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Ayurveda Yoga & Meditation in South India

Ayurveda Yoga & Meditation in South IndiaAyurveda the traditional Indian system of medicine hold out to the world the promise of a healthy long life. When one plans a vacation for South India the thought of Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy also strikes the mind. Visit India South offers various Ayurveda Tour packages. Ayurveda, yoga, and Meditation Tours Kerala, the land of Ayurveda, is the place where many of the reputed and recommended Ayurvedic centers in South India are located. Many authentic Ayurvedic centers and resorts in the verdant landscape of Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu exist that offer good rejuvenation programs. Kerala's forests and hilly tracks have nurtured an abundance of herbs, plants and trees that are extremely valuable in the preparation of Ayurvedic medicines.

Understanding Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing. Ayurveda means the "Knowledge or Science of Life". This science is almost 5000 years old. It evolved in India with verve around 600 B.C. while the legend has it that Ayurveda system of medicine was instructed to the ancient sages by the gods themselves. According to Charaka, the ancient physician-sage, life is a unified state of the physical body, the cognitive organs, the mind and the soul. Ayurveda brings harmony into body, mind and soul, thus signifying a living being. Its very basis is the spiritual knowledge of the ancient seers of India and the cosmic consciousness in which they lived.

It is said that Ayurveda is old as the world itself. The contemporary practice of Ayurveda is based on the several hundred volumes of Classical treatises and on the official Formulary and Pharmacopoeia. Its strength lies in its broad, all encompassing view of the dynamic inter-relationship between organic physiological processes along with the internal psychological and spiritual condition besides external factors including climate, life work and diet. According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, five elements of nature, namely, ether, air, fire, water and earth are present in the human body:

Ayurveda Yoga & Meditation in South IndiaEther - is space, in particular the cellular, synaptic and visceral spaces which allow the tissues to function efficiently.

Air - governs movement in the body. The sensation that is felt when someone touches the skin is transported to the brain through movement. Other examples include breathing through the movement of diaphragm as well as shifting of thoughts & desires.

Fire - represents the qualities of change and transformation. It is therefore, the element Relative to absorption, assimilation, digestion, and body temperature.

Water - takes many forms in the body such as saliva, plasma, mucus and urine - at the same time it is necessary for healthy cell functions.

Earth - is the element which forms the solid structures of the body like bones, cartilage, teeth and skin etc.

The scientific premise of Ayurveda focuses on living life naturally and teaches how to live in this universe without disturbing the delicate balance of nature. Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part but the body as a whole. It eliminates all toxic imbalances from the body and thus helps to refresh you in the natural way, regain resistance and good health. Ayurveda always stresses on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them.

The five elements of the nature as listed above are used to create the structure of the body. There are three doshas (disturbing forces) that are formed taken two from out of the five elements mentioned above. These are used to determine the individual's primary constitution and are responsible for the functional aspect of the human body. Massage, herbs and oils are applied to the body aiming to restore the natural balance of the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha, described as:

VATA - is the combination of the air and ether.
PITTA - is the combination of water and the fire.
Ayurveda Yoga & Meditation in South IndiaKAPAH -is the combination of water and the earth elements.

Ideally human beings and nature should be in perfect harmony. For thousands of years the wise men of India have applied natural medicine. Disease occurs when the equilibrium between these two is disrupted. Today, the ailing people from America, Europe, Middle East, Arabia, and countries of Far East are contacting Visit India South for arranging Ayurveda Treatment in India. Besides, there are many packages covering Beauty Care in Ayurveda, in which the balance of the doshas is gradually achieved by following an appropriate diet suitable to individual's body constitution and lifestyle. The most fascinating aspect of Ayurveda which is not so commonly known is that in the ancient times it was using almost all methods of healing like lifestyle regimen, herbs, diet, yoga, meditation, aroma, color, gems, amulets, jyotishi (astrology), and surgery etc. in treating patients.

Ayurveda Body Care

Different Types of Body Care in Ayurveda:

Beauty Care Programme (10 Days):
In this programme herbal face pack, herbal cream massage, Herbal oil massage, intake of herbal tea and steam bath are included. This treatment increases the skin complexion, skin tone and beautifies the body figure.

