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Synergy of ayurveda and yoga for deep relaxation and tranquility of body, mind and soul
Stress management

The Best Program for Relieving Stress & Depression in Rishikesh, India



• Assessment by our Senior therapist (you can also request a consultation with a qualified and experienced Ayurvedic physician for an additional cost)

• Oil massage (including herbs)

• Shirodhara

• Steam bath 

• Other treatments required according to individual body nature, and as determined by the experienced senior Ayurveda therapist in conjunction with the expert Ayurvedic physician

• 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

• Allows you to experience a healthy diet and lifestyle routine in a committed atmosphere that you can then take home with you to help transform your life



Healing effects:

• Improves skin lustre

• Helps overcome insomnia and fatigue

• Improves blood and lymph circulation  



Clean and comfortable rooms surrounded by nature.  De-luxe or standard rooms, each with its own bathroom.



Three healthy, vegetarian Ayurvedic meals per day



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.Harmony of Healing with Ayurveda & Yoga for Stress & Depression ReliefThe Best Program for Relieving Stress & Depression in Rishikesh, India

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:

  1. External/Environmental
    • Personal problems
    • Financial difficulties
    • Death of a loved one, moving house, etc.
    • Heavy workload, work pressure, discrimination or harassment, etc.
    • Traumatic events such as violence, rape, accident, war, etc.
  1. Internal
    • Insecurity, fear, uncertainty and pessimism
    • Rigid or self-centred attitudes
    • Unrealistic expectations
    • All-or-nothing mentality

Stress affects different parts of our life:

  1. Emotional
    • Feeling irritable
    • Lack of control
    • Feeling that you are not worth anything
    • Running away from situations
  1. Physical
    • Low energy levels
    • Headache
    • Stomach upset
    • Insomnia
    • Chest pain
    • Low immunity
    • Lack of sexual desire
  1. Cognitive
    • Worrying
    • Over-active mind/lack of focus
    • Forgetfulness
  1. Behavioural
    • Changes in appetite
    • Procrastination
    • Drug or substance abuse

When you continue to experience stress or depression over a longer period, the symptoms manifest as:

  1. Mental health problems
  2. Deep depression or anxiety
  3. Cardiac problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke
  4. Sexual imbalances and weaknesses
  5. Gastrointestinal problems
  6. Menstrual imbalances
  7. Diabetes
  8. Thyroid imbalances etc.

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.


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
 Rest/free time
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Kirtan satsang /silent meditation

The Vedic Yoga Centre’s De-stress program includes the following:

  1. Ayurveda therapy and treatments
  2. Ayurveda consultation with experienced physician (at additional cost)
  3. Yoga classes, meditation and inspirational discussions
  4. Accommodation in modern rooms at the Vedic Yoga Centre, each with an attached bathroom. The room can be either separate or shared, standard or deluxe, according to your personal request and room availability
  5. Meals and herbal drinks
  6. Wi-Fi – available in some rooms and in public areas (however, we request that your devices not be activated unless you are contacting your family, or for any urgent business-related issues – this is a time for you to de-stress!)

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 to confirm dates for your stay.


A non-refundable deposit of US$300 is required to book your spot.

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Email a copy of your flight details, passport and visa to and complete the Application Form by following the Apply Now link, which includes payment of your deposit.

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