As we have learned in part 1 of our introduction to Ayurveda, Ayurveda is an effective system of medicine in India, but what does it practically mean?
Ayurveda is all about getting and keeping your Tridosha in balance. The most ideal way to achieve this is by following a personalized diet, get your body internally cleansed and detoxified once in a while and under-going some nice Ayurveda treatments which support balancing your Tridosha.
Ayurveda diet. Once you know your body constitution you can take advantage of selecting the right diet for maintaining balance of Tridosha. Many foods you eat could be the cause of your health problems even if they are healthy ones. The Ayurvedic diet Annavijnana is a holistic and individual diet, which provides body, mind and soul with all nutrients and vital substances. Delicious foods and meals are harmonized individually with the metabolism Agni, the constitution Prakriti as well as with outside influences such as seasons, day times and phases of life.
Pancha-Karma. is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Pancha Karma consists of 5 different Cleansing/ Detoxifying methods, which help to correct the essential balance of ‘Tridosha’ in your body. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic processes.
Ayurveda Treatments. There is a whole range of treatments available which support the diet and the Pancha-Karma to get and maintain the Tridosha in balance. This are a few examples of the most well-known Ayyurveda treatments. Abhyanga, this full body massage is the queen of oil massages. Pleasantly warm oil of the highest quality will cleanse and nourish your body. Shirodhara, A flow of warm oil is poured over the forehead gently and rhythmically, and provides a state of deep relaxation and inner piece. Udvarthana, is a herbal peeling massage. The peeling is extracted from a great number of different herbs and is them heated in order to be rubbed on the skin
And there are many, many more Ayurveda treatments available. They can all have a certain goal, but they can also be enjoyed just for relaxation as that is what they definitely are! That is also the reason why you find single Ayurveda Treatments in Spa menus more and more often.
As said before Ayurveda is a very complete holistic system which guides us, so that we can live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Best ofcourse is to do a complete Ayurveda retreat containing all above mentioned elements, but if you are just looking for a highly relaxing Spa treatment than a single Abhyanga or Shirodhara treatment will also do!
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