Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “the Science of Life” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible.
Hence, Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine which provides a guideline for a healthy living and lifestyle.
We have selected three excellent locations for intensive programmes in wellness based this ancient Indian science.. Without any doubts the Ayurdara of Fort Cochin and the two Ayurvedamana are the best places where you can experience the most traditional and qualified Ayurvedic treatments. If you are looking for general health programmes or panchakarma treatments you can select any of the three locations. If instead you require special treatments for any specific diseases or health problems you might send us an enquiry that will be addressed by our professional and experienced doctors of Ayurvedamana. Ayurdara provides the exquisite and authentic ayurvedic treatment thorough physical and psychological analysis, based on ayurvedic and modern modalities. Here you will experience the true quality of therapy based on personalised consultation and precise diagnosis. The centre is also specialised on treatments for sports related injuries. The two Ayurvedamana – an Authentic Ayurveda treatment centre based in Kerala – are one of the very few Ayurveda treatment centres which has been the focus of many medical tourists coming to India. Ayurvedamana – has two Ayurveda treatment centres in Kerala: one in Palakkad, and one in Guruvayoor. Both the facilities offer wide range of authentic Ayurveda treatments for various diseases like, Neurological disorders, bone-joint and spine related problems, muscular diseases, rejuvenation, stress and strain management, weight reduction…
Poomully mana, having history of over 500 years was considered to be one of the richest and powerful namboothiri families in Kerala. Poomully Mana was reconstructed in 1850 by Shri. Poomully Narayanan Nampoothiripadu. Poomully Mana’s members were famous for practicing Ayurveda , Kalari, Yoga and other performing Arts. The name and fame of Poomully mana was synonymous with Kerala’s heritage and culture. Legendaries from all over the world visited Poomully mana and has undergone training here in different art and cultural forms.
Ayurveda and Kalari treatments were practiced here for time immemorial and thousands of people has availed this facility. Poomully mana’s Ayurveda treatments are carried out in a special and authentic style called “Poomully Way”.
The Poomully Mana was famous for its Kerala Style of Architectural Design. For centuries Poomully Mana’s name and fame continues, and it has contributed in its own way in preserving and nurturing the tremendous and rich heritage which is unique to Kerala.
Moopil Nairs belonged to the Samanthan Nair subcaste of the Nair caste in the Hindu Caste system. These Nads were again divided in to desams ruled by the Desavazhis.
Perumbayil Tharavadu was the desavazhis of Paluvai desam.
Perumbayil family is one of the oldest and aristocratic Nair/Menon families in Guruvayoor Area. Some of this family members were ayurveda practitioners. The most famous royal dynasty of the Moopil Nairs were Valluvakkonathiris, who ruled Valluvanad, based on present day Angadippuram. Other important royal dynasties were that of Kavalappara Moopil Nair (of Kavalappara Swaroopam), Kuthiravattathu Moopil Nair (near Kozhikode, commanded Samoothiri of Calicut’s cavalry forces), Mannarkad Moopil Nayar (ruled the area in and around Attappady) and Kuppathode Moopil Nair (ruled Pulpally).
Ayurdara is the only ayurvedic treatment centre in Fort Kochi which has been accredited with olive leaf by the Govt. of Kerala tourism department. The institution was founded with the blessings from late Shri.Sreedharan Vaidyar now under taken by his son, world renowned physician Dr Subhash, his wife Jancy and their son Dr Visakh and his wife Dr. Jyotsna. The family which has been bestowed with the knowledge in Ayurveda as a heirloom travels all over Europe to spread the message of Ayurveda. Lonely Planet ranks Ayurdara as #1 among the top 15 destinations in Cochin. The centre is also highly recommended by other popular guide books Let’s Go, Foot Print etc.
Ayurdara nestles in the traditional but immaculate home situated on the bank of Vembanad lake at Vypeen Island, Cochin. It has the ambience filled with the serenity of Vedic chants and divine music. Well-equipped and hygienic treatment rooms that are built as per vaastu sastra provides superlative treatment.
