Munnar, Kerala, India
6 nights
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Ayush Arogya

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About the experience

What will I experience?

At Ayush Arogya, you will experience a deeply personalized journey of detoxification and rejuvenation. Each day, Ayurvedic doctors will tailor treatments specifically for your needs, incorporating ancient formulations adapted for modern life. You'll undergo cleansing therapies like nasal cleaning, therapeutic vomiting, purgation, medicated enemas, and bloodletting, which together aim to purify your body at a cellular level. This all-encompassing approach not only detoxifies your body but also enhances your natural healing capabilities, improves your skin's complexion, boosts energy, and strengthens your immune system, helping you achieve a balanced state of health and wellbeing.

Benefits of this experience

Participating in the Ayush Arogya retreat will bolster your immunity through personalized detoxification treatments that cleanse your body at a cellular level, reducing inflammation and enhancing your body's natural defense mechanisms. Daily consultations ensure that each therapy is tailored to your unique health needs, promoting self-care and a deeper understanding of your body’s rhythms and requirements. This nurturing approach helps you achieve a stronger, more resilient immune system as a foundation for lasting health.

Incorporating in daily life

Adopt one Ayurvedic dietary practice, such as including ghee in your meals for digestion or sipping warm water throughout the day to detoxify gently. These straightforward habits can help sustain the holistic benefits you experienced during the retreat.

About the destination

At Sitaram Retreat, you're invited to immerse yourself in a transformative environment where each aspect is tailored for profound spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. Nestled in serene natural settings—the Arabian Sea coast and lush Munnar plantations—this retreat combines ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with modern research. Your experience is deeply personalized, reflecting a century-old legacy of nurturing wellbeing through specialized treatments and nourishing practices. Here, you'll connect deeply with yourself, aided by the expertise of a lineage dedicated to sustainable health, ensuring your journey to optimum wellness is both authentic and profound.

Context

Place of experience

Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Munnar offers you a tranquil escape into nature with its rolling hills and lush tea plantations. The cool, crisp air and quietude of this hill station make it an ideal location for rejuvenation and mindfulness. Engaging with the green, biodiverse environment can enhance your mental and physical wellbeing, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Whether you're exploring the scenic landscapes, practicing yoga amidst the misty hills, or partaking in local herbal treatments, Munnar provides a perfect backdrop to reconnect with yourself and nature, fostering a deep sense of peace and vitality.

Most suitable time to visit

The best time to experience the Ayush Arogya retreat in Munnar is from September to March, when the weather is cool and pleasant, ideal for Ayurvedic treatments and outdoor activities.

Ancient & modern provenance

Ancient texts and treatises:

Ancient text name: Charaka Samhita (Approx. 300 BCE to 200 CE)

  • Context: A foundational text in Ayurveda, written by Charaka, that deals with internal medicine.
  • Mention of Panchakarma: The text details the Panchakarma therapy as essential for removing toxins from the body, which in turn builds immunity, promotes longevity, and enhances physical and mental health.

Ancient text name: Sushruta Samhita (Approx. 600 BCE)

  • Context: Composed by Sushruta, this text is one of the earliest detailed documentation of surgery but also covers various aspects of general medicine.
  • Mention of Panchakarma: It emphasizes the surgical and therapeutic importance of Panchakarma, particularly for detoxification, improving bodily functions, and boosting the immune system, thus enhancing overall wellbeing.

Ancient text name: Ashtanga Hridayam (Approx. 7th century CE)

  • Context: Written by Vagbhata, this text is a concise compilation of earlier Ayurvedic texts that integrates the Charaka and Sushruta Samhitas.
  • Mention of Panchakarma: Panchakarma is discussed as a critical treatment for purification and rejuvenation, crucial for maintaining health and preventing diseases, thereby building resilience and improving life quality.

Modern scientific researches:

Title: Effect of yoga and panchakarma therapy on psychophysiological variables: A pilot study

  • Main author: A. Verma
  • Date of publishing: 2017
  • Abstract: This pilot study assessed the effect of yoga and panchakarma therapy on physiological, biochemical, and psychological variables in nine Japanese participants. Results showed reductions in cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, and VLDL levels, as well as improvements in fat mass, BMI, and fat-free mass. Quality of life improved in physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment.
  • Link to the paper

Title: Ayurveda and Panchakarma: Measuring the Effects of a Holistic Health Intervention

  • Main author: L. Conboy
  • Date of publishing: 2009
  • Abstract: This study examined the role of psychosocial factors in behavior change and the salutogenic process during a 5-day Panchakarma retreat. Significant improvements were found in self-efficacy towards using Ayurveda to improve health, positive health behaviors, perceived social support, and depression.
  • Link to the paper

Full plan of experience

The following schedule provides a general outline of the duration and activities aimed at facilitating the integration of the retreat's teachings into your daily life.

At the place
Munnar, Kerala, India
Duration
6 nights
Price
$2,100 / person

Experience Schedule

06: 30 am –  06: 45 am
Immerse yourself in the nature with a mindful walk

6:45 am - 7:45 am
Start your day with a soulful yoga session

8: 00 am - 9: 30 am
Energize yourself with a nutritious breakfast

9: 30 am - 12:30 am
Time for scheduled wellbeing therapies and consultations. 
( If this is your free day, we encourage you to rest or spend time in self-reflection)

12. 00 pm – 01. 30 pm 
Time for a healthy lunch

02. 00 pm – 05. 00 pm
Time for scheduled wellbeing therapies and consultations. 
( If this is your free day, explore the beautiful property and the views it has to offer)

05: 30 pm - 06: 30 pm
Meditation

06: 30 pm - 08: 30 pm
A light and soothing dinner

09. 00 pm
Time to retire for the day

CONDUCTED BY

Sitaram Ayurveda

A retreat center rooted in Ayurvedic wisdom of wellbeing

Price
6 nights
$2,100 / person
Upcoming next:
1st week of July, Aug & Sept 2024
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