Spine & Neck Care Programme (10 Days):
This is a special treatment to keep your spine and neck healthy and to cure the problems related with it. This programme includes special massages and special exercises.

Rejuvenation TherapyRejuvenation Therapy (14 Days):
This treatment includes body massage with hand and foot by two therapists with medicated oil and cream internal rejuvenation medicines and medicated steam bath. This therapy is for 90 minutes to 2 hour per day for 7 to 14 days. This therapy is to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, to tone up skin, to strengthen all systems so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.

Body Purification Therapy (15 Days):
It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of vatha, pitha and kapha based on the panchakarma and swedakarma treatment.

Psoriasis Treatment Programme (21 Days):
This is an effective treatment for all types of psoriasis. This special Ayurvedic treatment programme lasts for 21 to 28 days with exclusively prepared internal herbal medicines.

Body Immunization/Longevity Treatment (28 Days):
This is the prime treatment is Ayurveda for reducing ageing processes, arresting the degeneration of the body cells and immunization of the system. This treatment is best effective if taken before the age of 80 for either sex.

Slimming Programme (28 Days):
This includes two types of massage (1) Medicated herbal powder massage, and (2) Medicated herbal oil massage.

Karnapooranam (01 Time):
This is a process of medicated fumes applied to the ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps to clean the ears and avoids ailments associated to the ear.

Tharpanam (01 Time):
This is the cleaning process of the eyes which gives cooling effect, prevents eye diseases and strengthens the optic nerve.

MukhlepamMukhlepam (01 Time):
This is a herbal face pack with specially made herbal powder and fresh cream. This prevents and avoids wrinkles and improves the skin tone. This is also good for the eyes.

Pouring in normal temperature of medicated buttermilk for the treatment of memory loss, severe headache etc.

Rejuvenation Massage:
This massage includes whole body massage with herbal oil or powder by hand and foot, for 90 minutes. This is good for rejuvenating the body, to reduce mental tension, sexual weakness, to improve vitality etc.

General Massage:
The general body massage is for duration of 60 minutes with herbal oil or herbal powder by hand to tone up the body and to improve the blood circulation etc.

Medicated Steam Bath:
Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and the steam is passed to the whole body for 10 -20 minutes. This is good for certain skin diseases, to eliminate impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body, to reduce fat, etc.

Ayurvedic Treatments

Different Types of Treatments in Ayurveda:

Pizhichil Ayurvedic TreatmentsPIZHICHIL (14 DAYS)
In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists is a special rhythmic way continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very useful for Rheumatic diseases like Arthritis, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Paralysis-Agitanus, Sexual Weakness, Nervous Weakness and disorders, etc.

It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of Boluses tied up in muslin bag. This is applied by two to four therapist for abut 60-90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This Treatment is for all types of Rheumatism, Pain in the Joints, Emaciation of limbs, High blood pressure, Cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases.

In this process, some Herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc. are poured on the forehead in a special method for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7-21 days. This treatment is mainly for Insomnia, Vatha Predominated diseases, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

A certain type of herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum daily for a period 5 to 25 days. This Treatment is for Arthritis, Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Numbness, Gastric complaints associated with Rheumatism and constant constipation.

A mix of certain lukewarm herbal oils is poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient's conditions for a period of 7 days. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, Dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, and other Vatha originated diseases.

Udvarathanam Ayurvedic TreatmentsUDVARTHANAM (14 DAYS)
This is a typical massage with herbal powder for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. This treatment is for the diseases like Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Obesity and certain Rheumatic ailments.

This is a specialized type of oil massage in which strokes are given according to the diseases for 45 minutes per day for 14 days. This treatment is very useful for Obesity, Especially for Diabetic Gangrene etc.

Herbal juices, medicated oils etc. are applied through nose for 7 to 14 day. This treatment is highly effective for certain kinds of Headaches, Paralysis, Mental disorders, some types of skin disease etc.

Mediated Ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for a period of 8 to 12 days. This treatment is for Osteoarthritis, Psoriasis, and Leukemia etc.

Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days. This treatment is for osteoarthritis, arthritis with swelling, spondylosis, sports injuries etc.

Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1 hour daily. This treatment is very effective for Hemiplegia, Paralysis Rheumatic complaints etc.

