Hotels are turning to Ayurveda as a key offering as part of their bouquet of services even as the post pandemic wellness scene booms.
The pandemic has fueled health issues – physically and mentally and a clear outcome has been to go back to one’s roots. And in India Ayurveda, a 5000 plus year science has been in the forefront courtesy its holistic power and natural healing capabilities.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of healing, addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our well-being. The Ayurveda way of life helps you to strengthen and fortify your body against diseases and viruses. Ayurveda’s principle to stay healthy is to keep the body in a state of balance, a balance of everyone’s bio-energies or tridoshas.
Post-pandemic people have become more attentive to their health. In fact, people are now opting for a Vegan diet, or we can say a Sattvic diet. Ayurveda is surely gaining more and more relevance as people are understanding the importance of treating long chronic health issues. It is estimated that the Sattvic diet originated in India over 5,000 years ago. According to traditional beliefs, sattvic food provides calmness, happiness, and mental clarity and not to forget that it is friendly to your gut health.
Ayurveda is about understanding and restoring the ‘State of Balance’ between Mind, Spirit, Body and the Environment – or Samatvam. It has a multimodal approach, there is no flowchart; it believes in customisation, which is entirely different from conventional healing techniques. This holistic healing system does not work on the symptoms of a disease, instead it looks at root causes – trying to understand why an individual has lost physical, mental, or emotional balance.
The retreats are geared to offer a variety of programs that focus on something basic like detox to also address chronic health issues. Most of the detoxification programs are aimed to remove excessive doshas and toxins from the body.
Ayurveda has always been strongly rooted in Indian heritage. Natural care, yoga, naturopathy, homeopathy are all practices that have been part of Indian medical procedures and remedies for years. Ayurveda is a holistic health care system which emphasizes on prevention and encourages maintenance of good health through balance, diet and lifestyle. In recent years, Ayurveda has evolved as an evidence-based medicine system leading to increase in popularity and wider recognition globally.
Read the full story that first appeared in Hotelier India’s September 2022 issue here: