Yoga – The science of health and healing
Kaivalyadhama is world famous for its integrated approach to yoga therapy. Individuals come to us suffering from a wide range of ailments, and we design a specific programme which is known to be most effective in providing relief.
A medical check-up is the first and foremost activity, and pathology tests are carried out in-house if required. A ‘prescription’ for asana, pranayama, and kriya practice plus Naturopathy and special diet (if required) are established. The whole programme also includes walks, basic meditation techniques, informal lectures, discussions and documentary films on related subjects. Then the treatment begins.
For eons, yoga has been known both as a science for personal and spiritual growth, and a science for health and healing. The same practices are used for both, which means that there is no delineation between the two directions: spiritual growth and good health go hand in hand. This is automatic; however, we concentrate on improving your physical health first and foremost.
The yoga that Kaivalyadhama promotes has three main parts. First is the practice of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation. Asanas induce increased awareness of physical and psychological processes by controlled stretching, contraction, and relaxation of various muscles, coordinated through balance and holding of postures.
Pranayama involves the manipulation of breathing and an increased awareness of pressures within the chest and abdomen. Kriyas are purifying processes which eliminate toxins from the body. Finally, meditation practice increases awareness of one’s mental functioning. It makes us more aware of our restlessness, which in turn creates feelings of fear, insecurity, and stress. All aspects of this first part of treatment combine to return the body to its healthy, harmonious, and balanced state.
The second part is concerned with the regulation of diet as well as control of daily habits such as sleep, recreation, and work. This helps in removing the irritants responsible for much of our imbalances. Finally, the third part concerns changes in attitude, behavior, and lifestyle. Feelings of sharing, warmth, friendship, love and respect for the whole beautiful world needs to be cultivated so as to be an antidote for feelings of hopelessness and loneliness.
Yoga practice is not just the first part but is all the three combined. It is not just for particular times of the day but for twenty four hours of the day and every single day. A yogic lifestyle effectively helps in healing the whole body than isolated parts. It is known as ‘Úpayoga’. If you undertake yoga with such a spirit and comply with all instructions given during your stay, we know that you will find relief from your problems and have the opportunity to open up a new horizon to enjoy your life.
Special attention is given to those who seek to have an in-depth understanding of any sphere of yoga; and discussions with Kaivalyadhama scholars can also be arranged.
Packages are designed in three dimensions. The simplest is Yoga and Relaxation, the other is Yoga and Naturopathy for health and rejuvenation and finally there is Yoga and Ayurveda for health, rejuvenation and detoxification.