Ayurveda is becoming more and more known in the Western world. It is the oldest art of healing of humanity, over 5000 years old, and means „the science of life“ in Sanskrit (old Indian language).
The main difference between Ayurveda and our western medical system is, that Ayurveda integrates the body, mind, soul as well as the cosmos – which makes it an integral healing method. In the allopathic medicine (western medicine) we just treat the symptoms, whereas in Ayurveda we focus on finding the roots of the symptoms. However, both of these are complementary systems and it is always recommended to think holistically.
One of the most important differences is that in Ayurveda there are no side effects and we focus on the maintenance of the well being of our body, mind and soul, contrary to the allopathic medicine, where we usually react and see a doctor, once a disease has already emerged.
This holistic healing method is about the path to unity that is to bring body, mind and soul into harmony. Only when these three elements are in a complete balance, holistic health is possible.
Ayurveda includes preventive measures and healing methods. It improves our wellbeing and teaches us to be more aware of our natural needs and nature. We learn mindfulness, improving the connection to our inner self, self-love and sensitivity. Therefore we become more open and sensitive. When we train the sensations in our body, we also train our mind. It helps us live more mindfully, so that we can rebuild and strengthen our inner balance. Therefore Yoga and Meditation are also an essential part of Ayurveda.
In Ayurveda, three major forces, the „Doshas“, regulate all bodily, mental and emotional functions. The balance of these three energies is responsible for the maintenance of health. According to Indian Philosophy, the „tridoshas“ arise out of the five elements: air, ether, fire, water and earth:
Vata: air and ether
Pitta: fire and also water
Kapha: earth and also water
Especially in Western countries, some influences can bring our bioenergies (Doshas) into imbalance, such as daily stress, overwork, unhealthy diet (ready meals, preservatives, fast food) and pollution.
Through a Dosha determination we learn which bioenergy is out of balance and what it needs to bring it back to balance. Ayurveda is about harmony and balance in our body, mind and soul.
Purification is also an important part of Ayurveda. Good and healthy digestion, enough fluid intake (herbal teas, warm water) to cleanse our cells and organs and organic, fresh food with Ayurvedic healing spices are also important. Massages help detoxify our body, as well as yoga and meditation which help us to purify our body and soul.
Prana Veda is not an Ayurvedic clinic, we don’t offer Panchakarma treatments (three weeks intense purifying treatments), there is no Ayurvedic doctor and we don’t use medicines. In Prana Veda you will be accompanied by experienced Ayurvedic therapists.
Prana Veda Ayurvedic Week
In Prana Veda we offer our guests an insight into the millennium-old life science of Ayurveda.
We offer our guests a diverse Ayurvedic well-being program with Ayurvedic consultations, Dosha determination (Prana Veda Ayurveda Guide), Ayurvedic nutrition advice and various Ayurvedic treatments, (such as Abhyanga and Kizhi (heat compresses, Ayurvedic Yoga Massages). Oil pulling, Yoga and Meditation complement this Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Our Ayurvedic routine begins daily early in the morning
- If you like you can get inspired by our beautiful sunrise by the ocean
- 7 am oil pulling to clean your mouth cavity and tongue from bacteria
- Ayurvedic cleansing teas
- 30 – 9 am Yoga and Meditation
- 9 am Ayurvedic breakfast
with rice porridge and cooked fruit, as well as Ayurvedic healing spices
- In the mornings and in the afternoons we offer Ayurvedic consultations, Dosha determination with nutrition advice, Prana Veda Ayurveda Guide Book and daily Ayurvedic massage treatments (Abhyanga, Kizhi and Ayurveda-Yogamassage)
- 13 pm Lunch with Kitchari, as well as different vegetables and soups
- 16 pm afternoon tea with the group
- 17.15 – 18.30 pm Meditation and Yin Yoga
- 19 pm Dinner with rice and various, delicious, fresh vegetables and for non vegetarian fresh fish
Our meals are always freshly prepared from our own organic garden and also from our local market. We recommend to our guests which ingredients are good for their respective Dosha and offer specific Dosha healing spice blends. The omission of irritants such as coffee, black tea and alcohol is recommended.
Furthermore there is an excursion to our nearby waterfall, a visit to our children dance project, as well as a day of silence included.
In this rejuvenating and cleansing Ayurveda Week the massages supports us to detoxify our body. We learn consciousness and mindfulness, how to nourish ourselves in an Ayurvedic way, Yoga and Meditation and how to integrate this in our daily lives. This week offers us new life energy, a stronger immune system, stability and new inspirations.
„Health is a state of complete harmony of the body mind and spirit.
When one is free of physical disabilities and mental
distractions, the gate of the soul opens.“