseases of Eye, Ear, Head , Nose and their surgeries, Shalya Tantra - General Surgery, Agada Tantra - Toxicology, Rasayan Chikitsa - Rejuvination Therapy, Vajeekarna Chikitsa - Aphrodisiac Therapy

Ayurveda at Ananda

Ayurveda at Ananda focuses on the improvement of one's health and overall sense of well-being. Laying stress on living stress free life, and increase in quality of health. Ridding the body of ailments or simply delaying the aging process. Giving each individual the ayurvedic diet free of Doshas (specific to that person), and specialised therapies, along with daily sessions of Yoga and Meditation. The strict regimen benefits by creating a daily balanced routine, and daily exercises helps an individual gain greater vitality, become more positive towards life, benefiting both the body and the mind.

The 7-day Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Santvanam Program focuses on ridding an individual of weariness, stress and fatigue. Medicated herbal oils, coupled with Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama sessions coupled Ayurvedic rejouvinates an individual in body and soul.

The 14-day Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Sodhanam Program is a more intensive course, reliving one of joint complaints and other medical ailments Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and advanced Asanas (body postures) are boost the immune system and

The 21-day Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Rasayanam Program is a more extensive process. The first week of observations, diagnosis and prescription includes internal herbal medication, balanced nutrition, Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama with an ongoing assessment.. The second week begins the treatment and the third week concludes with the follow up plan. A full treatment according to Ayurveda takes a minimum of 28 days for the detoxification process.

Yoga on Indian Beaches

Famously known as exotic destinations, Indian beaches now also attracting lots of yoga enthusiast from around the globe, Indian beaches offers postcard perfect white sandy beaches lined with coconut trees and beautiful surrounding and great views. Indian beaches also offers oasis of tranquility and peace that provides the perfect place to relax whilst immersing yourself in your yoga practice. Most of the Indian beaches also offers full range of ayurvedic treatments in close proximity that would be an added advantage for the travelers.