During your treatments at Ayurdhara you will stay at Albin’s Glory guest house. The home stay provides a welcoming and tranquil abode on the bank of mesmerising Vembanad lake, in the island of Vypeen. This traditional Keralite home with impeccable hygiene and delicious Keralite cuisine is just 2 kms away from Ayurdara. Here you can enjoy the true natural beauty of gods own country, where to relax in the lap of nature… Surrounded by swaying palm trees and soothing backwaters, Albin’s Glory is a 120 year old heritage family house with spacious lawn facing the water front – where the river Periyar joins the backwaters.
Our packages last of 4, 7, 14, 21 and 35 days according to the treatments.
14 / 21 Days
Which includes five major procedures, is meant to purify the whole body by eliminating the accumulated toxins from it. This package includes treatments like Virechana (Purgation), Vamana (Emesis), Snehavasthi (Medicated Oil Enema), Kashayavasti (medicated decoction enema) & Nasya (Nasal Administration). The specialty of this treatment is that it can be administered both in a healthy, as well as thediseased person. When a healthy person subjects himself to Panchakarma, it has a preventive, restorative and rejuvenative effect on the body.
4 / 7 /11 Days
The programs that are offered under this package are aimed at restoring the vigour and vitality of the body by eliminating the toxins and by enhancing the body’s immunity through their anti – oxidant & prophylactic properties. The package includes the various rejuvenation therapies, such as Kayaseka, Sirodhara, Abyanga, Synchronised Massage, Medicated Steambath, Njavarakizhi, etc. Based on the constitution and requirements of the individual, the physician may advise a combination of Panchakarma along with other rejuvenation therapies.
Those who do not have enough time for a longer term Panchakarma treatment can experience this packages for 4 or 7 days.
11 /14 / 21 / 35 Days
If you have specific problems get in touch with us to have a free consultation with our Ayurvedic doctors before your departure… However, generally the following diseases can be easily treated in both Ayurveda Mana centres:
Principle of inner Balance
Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance. Many factors, both internal and external, act upon us to disturb this balance and are reflected as a change in one’s constitution from the balanced state. Once these factors are understood, one can take appropriate actions to nullify or minimize their effects or eliminate the causes of imbalance and re-establish one’s original constitution. Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. When one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order.
Balancing the Three Principle Energies of the Body
Ayurveda identifies three basic types of energy or functional principles that are present in everyone and everything. Since there are no single words in English that convey these concepts, we use the original Sanskrit words vata, pitta and kapha. These principles can be related to the basic biology of the body.
To learn how to balance the body, mind and consciousness requires an understanding of how vata, pitta and kapha work together. According to Ayurvedic philosophy the entire cosmos is an interplay of the energies of the five great elements—Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, pitta and kapha are combinations and permutations of these five elements that manifest as patterns present in all creation. In the physical body, vata is the subtle energy of movement, pitta the energy of digestion and metabolism, andkapha the energy that forms the body’s structure.
Vata, Pitta e Kapha
Vata is the subtle energy associated with movement — composed of Space and Air. It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance, vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety.
Pitta expresses as the body’s metabolic system — made up of Fire and Water. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, hatred and jealousy.
Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure — bones, muscles, tendons — and provides the “glue” that holds the cells together, formed from Earth and Water. Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity. In balance, kapha is expressed as love, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy.
Ayurvedic pharmacology is based upon the concepts of Rasa, Guna, Veerya, Vipaka and Prabhava of the Dravya used to prepare the medicine. Ayurvedic Treatments differ from the majority of conventional cures in its unique approach towards healing. Rather than trying to cure a disease in isolation, Ayurveda takes into account an individual in his entirety.
No chemicals are used during the process and therefore have no side effects. Experience the communion of the mind, body and soul with our Ayurveda Packages. This package includes Ayurvedic meals that are customised to your body constitution and enhance the efficacy of the treatments.
The toxins / free radicals produced by the constant metabolic activities in the body damage the body cells resulting in wear and tear of the body, which is nothing but aging. The process of aging is accelerated by improper life-style, food habits and prolonged stress and strain.