Frequently Asked Questions

Yoga and Ayurveda

1How can Ayurveda & Yoga help me?
Ayurveda means science of life. This science of natural wellness has healed millions of people for more than 50 centuries. It has gained popularity in the west due to Dr. Oz, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, David Frawley, Robert Svoboda etc. The complimentary sciences Yoga and Ayurveda together help you balance your inner energies and create optimum wellness of your body, mind and spirit. They consider each of us as a unique individual with a unique mind-body type (Prakruti) which is determined during conception. They assist us in creating a comprehensive wellness plan personalized for our unique physiology and our specific health condition or disease (Vikruti). Yoga and Ayurveda together help us in improving health, preventing illness, healing disease and promoting longevity. They help us to heal and to achieve optimal body-mind-wellness through daily & seasonal wellness routines, appropriate exercise, yoga, individualized nutrition, healing herbs & vitamins, gentle detox-cleanse(Panch Karma), pranayama, meditation, stress management, anti-aging and rejuvenation therapies.
2What is an Ayurveda & Yoga Treatment Plan?
It is a comprehensive & customized natural health program including:
A Natural diet to suit the individual’s body type(Prakruti) and imbalances(Vikruti)
Therapeutic nutritional supplements
Healing botanical medicines and herbs
Detoxification by gentle cleansing called Pancha Karma therapy
Ayurvedic body work and massage
Physical exercise and stretches including yoga postures
Stress management through:
Relaxation exercises
Breathing techniques (Pranayama)
Meditation (Dhyaan)
Music & Aromatherapy
Rejuvenation therapy (Rasayana) to delay aging and promote longevity
Special daily routines (Dinacharya) which include:
Natural oral hygiene
Preventative care of eyes, ears, nasal passages, sinuses and throat
Nourishing treatment of skin, hair and nails
Special seasonal routines (Ritucharya) for year-round health by adapting to the seasons
Recovery from addictions
Counseling and health education to develop healthy lifestyle
3What is Pancha Karma Natural Cleanse & Rejuvenation ?
Pancha Karmas are natural cleansing & rejuvenation procedures for effectively removing accumulated toxins from the body. Pancha Karmas first loosen the toxins. Next they liquefy the loosened toxins and remove them from the body. Pancha Karma includes use of individualized diets, nutritional supplements, mild fasting(Langhana), customized herbal oils(Snehan), sweating(Swedan), herbal purgatives(Virechan), nasal drops(Nasya) and enema therapy(Basti) to rid the body of accumulated toxins. A word of caution must be given. Unlike many other health-promoting recommendations of Ayurveda, Pancha Karma should not be self-administered. Like all medical procedures, Pancha karma starts with an initial consultation by experienced Ayurvedic doctors who determine your Ayurvedic Mind-Body Type(Prakruti), the nature of the health problem(Vikriti), the type of cleansing to be carried out and its appropriate dosage. The process is supervised by experienced Ayurvedic doctors who can recognize signs of correct and incorrect cleansing. If required, they take care of any disturbing symptoms and treat them appropriately. The healing effects can be both subtle and profound. For instance, you may begin to notice your skin and eyes glowing. You may feel renewed health and vitality. Many people also experience weight change, according to their needs.