Herbal oils and decoctions are applied through the vaginal route. This treatment is good for gynaecological disorders. It is also a purification process for genital organs.

Kativashi Ayurvedic TreatmentsKATIVASTHI
In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary, This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders.

Like Kativasthi warm medicated oil is kept over the chest for 45 minutes this is an effective treatment for asthma, other respiratory problems hearth diseases and muscular chest pain.

This is fermentation with medicated cow milk. This treatment is good for facial paralysis, Bell's palsy, speech disorders and other nervous disorders of the face.

Special powder mixed with medicated oil applying on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes. This treatment is helpful for ENT problems, insomnia, migraine etc.

This is a process in which medicated herbal paste is applied on the affected body part. This is useful for various types of inflammatory conditions.

South India Ayurveda Tour

Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations Covered: Kovalam - Mararikulam - Periyar - Kochi / Cochin

Kovalam Ayurvedic TreatmentsDay 01 : Kovalam
Arrive at Trivandrum in Kerala. Our executive transfers you to the hotel / resort at Kovalam. Overnight stay at the beach resort.

Day 02 : Kovalam
Kovalam is famous for its pristine and tranquil beaches. A former fishing village becomes enchanted by the strips of golden sand on its charismatic beaches. The day is free for your independent activities and shopping like Swimming, Yoga or Ayurvedic Massages. Overnight stay at the beach resort.

Day 03 : Mararikulam
Mararikulam is the oldest and the picturesque fishing village that dots the lovely coastline of Kerala. Your remaining day is at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 04 : Mararikulam
Your day is free for leisure and your own activities. Enjoy the other facilities at the Resort like Ayurvedic Treatments, Swimming, etc. Overnight stay at the resort.

Periyar Ayurvedic TreatmentsDay 05 : Periyar

Move towards Periyar and check into the resort. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Periyar wildlife by boat in Lake Periyar. Drive past the sprawling tea and coffee plantations at Periyar. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 06 : Periyar
The day is free at leisure for your own activities or Ayurvedic treatments at the resort. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 07 : Kochi / Cochin
Reach Kochi, the natural harbour of Kochi. Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Kochi/Cochin. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 08 : Kochi / Cochin
The day is free for the Ayurvedic treatments to be attended by you. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 : Departure
Leave for your onward destination or way back home from the Kochi Airport.

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South India Ayurveda TourSouth India Ayurveda Tour I

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Chennai - Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin - Marari Beach - Cochin

Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Coimbatore - Palakkad - Cochin - Kottayam - Trivandrum

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Yoga & Meditation

The age-old "yoga" exercises offer a set of significant variety of proven health benefits. It is not, in itself, a cure for any medical ailment. It brings improvement in the coordination, sleep and digestion, concentration, posture, range of motion, and flexibility. It also services to improve the efficiency of the heart and slows the respiratory rate, lowers blood pressure, promotes relaxation, improves fitness, reduces stress and allays anxiety. It has already proven its efficacy as supplementary therapy for conditions as diverse as diabetes, asthma, migraine, cancer, arthritis, etc., and helps to combat addictions such as smoking. But as part of the well-known program of diet and exercise, it is known to have contributed to the reversal of heart disease in majority of cases. Yoga is not a religion. It is a secular and scientific methodology of the experience and integration of the mind-body-spirit. Yoga is a complete science of life that originated in India many thousands of years ago. It is the oldest system of personal South IndiaYoga & Meditationdevelopment in the world encompassing the entire body, mind and spirit.

The energy of pure consciousness flows through us only when the mind is pure. This energy while permeating our reality brings the experience of well-being, wisdom, and eternal peace. However, when the mind becomes impure due to attachment to external objects and desires, the connection to the source of pure consciousness is lost and we experience pain and fragmentation. Modern age life has given too many news things to us. It has made our lives easier in many ways. But more than that, it has also increased the stress levels, the complexities and mental pressure under which we keep going on. What we immediately do not realize is the impact of living such a lifestyle on our health. The practice of Yoga, or unification, re-establishes the connection between the individual and the universal field of pure consciousness. Yoga removes the attachment to external objects and false knowledge and corrects psychological trauma by merging the mind with the real, the virtuous, and the wellspring of harmony.

