The practitioners of Ayrveda advocate the connectedness of all things – universal consciousness. Ayur means life and Veda means science, Science of Life. For human beings, they recognize the union of spirit, body and mind, and acknolwedge the need to cater to all three to get the best results, i.e. total health. They intervene to prevent disease and recreate balance. Whatever treatment your are given, it is never to cure a physical symptom alone, but to address the roots of the problem. The physical is merely the mose dense and obvious of the manifestations of a lack of equilibrium.
When you arrive, there is a contact with the Doctor of Ayurvedic Medecine about what you want to achieve and a diagnosis about your dominant ‘dosha’, either Vata, Pitta or Kapha. One week is barely enought to scratch the surface. No day spa where esthetics are mixed with massages. This is serious business. You must follow instructions to the letter — as I found out the hard way when my body rebelled upon adding my daily dose of caffeine to the mix … You will get rubbed, wrapped, immersed, purged, fed and watered according to a 5,000 year old body of knowledge about energy and healing that refers to what is invisible as much to what is. Very Quantum. Very cool.