The word Ayurveda perfectly describes the art of living well and fully. The term is a combination of Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (knowledge). This holistic system of healing techniques is over 5000 years old and has had an important influence on the development of Western medicine. Following the basic principles of Ayurveda in our everyday lives can lead to big improvements in our health. We might, for example, keep in mind that many toxins in our body are soluble in oils, which might seem counterintuitive at first.

People in many parts of India and Sri Lanka still rely exclusively on Ayurveda for their healthcare and can lead long and healthy lives without any need for Western medicine. They are mindful of their bodies and work on maintaining the balance between the mind, body and spirit. They know what kind of food and exercise their bodies respond to best and understand the importance of preventing health issues through wholesome living. They can treat symptoms successfully because they understand their underlying causes. It might sound simple, but it takes a lot of training before one learns to listen to the body.

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In the Western world we often take the exactly opposite approach, using our hectic lifestyles as an excuse for our unhealthy life choices. Ayurveda teaches us to take responsibility for our bodies, health and way of life. Unlike Western medicine, Ayurveda treats every person as a unique individual. It does not fight against illness, but for health. It does not treat our various body parts as though they were separate from the whole and also understands that our physical selves are connected to, and influenced by, our emotions and our mind. All this creates a complex whole, which is unique to each person depending on their environment and their inner response to it.

How are we to integrate the teachings of Ayurveda into our Western mind-set and use it to achieve a more balanced life and better health? First we must become acquainted with our bodies, our constitution and personality. These form the basis for our nutrition, daily routine and lifestyle. According to Ayurveda there are three doshas – which can roughly be translated as states: vata, pita and kapha – which connect the five elements of the cosmos (ether, air, fire, water and earth) in us. An imbalance of the doshas can cause a myriad different problems with digestion, flexibility, weight and other aspects of our physical and mental wellbeing.

Contemporary Western standards are not healthy for our body, spirit or mind. But Ayurveda has been around for millennia, paving a path to better health and the achievement of our life goals – with less stress and more joy

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  • Podikizhi Open or Close

    masaža s posebnimi snopi, napolnjenimi z zeliščnim prahom. Pri masaži se prah s pomočjo toplega olja topi in v telo vnaša aktivne učinkovine iz zelišč.

  • Abhyanga Sweda Open or Close

    pomirjujoča in regeneracijska oljna masaža z gibi usmerjenimi glede na krvni obtok. Masaža se zaključi z zeliščno parno kopeljo. Tretma povečuje cirkulacijo in pospešuje izločanje strupov iz telesa. Ugodno vpliva pri anksioznosti, hrapavosti in suhosti kože, težavah s cirkulacijo, artritisu, bolečinah križa in hrbta ter različnih poškodbah. Priporočljiv je pri hujšanju in nespečnosti.

  • Lepanam Open or Close

    nanašanje zdravilne zeliščne paste na prizadeto območje. Pomaga pri vnetjih, problemih s kožo, artritisu in podobnih težavah.

  • Thalapothichil Open or Close

    nanašanje zdravilne paste na področje lasišča.

  • Kseeravasthy Open or Close

    spremeni v Shirovasthi, pomen je že zgoraj.

  • Kayasekam Open or Close

    oljna kopel.

  • Narangakizhi Open or Close

    masaža s snopi, v katere so zaviti česen, limona, sol in ajurvedska zelišča. Terapija je priporočljiva za zdravljenje težav s sklepi in revmatska obolenja.

  • Njavaratheppu Open or Close

    masaža z riževim pudingom, ki spodbuja znojenje telesa. 

  • Panchakarma Open or Close

    očiščevalni in poživitveni program v ajurvedi, ki telo osvobodi nabranih strupov, ojača imunski sistem, obnavlja ravnovesje telesa in vrača dobro počutje. 

  • Swedanakarma Open or Close

    proces znojenja.

  • Snehakarma Open or Close

    nanašanje zdravilnih olj.

  • Tharpanam Open or Close

    ajurvedska terapija za izboljšanje vida.

  • Karnapooranam Open or Close

    proces vlivanja zdravilnih olj ali zdravilnega dima v uho.

  • Pizhichil Open or Close

    eden izmed redkih in prav posebnih tretmajev iz Kerale, med katerim dva ali štirje terapevti masirajo celotno telo z mlačnim zeliščnim oljem.

  • Nasyam Open or Close

    vlivanje zeliščnih sokov, zdravilnih olj in ostalih sestavin skozi nos. Ta terapija je zelo učinkovita za zdravljenje določenih vrst glavobolov, paralize, duševnih motenj, nekaterih vrst kožnih bolezni itd.

  • Snehapanam Open or Close

    zaužitje zdravilnih olj ali zdravil iz masla ghee skozi usta. Izvaja se kot terapevtski proces ali tudi kot uvodna faza pri čiščenju telesa.

  • Njavarakhizi Open or Close

    obnovitvena, hranljiva in pomirjujoča masaža telesa z riževimi snopki, namočenimi v regeneracijske zeliščne mešanice. Primerna je za ljudi s stresnim življenjem, poveča fizično moč in jača živčni sistem. Deluje proti revmatizmu in izboljšuje prekrvavljenost.

  • Pinda Sweda Open or Close

    maske iz riža, mleka in zelišč, ki izboljšajo elastičnost in moč telesa.

  • Sarvangadhara Open or Close

    polivanje toplega, zdravilnega olja po celem telesu.

  • Shirovasti Open or Close

    v posebno držalo, ovito okoli glave, nalita topla, izbrana zeliščna olja. Tretma deluje proti močnim glavobolom, suhim nosnicam, ustom in grlu ter ostalim boleznim glave. Priporoča se tudi osebam, ki trpijo za obrazno paralizo.

  • Shirolepa Open or Close

    zeliščna obrazna maska, učinkovita v boju proti mentalni utrujenosti, stresu in glavobolu. Pomirja tudi bolečine v spodnjem delu hrbtenice.

  • Langana Open or Close

    program ajurvedske prehrane.

  • Udwarthana Open or Close

    masaža s toplim zeliščnim prahom, ki odlično očiščuje kožo in odpravlja odvečno maščobo.

  • Shirodhara Open or Close

    polivanja toplega zdravilnega olja na področje tretjega očesa. Nežen curek olja, ki kaplja na čelo, ima izredno pomirjevalen učinek in odpravlja stres, nespečnost in utrujenost.

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