“Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam
Aturasya vikara prashamanam dha”
This is the motto and the focus of Ayurveda – to cure the illness of someone ailing and to safeguard the well-being of the healthy. Ayurveda focuses just as much on prevention as it does on the cure, which is why it has been called the “science of life.”
As the clouds come a rolling this monsoon, we look forward to the romance in the air, the sweet smell of rain and the cool relief that it brings after the sweltering heat of summer. As great as all these things are, the monsoon brings an added benefit – it is one of the most perfect seasons for an Ayurveda treatment.
According to Ayurveda -in simple terms – the earth that accumulates all the heat in the summer, gives it up when the rains cool its surface; that is what causes all the humidity.
According to Ancient Ayurveda texts, this heightened moisture helps soften the seven tissues of the body, making the body supple and pliable and in the best state for an intensive Ayurveda treatment. Cool temperature and flexible muscles also means that there is no better time to get the body attuned to a Yoga regime than this. Mid-June to Mid-August is a time ripe for Ayurveda treatments.
In Ayurveda terms, the monsoon weather is called Amla-Pitta and is a time that could bring its own set of pitta related health problems. Pitta is an important element of Ayurveda and is defined as “the principle of transformation energy and governs heat metabolism in the body, is concerned with the digestive, enzymatic, and endocrine systems, and is eliminated from the body through sweat” Some related problems are:
- red, inflamed rash, acne, cold sores
- acute inflammation in body or joints
- acid reflux, gastric or peptic ulcers, heartburn
- nausea or discomfort
- frustration, anger, irritability
- moody disposition
- Eye problems that include inflammation and sensitivity to light
As you can see, the banes of this season include physical, mental and emotional discomfort; they do not say “rainy day blues” for nothing. A good Ayurveda treatment combats these problems and works at giving you a natural solution to a healthy body in mind during the monsoon season and long after.
At BASIS, we have created the perfect environment for an Ayurveda treatment. We specialize in bringing our guests the best of this age old and holistic treatment method. Right from the organic, home-cooked meals to the aesthetically designed rooms and a calm, nature enriched atmosphere, everything is designed to perfectly complement your Ayurveda treatment.
Our Ayurveda physician will work with you on a combination of curative and preventive treatments. After a consult, your Ayurveda treatment will be supplemented by special diets, yoga, meditation sessions and relaxing massages customized to soothe your particular treatment.
BASIS has been awarded the “Palme d’Or” of Geo Saison for “Ayurveda in India” for a reason and we would love to show you why. Read more about our Ayurveda packages and call us if you have any questions.