Yoga and Ayurveda
Rejuvenation and Detoxification
Ayurvedic Consultants – Dr. Gururaj, Dr. Jagdish Bhutada
Ayurveda is the sub-Veda of Athavanaveda (one of the four ancient Hindu scriptures). The word ‘ayurveda’ means ‘the science of life’. It is a complete medical system which has a unique way of understanding the body, and also of interpreting and improving one’s health.
Each patient attends a consultation with the Ayurveda physician to assess their current state of health and what course of treatment, if any, is to be adopted. There are three specific directions which are followed in deciding the course of treatment: Dosha (body energy), Dhatu (body tissue), and Mala (excretory products); and treatments are in two directions: Shodan (cleansing) and Shaman (balancing). Some treatments are prescribed for a specific reason, but others are given as a tailor-made sequence or programme of approach to the ailment.
Some Ayurvedic methods are similar to Naturopathy, but the main differences are that in Ayurveda, the traditional remedies and medicines are implicated to a greater extent; and that the treatment is aimed at specifically curing or relieving ailments. There is a long list of these ailments in which Ayurveda therapies and full Panchakarma can play a part. These include: ear, nose and throat problems; chronic cold; asthma; arthritis; rheumatism; spondylosis; slipped disc; acidity; colitis; constipation; diabetes; mental fatigue; depression; insomnia; cancer; HIV; obesity; heart problems; blood pressure; nervous system disorders; and kidney problems. Specifically for women the list includes: hormonal imbalances, menopausal problems, difficulty in conception, menstrual difficulties and various complaints during and after pregnancy.
Not least, Ayurveda treats the 21st century problems such as removing the toxic effects of our lifestyle, food, medicines and environment. In addition to the above, it is specifically for young couples with problems of infertility and helping to assure best progeny, which means a healthy and intelligent baby while enjoying a happy sexual life.
At Kaivalyadhama, Ayurvedic treatment specializes in formal Panchakarma treatments which take place over a choice of seven, fourteen, or twenty-one days. The all-inclusive cost for these varies as per the type of accommodation required and the duration (see price list).
Ayurvedic Panchakarma courses are offered for the duration of a week, or two weeks or 3 or four weeks.. This course covers a number of Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga and special diet as per requirement. The course begins after the medical consultation by a Ayurvedic doctor, according the condition of patient’s body.
The course involves internal lubrication which is carried out to detach the body by any one or a combination of the following procedures.
1) Vaman (i.e. therapeutic vomiting)
2) Virechan (i.e. therapeutic purgation)
3) Nasya (nasal administration)
4) Basti (enema)
5) Rakthamaleshan (therapeutic bloodsucking by leeches)
Tariff ( a la carte)
Facial – Rs 500/-
Lep – Rs 500/-
Nasya – Rs 600/-
Karanpuran – Rs 600/-
Sandhiband (one knee) – Rs 600/-
Netrabasti – Rs 600/-
Padyabhyanga – Rs 600/-
Shiroabhyanga – Rs 600/-
Katibasti – Rs 800/-
Manyabasti – Rs 800/-
Janubasti (One knee) – Rs 800/-
Hrudbasti – Rs 900/-
Abhyanga No St – Rs 900/-
Abhyanga with St – Rs 1100/-
Pottali – Rs 1100/-
Udhwartan – Rs 1100/-
Shirodhara – Rs 1400/-