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What is Ayurveda? March 8, 2009

In yesterdays review of Emerson Resort and Spa, I mentioned that the treatment menu was heavy on Ayurvedic rituals. 

From the ancient Indian language, Ayurveda means “Science of Life”.

Ayurvedic spa treatments are based upon centuries-old Ayurvedic therapies that support balance and bliss in life.  Treatments contain oils, herbs and aromas chosen by the therapist to promote balance between mind and body.

A good example of an Ayurvedic treatment is  Shirodhara.  My friend Gina had this treatment when we went on a girls spa weekend at the Emerson Resort and Spa.  Shirodhara involves gently pouring liquids, usually oils, over the “third eye” (forehead). 

Shirodhara

Shirodhara

For a more detailed and comprehensive look into Ayurveda and the spa industry, click on the link written by Anitra Brown who is the about.com guide to spas:  http://spas.about.com/library/weekly/aa121798.htm

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2 Responses to “What is Ayurveda?”

  1. rickroux Says:

    I wanted to share an incredible source on Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of Natural Healing. This site has free educational content, videos, articles, and learning tools. I was amazed to see that this ayurvedic school has online videos of their classes for FREE! … to visit their website click on or copy:

    http://www.ayurvedaacademy.com

    Regards,

    Rick Roux

  2. pk1299 Says:

    Try even a self massage daily.

    Here is my view, Ayurvedahas been practiced safely and effectively in India for the past 4,000 years. It must work otherwise Ayurveda would not have survived this long. It is holistic science that emphasizes prevention. It is also a lifestyle science as it incorporates in a daily lifestyle plan herbs, diet, exercise, and more.

    Here is a website I have found information that is easy to understand.

    http://www.naturesformulary.com/CategoryContents/Ayurveda–z–Learn-about.aspx

    Take their Dosha test, it is fun. Then once you know your Dosha you design a plan that includes herbs, diet, etc. It has helped me.

    http://www.naturesformulary.com/CategoryContents/Dosha-Test.aspx

    One product I take everyday is Nature’s Formulary Chyawanprash. It is tasty and really helps my energy level and immune system

    http://www.naturesformulary.com/Products/50-chyawanprash.aspx


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