AMARA AYURVEDA RETREAT - In tune with the Earth at the Kovalam hills this ensures the importance of MIND-BODY-SPIRIT balance in synergy with the five natural elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space
"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." – Buddha
Ayurveda believes in living healthy. Not only physical health, it talks about emotional health and spiritual health. In Ayurveda it is held that health is a way of life, it is a culture. Ayurveda strengthens the person, making the person more self-reliant.
Ayurveda aims to help us lead a life where Mind, Body and Spirit stay in a state of balance, with each other and with the Environment.
According to Ayurveda, illness occurs when any one or more of Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) makes imbalance or erratic function which results in the malfunctioning of the internal organs. The five basic elements of Universe Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Ether have also to work in cohesion to have the required elements for strength in the human body.
Stress is the byproduct of modern life. Our food habits, tight schedules, pollution and lack of exercise are the main reasons for fatigue and stress. Frequently seen problems in working professionals are Hypertension, sinusitis, muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, fatigue, sleep disorder, digestive disorder, eye problems, headache, etc.
We at Amara with it's Organic earthen living spaces and traditional Kerala Ayurveda practice delightfully created this overall wellbeing for all.
Overall Well Being includes DE-STRESS, DETOX AND REJUVENATION
Relaxing the body by massages with medicinal oils and flushing out the toxins from the body by panchakarma helps the body to remove unwanted toxins and after cleansing the body we recharge the body by rejuvenation therapy mainly using massage techniques. The herbal oiled and herbal powdered massages improve blood circulation, streamline the body, decrease excess fat and immunize the body. All this is done following a healthy diet chart as advised by the Ayurveda doctor.
We at Amara also cater to lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol & associated complications and obesity which are serious concerns in the modern time.
These treatments takes a minimum of 21 days to actually see the results and have to backed by proper diet and yoga.
We also address serious chronic issues like severe arthritis, autoimmune diseases, skin issues like psoriasis, chronic sinusitis, allergies etc.
Yoga means union!
Yoga is an ancient Indian physical, mental and spiritual practice with the origins dating back to the 5th or 6th century BC. It means to 'integrate' 'combine' or 'unite' and it addresses ways of integrating the body, senses, life force, the mind and the consciousness. Yoga is thus used to complement the whole healing process of the treatment with the Hatha style which concentrates mainly on the practice of physical postures (Aasanás) with an emphasis on meditation and Pranayama breathing techniques. This kind of yoga is accessible to all and is light so as to support the treatment process.
This complete body and mind experience is aimed at improving your health and total well-being. So you are welcome to participate in the daily Yoga session at AMARA .
Meditation With Ayurveda's emphasis on internal healing, meditation as a practice in disciplining the mind and the thinking process is made a core part of the treatment at AMARA Ayurveda. Meditation techniques are used to calm and relax both the mind and the body since both the mind and the body are closely tuned to each other.
HOW IT WORKS
In Ayurvedic philosophy all of creation is made up of the five essential elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements are also the subtlest aspects of human life. Each person is made up of a combination of these elements, establishing their basic constitution or dosha. This is the level on which Ayurvedic healing works.
When the elements are strong and balanced within a person, they support healthy functioning on the concrete physiological level. Illnesses are regarded as aggravations of the doshas in the human body. An Ayurvedic practitioner will look to see what part of the patient's life is creating the imbalance, be it diet, lifestyle, work, emotional states, etc. Based on the nature of the imbalance, there are several basic therapeutic strategies employed.
For quantitative changes in the doshas, such as gas, hormones, mucus and calcifications, elimination therapies (Panchakarma) are used. When there is excessive material present, Panchakarma eliminates these factors directly. A metaphor for how and why this works has been offered in the ancient classics: by eliminating these excess substances from their sites of production and accumulation, an emptiness in the home site is created and the body is able to naturally rebalance itself.
In the case of toxicity, detoxifiers and digestives are employed. Disorders of the mind and spirit require mental and spiritual specific medicines in addition to bodily specific medicines. These include mantras, pujas (rituals and recitations), and other spiritual practices. Be in the company of the wise is one such behavioral prescription. These techniques operate directly on the soul/consciousness itself; hence they are effective for this purpose.
WHY IT WORKS
The Boons of Nature ! The equable climate, natural abundance of forests and nice weather of Kerala are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. Kerala is perhaps one of the few places on Earth where a temperature of 24-28 degrees is maintained during a period of continuous rain. This prevalence of moisture in the air and on the surface of the skin makes it the ideal place for natural medicines to work at their highest levels of potency. The land is also blessed with numerous medicinal plants and provides the continuity and consistency of Ayurveda medicines needed for effective treatment procedures. The same herbs with the same potency are available year after year across every season. The rich alkaloid content of the soil enhances the intensity and potency of many Ayurvedic medicines when compared to places with a different soil constitution.