There evolves within our mind an imagined world-a world of images of things seen, heard, tasted, smelled and touched. A world which compares and contrasts images, remembers them, forms ideas around them. Quickly, there arise desires, aversions, ambitions, envy, hatred, attractions, plans, theories, and an entire imagined universe. Yoga is a method of learning that aims to attain the unity of mind, body, and spirit through these three main Yoga structures: Exercise, Breathing, and Meditation. The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on the Glandular Systems of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health. It is interesting to note that the Yoga teaching, like all true teachings, rests on a solid and strong foundation of spiritual rules which include honesty, truth, cleanliness, discipline, and obedience. It is these ethical laws of human conduct which are almost completely ignored in the majority of the so-called "yoga centers" which have sprung up throughout the world over the past few decades.

Eight Stages of Yoga:
Yama - Right conduct towards others;
Niyama - Right conduct towards oneself;
Asana - Physical Postures;
Pranayam - Control of the Breath;
Pratyahara - Control of the Mind and Sense Organs;
Dharana - Concentration and Control of the Attention;
Dhyana - Meditation;
Samadhi - Perfect balance and the unification.

South IndiaYoga & MeditationSome of the most often practiced types of Yoga are:
Karma Yoga: the way of right action that propounds selfless serving without the motivation of obtaining results of labor.
Bhakti Yoga: the way of devotion thorough devotion to a supreme being to submerge emotion and self in pure love.
Jnana Yoga: the way of knowledge through studying divinity and learning to discriminate between illusion and reality.
Hatha Yoga: the physical path that trains the body to control the mind and senses through asana and pranayam.
Tantric Yoga: the feminine path that worships the goddess of energy and sees the body as the temple of the divine.
Kundalini Yoga: the path of energy that arouses the energy stored in the chakras through breathing and movement.
Raja Yoga: the path of meditation that controls the mind from wandering and helps to obtain mastery over thought.

Yoga Tips
· The most appropriate time for practicing Yoga is in the morning. It is the time when the mind is calm, composed and fresh and the body movements can be performed with considerable ease and vigor.
· To get started you need to have the urge and confidence in yourself.
· To practice Yoga you must choose a place which is calm, quiet, ventilated, dust free, moisture free and distraction free.
· Before you start Yoga, you must clear your bowels and bladder; clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus. You must also drink a glass of lukewarm water.
· Wait for a few minutes and then you can start.
· Like all other work outs you must begin with easy poses, thereafter you can advance to the tough ones. Be methodical and systematic.
· Remember, to start with your movements should be light and if you feel fatigue in between you must discontinue.
· Yoga must energize and not cause weariness and depression.
· You must take breaks in between if a particular step or exercise proves tiring.
· If you practice Yoga, your diet should be a balanced and you should eat after an interval of 4 hours.
· The quantity of food should be such that it satisfies your appetite.
· Over eating and fasting should be avoided. At the same time you must try to avoid stale food.
· Yoga clothing should be loose and as comfortable as possible. Form-fitting cotton/Lycra pants and shirts are the best.
· While performing Yoga your breathing should be long and deep. You must remember to keep your mouth close and inhale and exhale only through the nose.
· You should always keep a Yoga mat made of some comfortable materials. For lying postures use a woolen carpet, and spread a clean sheet over it.

Visit India South offers various customized Yoga Tour packages to suit the individual needs as per the number of days available to enjoy tourism in South India.

South India Yoga Tour

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
South IndiaYoga & MeditationDay wise programme:
Day 01 Arrive Chennai
Day 02 Mahabalipuram/Kanchipuram
Day 03 Train Chennai/Mysore
Day 04 Srirangapatnam/Somnathpur
Day 05 Travel to Hassan via Belur & Halebid
Day 06 Travel to Yoga Retreat
Day 07 Yoga Retreat
Day 08 Yoga Retreat
Day 09 Yoga Retreat
Day 10 Yoga Retreat
Day 11 Yoga Retreat
Day 12 Fly to Cochin
Day 13 Kerala Backwaters Cruise
Day 14 Travel to Kumarakom Resort
Day 15 Kumarakom Resort
Day 16 Fly Cochin/Chennai
Day 17 Depart Chennai
End of tour as arranged by Visit India South

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