Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the art of living in harmony with the laws of nature. It is an ancient wisdom of natural healing, and translates literally as "the science of life." Both prevention and cure are done by totally natural means.

Ayurveda understands that each person has a unique nature and has different needs. It encompasses diet and nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, meditation, breathing exercises, and medicinal herbs, along with cleansing and rejuvenation programs to heal the body, mind, and soul, all of which are tailored to the nature of each individual.

Bhagavatamrita

Bhagavatamrita has been practicing Vedic sciences for more than 20 years. He established the Wisdom Forest Ecological Reserve and Yoga Ashram in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, an impressive project dedicated to self-awareness and the protection of mother earth.

After many years of practicing the science of Ayurveda, Bhagavatamrita took the Ayurvedic Wellness Counseler program at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA, and studied Ayurvedic Massage at the Ayurveda Institute, UK. She later continued her studies in India, receiving invaluable knowledge from many traditional teachers. She now she has decided to share this Vedic knowledge and her therapies in Europe.

Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage

Regular massage relaxes the muscles, nerves, bones, and the whole body in general. Helps the digestive system by maintaining proper balance and circulation. It induces deep sleep, increases appetite, and generally makes life happier.

Abhyanga massage can be considered one of the most important treatments in Ayurveda. It is a relaxing, balancing, purifying and repairing massage treatment, using medicinal oils infused with herbs. It is a rhythmic massage that requires uniform pressure throughout the body, from head to toe, causing a wonderful feeling of well-being and rejuvenation. Allows transdermal absorption of nutrients from oils and herbs. Abhyanga massage helps the largest organ of the body to effectively eliminate toxins and nourish the tissues. This treatment can be tailored to treat a wide range of disorders, and when performed regularly it will stop the signs of aging and keep the body detoxified.

Marma massage

Marma massage is a powerful, deeply relaxing treatment that targets 107 vital energy points in the body. These points are significant both physically and energetically.

When these Marma points are blocked, the vital energy of the life force (or prana) cannot flow and we begin to feel exhausted, unbalanced and eventually we will feel bad. On the contrary, when the Marma points are massaged and stimulated correctly, the whole body and all its organs are flooded with energy. We feed deeply on a cellular and energetic level. Again we feel calm and clear, both emotionally and physically.

Marma massage increases immunity, improves flexibility and strength, reduces toxicity, improves digestion and circulation, and promotes a positive mental and emotional state; It is also famous throughout the East for slowing down the aging process.

Pinda Sweda

Pinda sweda is a combination of massage and sweat therapy. The Sanskrit word 'Pinda' means bolus and 'Sweda' means sweating. A rejuvenating treatment with Pinda Sweda is the perfect remedy for those who are low on energy and whose body feels stiff and sore. Using hot rice and herb poultices, rice that is processed into herbal decoctions and wrapped into bowls, Bhagavatamrita offers a soothing, rhythmic massage that deeply nourishes the skin, muscles, bones, and joints. As the body and its aching joints and muscles are vigorously massaged with these hot herbal packs, toxins drain away, relieving pain and tension in the affected areas.

The result is increased energy, circulation and mobility, along with a wonderful feeling of lightness and calm. This treatment is generally recommended for joint and muscle pain commonly associated with arthritic conditions, back pain, and muscle stiffness. It also soothes nerves, improves skin texture, boosts the immune system, and relieves stress.

Shirodhara

The word Shirodhara comes from the combination of two Sanskrit words: 'Shiro' means head and 'Dhara' means flow. Shirodhara is considered one of the most heavenly therapies in Ayurveda. Practiced in India for over 5000 years, this Ayurvedic detox therapy is extremely relaxing and rejuvenating, releasing stress and anxiety. It can also help your brain release negative energy while giving you a serene space to remove all of life's stresses. A gentle and soothing massage with warm medicated oils that increases the functionality of the central nervous system. To receive Shirodhara, you lie on a massage table with your eyes covered. Specially prepared warm herbal oil is then poured in a thin, steady stream directly onto the forehead and sixth chakra for about 40 minutes, followed by a gentle head massage.

Shirodhara helps to overcome insecurities, worries, fears, irritation, frustration and depression. She helps in treating insomnia, memory loss, poor concentration, severe headaches, and hypertension. It is also considered as a very effective therapy for premature hair loss and graying. It is surprisingly beneficial for people suffering from jet lag or insomnia due to frequent flight, it helps to restore the daily routine of waking up and sleeping due to continuous travel, and it relaxes the exhausted body and decreases fatigue. Shirodhara is said to provide the peace that one gets from continuous meditation practices.

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