• Consultation with a qualified and experienced ayurvedic physician
• Oil massage (including herbs)
• Steam bath
• Morning hatha yoga, kriya and meditation class
• Evening mantra chanting and discussion
• Three vegetarian ayurvedic meals per day
• Learning how to establish a more balanced lifestyle
• Opportunity to connect with nature for your healing
• Boosts vitality and reduces stress
• Stimulates and improves the immune system
• Promotes circulation within the nervous system
• Improves skin lustre
• Helps overcome insomnia and fatigue
• Improves blood and lymph circulation
To experience the full benefits we recommend a stay of 14 days, but even 7 days will give you some relief.
The duration of your program can be as short or long as your personal circumstances allow.
Stress and depression are created by the lifestyle, habits and circumstances of your life, which determine the state of your mind and its energy.
The prime cause of stress is when the mind is hyperactive, while the prime cause of depression is when the mind is functioning in a very passive mode. Ayurveda therapy for de-stress and anti-depression is similar – it brings the mind into a state of balance and harmony.
Stress and depression can be caused by different factors:
Stress affects different parts of our life:
When you continue to experience stress or depression over a longer period, the symptoms manifest as:
Ayurveda realises that stress, also known as sahas, is the root cause of many diseases. The modern allopathic (medical) systems see stress as both a positive or a negative experience of the adrenal system. However, in the system of Ayurveda, stress is closely related to the three vital energies (or doshas) called vata, pitta and kapha. These doshas are the key to understanding the triggers behind your stress, and helping you to adopt a balanced lifestyle which will build up the intensity of your vitalityand your awareness, so that you can overcome your stress. To know more about your personal vata, pitta and kapha, please refer to the Self-diagnosis Chart on the What is Ayurveda page of this website.
DEPRESSION EXPLAINED IN TERMS OF THE DOSHAS
According to Ayurveda, depression is the outcome excessive kapha which leads you to become passive; this creates imbalances in the brain, which are known as the vata. When these imbalances also affect the body’s metabolism,it is known as the pitta.The result of any sudden imbalance in vata and pitta is the release of excess kapha, creating heaviness, gloom and hopelessness in the body, and culminating in depression.
At some level, we are all either stressed or depressed due to our modern technological lifestyle, economic and political circumstances, and our personal attitudes, so this program can be beneficial for everybody.
This schedule is a sample only and is subject to modifications according to individual circumstances and other conditions.
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Hatha yoga – asana, pranayama, samyak kriya, yoga nidra and meditation practices
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Ayurvedic drinks for detoxification
10:00 am – 12:00pm
Ayurvedic treatments and therapies
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Free time/rest/conscious walk/bathing in Ganga etc.
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Yogic relaxation, kriya, pranayama and stillness practice
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kirtan satsang /silent meditation
The Vedic Yoga Centre’s De-stress program includes the following:
The prices do not include airfare, transfers to and from the Centre, tips, any excursions during the program, or personal items.
This program is available all year round.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm dates for your stay.
A non-refundable deposit of US$300 is required to book your spot.