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AYURVEDA REJUVENATION WITH SWASWARA
Rejuvenate using traditional Ayurveda principles to de-stress & revitalize from inside out as part of your India tour. Get an introduction to a healthy activity pattern and food habits drawn from Ayurveda, to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle in today’s world.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy that focuses on healing the body by rebalancing the three body humours – Vata, Kapha & Pitta. SwaSwara’s Ayurvedic programs are available for different durations of stay; with each program designed to address specific needs and restore the vitality of the body.
Our ‘Ayurveda Rejuvenation’ program addresses health issues arising from the rigours of the modern lifestyle. Suitable for overall re-calibration & maintenance or for relief from specific ailments such as Arthritic related problems, Musculoskeletal problems, back pain, circulation and sinus-related problems. Available from 7 nights onwards, this program also suits the needs of those who do not wish to undergo the preparatory procedures for intense Ayurveda Detox & Panchakarma program – such as ‘Snehapana’ (ingestion of medicated ghee) followed by ‘Virechana’ (purging procedure).
Ayurvedic treatments undergone in this program would include Shirodhara – continuous pouring of warm medicated oil or water on the forehead, Kizhyi massage – massaging the body with pouches filled with medicated herbs or cooked rice and medical oils, Dharas – continuous pouring of medicated warm oil or water over the full body and Basti – medicated enemas.
AYURVEDA DETOX & PANCHAKARMA WITH SWASWARA
Goals: Detox and cleanse accumulated toxins from the body using classical and traditional Ayurveda procedures. This program always begins with the Purvakarmas or the preparatory therapy where the body is prepared for removal of toxins through two methods. Firstly by ‘Snehanam’, where the body is oleated internally by ingesting medicated ghee for the number of nights prescribed by the Vaidya and externally by ‘Swedanam’ where the body is made to undergo therapeutic sweating. Depending on the medical condition and the Doshas, the Vaidya will further determine the course of cleansing processes for each individual.
SwaSwara’s Ayurveda Detox and Panchakarma program starts from 14 nights onwards. After a detailed consultation with our Ayurveda doctor and prior to starting the therapeutic external body treatments, this intense, holistic program begins with the Ayurvedic detox procedure of ingesting medicated ghee for a few nights (Snehapana), followed by a day of purging (Virechana) to cleanse and eliminate the accumulated toxins out of the body.
During this program, each individual is put on a personalized, Dosha-specific diet which will be followed strictly as prescribed by the doctor. On the Ayurveda doctor’s advice, up to two treatments will be offered on a daily basis, supplemented by light yoga and meditation sessions.
During their stay, guests are encouraged to use the in-house art & pottery studio and take part in the interactive cooking sessions too to learn Ayurvedic cooking. Due to the intense and curative nature of this program, all physical and outdoor activities including yoga will be subject to the Ayurveda doctor’s advice & approval only.
‘Panchakarma’ which literally means the five-fold method, is essentially about intense purification of the body and requires a minimum stay of 21 nights. e Panchakarma is the intensive cleansing treatment that follows the early texts of Ayurveda like Charaka Samhita. The five actions of Panchakarma according to Charaka Samhitha are Vamana (induced vomiting), Virechana (purgation), Kashaya Vasti and Sneha Vasti (two kinds of medicated enemas) and Nasya (nasal medication). It is always preceded by the preparatory process called Purvakarma or Snehapana & Virechana.
The third and final stage of treatment is ‘Samana’ or ‘Paschatkarma’ where the patient undergoes corrective measures through internal medicines, therapeutic body treatments, supplemented by an appropriate Dosha-specific diet and gentle healing activities for the body & mind. On completion of this course of treatment, the imbalances of the Doshas, which lead to diseases in the body, get stabilized and are brought to equilibrium.
Doctor’s consultation – All Ayurvedic therapies start and end with a consultation with the doctor.
Therapeutic massages – This recalibrating program focuses on traditional Ayurveda Detox & cleanse therapies. Being curative in nature, the treatments are based on the doctor’s diagnosis. He will determine the type, duration, and schedule of each treatment; and up to 2 treatments are given each day.
This program does not include the Purvakarma procedures for Panchakarma i.e: the ghee detox (Snehapana) followed by the purging procedure (Virechana).
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Consultation with yoga instructor – One detailed consultation on arrival.
Yoga sessions – Group sessions for Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and meditation are offered throughout the day at SwaSwara. Being on an intense Ayurveda program it is necessary that the guests consult with their Ayurveda doctor prior to joining any of the Yoga Asana sessions.
Private yoga sessions of one-hour duration on a one-to-one basis, available at the resort at an extra cost – subject to the Ayurveda doctor’s approval.
Yoga wear – We provide cotton yoga wear to use during your stay with us.
This program includes all meals and the diet will be pure vegetarian. Based on the Ayurveda doctor’s analysis of a guest’s Prakruti / body constitution, each guest will be prescribed a pure Satvic, Dosha-specific diet, which will have to be strictly followed.
Accommodation in spacious Konkan villas that boast an open inner courtyard and partially open-to-sky bathrooms. To make the most of the beautiful natural surroundings, only the bedrooms are enclosed and air-conditioned; the rest of the villa opens out to nature.
SwaSwara offers multiple well-being and nature-based activities. For guests on this intense Ayurveda program, all physical activities will be subject to the Ayurveda doctor’s advice.
- Interactive cooking classes
- Boat cruise; combined with a guided walking excursion
- One temple town excursion and one boat cruise on completion of treatments in the program
- Guided bird watching; prior booking required Weekly once – Wednesday
- Guided sessions for art and pottery with our resident artist All days, excluding Sunday
- Meditative art with our resident artist 12 noon, excluding Sunday
**Being an Ayurveda-focused program, all physical activities are subject to the doctor’s approval.
Ayurveda Rejuvenation at the SwaSwara can be added to any India Tour package booked with Bains Travel. While taking part in any India Tour a relaxing Ayurveda Rejuvenation to end it off is a perfect way to slow things down before your trip back home.
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