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AYURVEDA THE ANCIENT SCIENCE OF LIFE

| The Western Perception of being Healthy | History of Ayurveda | Ayurveda in a Nutshell | | A General Aetiology of Disease | The Four Treatment Programme | Aligning Body Mind & Souls | | Types of Constitution | Know Your Constitution | Specific Ailments | Cost & Facts | Photo Gallery | Contact Us |


TYPE OF CONSTITUTION Based on the preponderance of doshas and their combinations- in the prakriti- the psychosomati constitution - entire human population can be polarized into 7 groupsPrakriti with single dosha predominance ( Ekadoshaja ) •

Vataja Prakriti

Pittaja Prakriti

Kaphaja Prakriti

Prakriti with predominance of two doshas (Dwandwaja)Vata & Pitta •

Vata-Pitta

Pitta-Vata Vata & Kapha

Vata-Kapha

Kapha-Vat Pitta & Kapha

Pitta-Kapha

Kapha-Pitta

Prakriti with an equilibrium of three doshas ( Tridoshaja ) Sama Prakriti


Know Your Constitution

Physical & Mental Traits Under Vata, Pitta, Kapha Thus, on a finer grouping of psychosomatic constitutions, it is possible to categorize human population into 10 Groups. Of all the 10 groups, population with single dosha dominance is rare entity. Persons with a prakriti predominated by only one dosha –are highly problematic entities in many ways. The Samaprakiti –where there is a precise equilibrium of three doshas, is highly desirable constitutional type. A majority of human population tends to exhibit the characters of a dual prakriti. Most of us have two doshas dominating our prakriti. Constitution Value

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Frame

Thin

Moderate

Thick

Body Weight

Low

Moderate

Over Weight

Skin

Dry, Rough, Cool Brown, Black

Soft, Oily, Warm Fair, Red, Yellowish

Thick, Oily, Cool Pale, White

Hair

Black, Dry, Kinky

Soft, Oily, Yellow Early Gray, Red

Thick, Oily, Wavy Dark or Light

Teeth

Protruded, Big & Crooked

Moderate in size, Soft Gums, Yellowish

Strong, White

Eyes

Small, Dull, Dry Brown, Black

Sharp, Green, Grey Yellow, Penetrating

Big, Attractive, Blue Thick Eyelashes

Appetite

Variable, Scanty

Good, Excessive

Slow but Steady

Taste

Sweet, Sour, Saline

Sweet, Bitter, Astringent

Pungent, Bitter, Astringent

Thirst

Variable

Excessive

Scanty

Elimination

Dry, Hard, Constipated

Soft, Oily, Loose

Thick, Oily, Heavy, Slow

Physical Activity

Very Active

Moderate

Lethargic

Mind

Restless, Active

Aggressive, Intelligent

Calm, Slow

Emotional-Temperament

Fearful, Insecure Unpredictable

Aggressive, Irritable Jealous

Calm, Greedy, Attached

Faith

Changeable

Fanatic

Steady

Memory

Recent Memory Good Remote Memory Poor

Sharp

Slow But Prolonged

Dreams

Fearful, Jumping Running, Flying

Fiery, Anger, War, Violence

Watery, River, Ocean, Lake, Romantic

Sleep

Scanty, Interrupted

Little but Sound

Heavy, Prolonged

Speech

Fast

Sharp & Cutting

Slow, Monotonous

Financial Status

Poor, Spends Money Quickly on Trifles

Moderate, Spends on Luxuries

Rich, Money Saver, Spends on Foods

Pulse

Thready, Feeble, Moves Like a Snake

Moderate, Jumping Like a Frog

Broad, Slow, Moves Like a Swan


Ayurveda in Nutshell Ayurveda, India's holistic, integrated, physiotherapeutic medical system is based upon the universal natural law of balancing the five elements (ether, air, fire, water and earth) that make up the physical body. When one or more of these elements go out of balance because of improper diet and life style, various diseases and mental disturbances can manifest. Ayurveda explains that these five elements are kept intact in the body by three subtle forces called doshas. The key to maintaining physical and mental health is in keeping these elements and doshas in harmonic balance through proper diet, herbs and life style, otherwise early aging and various diseases can manifest. The three doshas are called Vata (sattva), Pitta (raga) and Kapha (tama). These three doshas can even be traced back to the very beginning of creation as representing the three Gods in Vedic wisdom Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. Vata is the underlying subtle force ruling over ether and air, Pitta rules fire and Kapha is responsible for keeping the water and earth elements in balance. One or more of these doshas or elements will predominate in every individual living entity creating seven possible body types. By knowing which type you are by symptoms the proper diet and herbal treatment can be established for you


The Western Perception of being Healthy In the west people generally judge their health according to their muscle tone however in the east they see the internal organs as being the most important aspect of good health. All diseases result "not" from poor muscle tone but from poor internal organ function. Regular use of quality herbs, a healthy ayurvedic diet according to your constitution and exercise can help keep our internal organs strong and healthy so in old age we have a much better chance of warding off diseases that result from poor internal organ function. Keeping in good health is our best investment for prevention of the diseases that come as we get older.. Be a part of Ayurveda, the Spiritual Health Science which could be the World's health care system of the next millennium Balance your health in a natural way according to a 5,000 year old perfected health care system. India's Vedic Medical System called "Ayurveda".


