Choosing Ayurveda Retreats In India For Health & Wellness
The word ‘Ayurveda’ or ‘Ayurvedic’ was first seen in the last of the four Hindu Vedas; the Atharva Veda. When you break the word down and split it into two; it means the “science of life”. Chinese traditional medicines are extremely popular worldwide and it too, has its roots stemmed deeply in Ayurveda. The same goes for Tibetan medicines.
Ayurveda is not simply a body of medicine. It focuses on concepts that transform human beings into the best versions of themselves, allowing them to utilize their full potential.
When we begin to reach more senior ages of around 50 years of age and upward, our body’s health begins to rapidly deteriorate. Aging brings along a variety of ailments, and with these ailments, the need for medicines arises.
Unfortunately, today’s modern medicines bring about side-effects, and often these side effects can be worse than the original ailment. Thus, believe it or not; there’s a need to go to back to the roots of medicine; to Ayurveda treatment.
First, take a look at this short video on one of India’s more luxurious Ayurveda & Wellness Resorts In Kerala. One that we would definitely love to visit one day in the near future.
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Retreats In India For The Ultimate Ayurveda Experience
The ancient practice of ‘Ayurveda’ has now become very commercialized with the establishment of numerous Ayurveda retreats and special Ayurveda hospitals all across India in recent years.
People are looking for alternative methods for health and wellness, that differ from traditional medicine.
Ayurveda retreats offer a relaxing holiday type atmosphere, attracting people from all over the world. Ayurveda hospitals tend to focus on traditional treatment for those with ailments of a more serious nature.
Unlike retreats that focus more on maintaining complete overall health and wellness.
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A typical Ayurveda experience would normally include;
- Personalized balanced meals.
- Personalized oil massages with specially made oils.
- Yoga classes.
- Meditation settings.
- Spa facilities (integrating modern technology with traditional practices)
The activities differ according to the retreat chosen. But the benefits of such Ayurveda retreats are uniform.
Ayurveda Retreats In India Focusing On Mature Adults
There are countless benefits when choosing an Ayurveda retreat specifically designed for seniors. For those who may be dealing with one or more of the more common conditions listed below, but certainly not limited to, an Ayurveda retreat may be extremely helpful for you.
- Health conditions relating to paralysis (acute-level)
- Unstable blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Breathing problems
While these are the medical ailments that Ayurveda treatment will attempt to deal with, there are many other benefits as well. Ayurveda retreats look after one’s complete overall health and wellness for each individual.
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Visiting one of these retreats and especially for us aging baby boomers and seniors is excellent. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore and receive more traditional and natural form of treatment.
Another path to assist in leading a more healthier life and extended longevity. Below, are just a few of the benefits of attending an Ayurveda Health and Wellness Retreat in India.
Recharge & Connect With Nature On An Ayurveda Retreat
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Ayurveda retreats are all located in extremely serene and beautiful locations throughout India. Many retreats are generally within the surroundings of nature.
Believe it or not, but actually taking the time to connect with nature is perhaps the biggest stress reliever that one can could ask for. This especially so for those people who spend their daily lives in cities and densely populated areas.
Stress as most of us know, can lead to a number of health problems over time. Unfortunately more often than not, severe health issues. Avoiding stress on a regular basis is so important for maintaining good health and longevity.
In India, many beautiful and very scenic and Ayurveda retreat centers are located in the States of Kerala & Uttarakhand.
Ayurveda Retreats Help Tune & Correct One’s Habits
Ayurveda Retreats create personalized balanced diets for all individuals.
We all develop poor habits over time. Whether it’s not getting enough exercise to poor eating habits. As we age, these bad habits will definitely have an impact on our overall health and wellness.
Attending a retreat, they will also focus on teaching better habits and help rid those bad ones we have all carried for so many years.
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For example, many retreats will attempt to correct one’s eating habits by creating custom-made personalized meals for each individual.
Next, Ayurveda retreats will give individuals a time for self-reflection, and will assist in changing those bad habits to good ones.
When people visit Ayurveda retreats, especially those who travel a great distance from abroad, a two week stay is typical. In staying for this time period, many people will actually begin to feel a dramatic change in their body.
This ‘practical demonstration’ proves to be the biggest motivational factor in their complete lifestyle transformation.
Retreats Focus On The Positives Through Mind-Healing Activities
Ayurveda practices target both the body as well as the mind. In many cases, people who visit are doing so more for the revitalization of their minds, than their actual bodies. One of the causes of an unhealthy mind is the practice of over-thinking.
In a typical present-day scenario, we are constantly thinking and there’s barely any time for self-reflection in our daily lives. Ayurveda retreats are dedicated towards the teachings and practice of Yoga and Meditation.
These two practices help individuals cleanse their minds of the toxic thoughts and bring in positive energy. Most retreats are very community oriented. As you visit a retreat, you belong to its created community. It’s also a wonderful place for meeting like-minded people.
Meeting with and connecting with people who have the same interests, also creates an opportunity to foster new and lasting relationships. Remember forming great friendships helps to reduce stress-levels dramatically.
Ayurvedic Retreats In India For Self-Discovery
Age is just a number, and no one is ever too old to learn something new. Even if the ‘something new’ is their own self awareness. Ayurveda retreats have the expertise to help individuals discover themselves, and alter their perspective towards life. Such change is usually always positive.
Ayurveda practices will help individuals learn more about themselves.
The Ayurveda teachings of ‘Prakruti’ help individuals understand about their mind and body constitution. Similarly, the teachings of ‘Vikruti’ focus on the imbalances of life.
To conclude, Ayurveda is an ancient practice that follows a philosophy contradictory to modern medicine. In the last decade or so, its popularity has grown in India, as well as internationally.
Ayurveda was born in India and because of this, the country offers many of the most well respected Ayurveda retreats in the world.
So without a doubt, there’s the perfect retreat to suit your taste and budget. There are traditional retreats available for the more budget conscious, to the most luxurious for those who are not.
Take the time, explore and you will most certainly find one that’s just perfect for you!
Thanks to Mitravinda for contributing to this post. Mitravinda is a Nutritionist at DietChart with a doctoral degree in Food Science and Nutrition. She’s a teacher, researcher and an author. Her passion for the subject prompted her to start writing blogs on various nutrition & health related topics.
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