Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga in Sri Lanka

Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga in Sri Lanka

What is Ayurveda?

The word Ayurveda derived from Ayu and veda. Ayu means Life and Veda means science or knowledge. That means Ayurveda is the knowledge of the life or science of the life. Charaka defines “That science is designated as Ayurveda where advantageous and disadvantageous as well as happy and unhappy states of life along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement and the life itself are described” (Charaka Sutra 1-4).

Ayurveda represents a system of healing that has been perfected over more than five thousands years. It is South Asia’s ancient health care system based on herbs and diet. Ayurveda sees health and disease in holistic terms. It links the microcosm of the individual with the cosmos. It takes into account the relationship between energy and matter. This system of healing believes in treatment of not just the part affected by disease but the individual as a whole. It emphasizes on the harmony of mind, spirit and body to cure diseases. Moreover, the stress is on prevention rather than cure.

What can Ayurveda cure???

Ayurveda aims to improve the overall well-being. This form of alternative healing is considered effective in curing a number of diseases, even chronic in nature. Ayurveda Medicines cure a variety of ailments like hyper-acidity, asthma, constipation, diabetes, gastritis, hypertension, female disorders, heart burns, liver ailments and cholesterol problems.

About side effects????

Ayurveda offers a multitude of advantages with absolutely no side effects. Allopathic treatment involves the use of drugs that add toxins to the body. The body may be unable to eliminate / cope with these, leading to side effects. Based on nature cure, Ayurveda cleanses the body, enhancing its power to cure itself and its ability to defend against germs. Ayurveda and herbal products in the world of today… The importance of Ayurveda medicines and herbal products has increased in the world of today. As the environs get more polluted, life more stressful and food affected by chemicals, there is a greater need to get back to nature. Ayurveda is a living and growing body of knowledge that emphasizes the removal of toxins from the body.

An internationally recognized system

The effectiveness of this health care system is being recognized the world over. With no distressing side effects, Ayurveda has become an internationally acclaimed form of healing, rejuvenation and healthy living.

Ayurveda Body Massage

This is the application of oil on the body with the help of palms. The massage is used for relaxation, as well as giving tone to the muscles and promoting blood circulation. The regular application of oil gives longevity, strengthens the muscles and relieves fatigue. It also treats diseases of the nervous system. The selection of the type of oil depends on the diagnosis of the physician and the duration of the treatment is usually for 30-40 minutes.

Ayurveda Head Oil Massage

Different types of oils are used according to the guest’s condition and any ailments if present. It improves the blood circulation and prevents and cures headache and migraine. It also prevents and cures hair loss, baldness and premature graying of hair and helps hair growth. It promotes eye sight and clears the complexion of the face. It helps the individual to sleep and is good for stress and mental diseases. It is also good for conditions such as facial paralysis and hemiplegia (paralysis).

Ayurveda Facial Treatment

Herbal pastes and steams are used to clean and smooth out wrinkles and clear the skin.

Ayurveda Herbal Bath

Herbal leaves and roots are boiled and the water is poured on the patients. Different types of herbal water are used according to any prevalent ailment and the condition of the patient.

Ayurveda Herbal Steam

Herbal leaves and roots are boiled and the steam passed through the body for a prescribed period of time. Indications – obesity, joint pains.

Ayurveda Nasal Treatment

Medicated oils, herbal juices, powders etc. are administered through the nose tract. This treatment is very effective for chronic sinusitis, chronic headache, migraine, facial paralysis, nasal congestion, cataract and diseases of eye, nose, ear, mouth and head.

Ayurveda Arm Massage

Headaches, neck pain, and aching shoulders or tired hands can all be caused by tension in the arms. Massaging the arms helps the arms and shoulders to relax, and can alleviate many of these problems.

Ayurveda Leg Massage

By stimulating the circulation, massage brings blood and nutrients to the legs and helps to prevent varicose veins. Gentle stroking up the legs towards the lymph nodes can help to reduce puffiness or swelling in the lower legs. Help to reduce accumulation of cellulite, the dry skin and flabby thighs.

Ayurveda Neck and Shoulder Massage

Special herbal oil is applied to the neck and the shoulder to release muscular spasms, rheumatic pain and stress related conditions as the neck and the shoulder area is so often stiff and tense. This is due to the neck muscles having to continuously to support the head and also many people habitually hunch their shoulders, making the muscles at the sides of the neck very tense.

Ayurveda Foot Massage

During foot massage, special attention is focused on the tender spots. This massage produces a reflect effect on the internal organs as well as creating a combined soothing and invigorating effect. Massage of the feet prevents and cures dryness, numbness, roughness, fatigue, and cracking of the heels. It strengthens walking and running.

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Mediation and Yoga

Meditation is the attainment of a deeply relaxed state of mind and body. One’s rate of metabolism is said to slow down causing the release of anxiety, stress and even pain control. Breathing exercises, repeating mantras, and sitting in silence helps relax the mind and reduce focus on the stressful situations that surround us. Meditation is a component of serious Ayurvedic treatment that helps bring harmony to the mind and body.

The term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word that means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method that joins the individual self with the Divine, Universal Spirit, or Cosmic Consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also called self-transcendence or enlightenment.

On the physical level, yoga postures, called asanas, are designed to tone, strengthen, and align the body. These postures are performed to make the spine supple and healthy and to promote blood flow to all the organs, glands, and tissues, keeping all the body systems healthy. On a mental level, yoga uses breathing techniques and meditation to quiet, clarify, and discipline the mind.

Yoga is a vital part of long-term Ayurvedic treatments.

Note: According to the request of the clients we can arrange the Ayurveda packages, meditation and yoga lessons.