Ayurveda – harmony of body, mind and soul
Ayurveda evolved around 600 BC in India. It is coined from the words ‘ayur’ [life] and ‘veda’ [knowledge or science] and its origin goes back to the Vedic period.This new system of medicine stressed on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them. Followed by the Dravidians and Aryans alike, Ayurveda has been practiced ever since. Today, it’s a unique, indispensable branch of medicine – a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body’s humours – vata, pitta and kapha – to achieve the right balance. Vata is ether, Pitta is fire and water and Kapha is earth and water.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole. It reiterates the fact that good health is a combination of mind, body and consciousness. Making it the natural way to refresh you, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain resistance and good health.
Kerala, the land of Ayurveda
Kerala’s equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants), and the cool monsoon season (June to July and October to November) are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative packages.
Many Ayurvedic colleges were shut down during the Muslim invasion. Ayurveda slowly started regaining its foothold after Independence. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication.
Monsoon, the ideal time for rejuvenation
Traditional texts reveal that the monsoon is the best season for rejuvenation programs. The atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy. The rejuvenation program brings you in sync with your body by using aromatherapy, colors, meditation, gemstones and yoga.
Content Courtesy: Dept of Tourism, Govt. of Kerala.