The Four Step Treatment Programme

CONSULTATION Treatment in Ayurveda is a two pronged process. One involving actual treatment. The other- the more important- a life-style consultation. Followed by a cleansing of the mind and body, which then has to be maintained by the individual for the treatment to be effective. Every person is understood to be 3 dimensional. i.e. comprised of body, mind and soul. And these 3 dimensions are set in an individualised pattern based on the predominant dosha (i.e. Prakruti). An imbalance in anyone of these dimensions leads to "illbeing" (Vikruti). It is only after a detailed consultation, that the physician determines the cause of this imbalance. Using the 3 ancient techniques of observation (Darsana), touching/feeling (Sparsana) and interrogation (Prasna). After which the patient is given a detailed description of what he might expect to undergo over the next few days/weeks. ACTUAL TREATMENTS ABHYANGA : Or conventional oil therapy. Where the medicated oils are gently applied over the body. To alleviate fatigue, delay aging, improve sleep; etc. SWEDANA : A mild fomentation procedure (using a cloth dipped in hot water). NASYA: NASYA Is an instilling of 2 drops of oil in the nose just before inhalation. GANDOOSHA : Or gargling lasts 5 minutes using different kinds of liquids (depending on each individual's need). DANTA DHAVANA : 5 minutes of teeth cleaning with a herbal powder so as to prevent infections. ANJANA : Is the lining of the rims of the eye with an anti-infection paste for 5 minutes. To improve eyesight and delay cataract formation. KARNAPOORANA : Is the pouring of 24 drops of medicated oil in each ear for 5 minutes. To protect the ears from infection. SNANA : Or a bath with herbal powders is administered at the end of each session. The first treatment session (including consultation) takes up to 3 hours. Subsequent sessions take approximately 90 minutes. DHARA: DHARA Is a treatment process where the patient is made to lie on a special wooden bed (a droni), after which, the medicated oil /milk/buttermilk/ etc. are poured in a prescribed, continuous steam on his head by the therapist. Who is assisted in this treatment by 2 other therapists, who help him with the oil application over the patient's body.

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Aligning Body, Mind & Soul The 10 Day programme has been conceived to refresh/align the Body, Mind & Soul with an age-old science of healthy living. Also to provide an opportunity to an individual to assess & plan the measures to rectify the Psychological, dietary, behavioral, life style and environmental factors which creates the disharmony in the three doshas.

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DAY 03

IN CALICUT

You awake from a restful, undisturbed night’s sleep. Your day begins with an hour of Yoga and meditation under the eyes instructors. Followed by a specially prescribed breakfast. After which you are led for your long sessions with a therapists and masseurs. Punctuated only by lunch. And a period of rest It might interest you to know that at the Centre it is not just your body we concentrate on, but your mind as well. Which we hope to make more aware and equilibrimise with soothing Indian classical music and lectures on Ayurveda, yoga, astrology and spirituality. Day concludes with the Specially prescribed Supper followed by relaxed Sleep

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DAY 09

CALICUT – VYTHIRI

After breakfast drive to Vythiri, 65 Kms & approx 02 Hours at an altitude of 3750 – 4500 ft. The Fycus tree is one of the sturdiest, with strong roots that help with stand storms and downpours. Moreover, the resort area in the Western Ghats has no known history of landslides and cloudbursts from Vythiri, 65 km from Kozhikode(Calicut) , it takes almost 45 minutes to reach the base camp of the resort by jeep.

Tree House

Day at Leisure & overnight stay

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DAY 10

VYTHIRI – CALICUT

Morning at leisure to enjoy the virgin scenic beauty. Late morning drive to Calicut airport to board the Jet Airways flight to Mumbai. Departure Kozhikode (Calicut) at 1400 Hrs Arrival Mumbai at 1540 Hrs On arrival meeting assistance & transfer to airport hotel. Evening : Farewell Dinner & later transfer to International airport to board the onwards flight.

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DHARA BACK WATER

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BODY IMMUNISATION


HERBS

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Dry Herbs


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Ayurvedic Medicine Preparation


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