What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda literally means “The Science of Life”. Ayur=life and Veda=knowledge or science. It is the oldest comprehensive medical system known to man. Ayurveda is not only a system of natural healing techniques; it is a way of life that reveals who we are and how closely we are linked with mother nature.
The fundamental structure of Ayurveda has remained the same for more than 5000 years but it is flexible enough to adapt to new trends and the ever-changing needs of humanity. This ancient science embraces a global vision: man is an integral part of nature, thus human life can only be examined in its totality. Ayurveda teaches us how to live a healthy and contented life. It emphasizes that physical health is necessary to enjoy worldly pleasures and mental health is needed to reach eternal and supreme happiness called moksha.
Ayurveda views the human body as a combination and interaction of physical and chemical energies called doshas, tissues or dhatus and metabolic end-products called malas. A human being is healthy when doshas, dhatus and malas are in a balanced state, metabolism is at optimum level and mind, body and spirit are cheerful. Ayurveda, unlike any other health system, also adds a dimension of spirituality.
Anyone seeking greater health, balance and wellbeing will benefit from a personal consultation conducted by Yogi Shivan.
A closer look at our most effective treatments:
Ayurvedic massage / Abhyangam
Abhyangam is an Ayurvedic way of oil massage with Marma therapy. Marmas are vital points of the body that regulate pranic flow. Gentle pressure applied on these points activate the flow of prana, enhancing the immune system.
Cloth pouches made of herbal powder, leaves or a special variety of rice are made warm and applied to the patient’s body. This is very effective in the treatment of all types of joint and muscle pain, and stiffness.
Warm medicated oil or other liquids are poured over the forehead for a specific time. This treatment is effective in combating headaches and improves the quality of sleep. It is beneficial in all types of disorders involving the nervous system.
A 2-inch boundary is prepared from black gram flour and is placed around the affected area. Warm oil is kept inside the dough for a specific period. The oil is kept warm throughout the procedure. It lubricates the muscles while relieving pain and stiffness.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatments
- Brings new vigor to all the organs
- Bone centers, joint centers, muscle centers and nerve centers work more efficiently
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases flexibility and reduces fat; veins and arteries gain elasticity and the body becomes more supple
- Skin regains its vigor
- Removes impurities collected at different points in the body through outlets like breath, sweat, stool and urine
- Energizes the mind
- Improves awareness
- Releases emotional stress
- Provides full relaxation