Body, Mind & Soul
Renew Your Life with Yoga and Ayurveda
A tourist destination known for its ancient culture, civilization, architecture and spell bounding natural beauty, India offers a number of surprises to tourist coming here for various reasons and causes. Along with ancient monuments and architecture, the centuries old medicine system of India is also very exceptional, old and unique to India. Based in vedic learning, the wellness therapies of India has been exceptionally recognized throughout the Globe for their therapeutic values. In the areas of wellness treatment, Ayurveda and Naturopahty is very effective in treatment of various types of ailments. Yoga provides treatment for various diseases by the means of various exercises known to be as Asanas and natural herbs.
Haridawar and Rishikesh are major center of Yoga healing where patients and medical tourist can stay in Ashrams to get remedies for their diseases. The duration of stay, however, varies from center to center. Another aspect of wellness treatment in India is luxurious Spas that offer a good number of oil based treatments. These spas are majorly located at Himalaya’s cities and the state of Kerala. Thus, these healing centers and spas on a tour to India are places to pamper oneself and rejuvenate senses.
Ayurveda is thousands year old traditional form of Indian medicine which was developed by ancient sages whose astute observations led to the development of constitutional medicine. The main quality that Ayurveda borrowed from Charaka is its aim of removing the cause of illness and not just curing the disease itself. Ayurveda is based solely on herbs and herbal compounds. The herbs used in Ayurvedic remedies do not operate against the body's metabolism; their effect is registered gradually resulting in minimum side-effects.
Ayurveda is more than just a medical system. It is a Science of Life. Ayurveda is a system that helps maintain health in a person by using the inherent principles of nature to bring the individual back into equilibrium with their true self. In essence Ayurveda has been in existence since the beginning of time because nature's laws have always governed us.
In India, Ayurvedic spas can be found all over the country. The most famous Ayurvedic centres Are Found in Kerala. Kerala's equable Climate, Natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June - November) are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. Kerala is the only State in India, which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication.
Yoga and meditation
Yoga is a system of exercises for the physical & mental well being. It combines stylised poses with deep breathing and meditation. The term yoga itself is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning 'to join together'. The ultimate aim of yoga it to unite the human soul with the universal sprit.
The eight stages of yoga stated by Patanjali.
Niyama (self-purification through discipline).
Pranayama (breath control).
Pratyahara (withdrawal of mind from external objects).
Samadhi (state of super consciousness).
Besides the different stages in yoga, there are various forms of discipline touching different aspects of human life. These disciplines include.
Hathyoga (physical exercise).
Gyanayoga or Dhyana yoga (exercise for the mind & intellect).
Karmayoga (disciplined action in daily life).
With the regular practice of asanas, we control our cholesterol level, reduce weight, normalise blood pressure and improve cardiac performance. Asanas harmonize our mental energy flow by clearing any blockages in the subtle body, leading to mental equilibrium & calmness.
There are several Yoga ashrams / institutes in India which provide short and long There are several Yoga ashrams / institutes in India which provide short and long destination to practice Yoga and Meditation near the holy river Ganges, under the guidance of highly qualified Gurus (teachers).
Mineralized water, a component of the physical environment, found is springs or inland spas, has been a major attraction for people because of its supposed medicinal properties since early times. The inland spa continued to hold the belief of the people in the healing and rejuvenating properties of its water either by drinking or bathing in it. Spa facility is available in almost all the reputed hotels. The best place to enjoy the Spa is in the Himalayas and south India where you will find a serene ambience to avail these facilities.
Kerala is globally known for finest Ayurvedic treatments and massages. Thousands of people visit Kerala every year for rejuvenation therapies, treatments, beauty enhancement packages etc. There are a number of ayurvedic centers in Kerala ranging from budget to luxurious category.
Rishikesh, the global capital for Yoga and Meditation has always been a favourite destination for those finding peace for mind and body through ancient physical exercising system of yoga and soul lifting experience with meditation. There are several yoga schools and ashrams in and around Rishikesh which offer small and long duration courses for visitors.
Pokhara Valley in Nepal also has some very good yoga and meditation centers set amidst beautiful Himalayan ranges. One can experience short classes or a longer term course to get benefit of the ancient system.
The ancient land of Bhutan with its unique custom and lifestyle is commonly known for Buddhist monasteries and natural beauty. Bhutan has also been a paradise for those seeking to learn and practice yoga and meditation. Yoga and meditation is a common practice among Buddhist monks and they run a number of yoga and meditation center here.
You will spend 19 nights in en suite rooms and 1 night in a sleeper train. The overnight trains will be booked in 2-Tier (or 3-tier) sleeper A/C. There are many excellent trains in India however the standard of seating and sleeping is not in line with European standards.
Single rooms are available for a supplement from £375 (approx. US$720): the price will depend on the season you are traveling.You can ask us to upgrade your accomodation