Ayurveda Therapy for Weight Loss
Duration: 21 /28 days
According to Ayurveda, the tendency to put on more weight easily or not gaining enough weight depends on imbalance in five elements of body and constitution of three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Although poor dietary choices and inactivity are said to be the top reasons for obesity, physical workout and diets can do very little to help if the underlying cause in dosha imbalances are not managed at the same time.
Weight Management in Ayurveda deals more with the way our digestive system processes the food and impact of liver in anabolic metabolism, which causes the accumulation of excessive Kapha and Ama (toxins from food and drinks). An imbalance in Kapha can result in weight gain or obesity, while a build-up of Ama is typical among those who are underweight.
The Weight Management Therapy at AyurYoga Eco-Ashram includes specific ayurvedic treatments to increase the element of Fire and decreasing anabolic metoblism. This program includes several powder massages and steam, along with ayurvedic oral medications to increase pitta (fire) which will improve the catabolic metabolism of the body.
In addition to Ayurveda treatments and medications, healthy diet and lifestyle in mother nature at our ashram, yoga, pranayamas, meditation etc. can be very helpful in maximizing the effect of this ayurvedic therapy for weight loss.
Please note we don’t give you any specialized diet during this therapy. You will be eating healthy and yummy food like all other guests in the ashram, twice a day and fruits once. We will not compel you to eat less or more – unlike many other weight management programs. We may suggest reducing the amount of rice or bread. Nevertheless, most of our diet consists of vegetables, curries and lentils, along with salads and a separate fruit meal. So, there is not much negative impacting nutrients (such as excessive fats, sugars, etc) in our diet, in case if you are wondering why we don’t restrict your diet. From our experience, starving is not a solution, instead we want you to eat healthy.
How you will benefit :
Expel toxins from the body.
Promotes healthy blood circulation.
Regulates hormones from Thyroid gland.
Lubricates and rejuvenates the tissues.
Improved Cario-Respiratory activity when combined with Yoga and Pranayams.
Improved Catabolic Metabolism.
Restores digestive and healthy metabolic processes.
- Swedana (Loosening of toxins through herbal steam therapy).
- Abhyanga (Body rejuvenation through warm oil massage).
- Kizhi (Hot fermentation therapy using medicated pouches).
- Elakizhi (Therapeutic massaging with warm pouches containing herbs).
- Udvarthanam (Removal of excessive cellulite deposits through dry powder massage).
- Pizhichil (Muscle Tone balance through oil bath).
Please note the above list is a general set of treatments for this therapy. Based on your age, medical condition, ayurvedic dosha imbalance, our doctors will decide which treatments and duration of each one are appropriate. Please read our Ayurveda Treatments page for more details of these Weight Management Therapies.
Weight Management is not advisable if you are pregnant or lactating, or if you are suffering from the following conditions:
Dysentery, Skin diseases, Urinary disorders, Piles, Anorexia, Tuberculosis, Peritonitis, Diabetes, Wounds, cuts and burns, Eczema, Psoriasis etc.
Ashram Life Style
The ayurvedic therapies offered at our ashram can be more effective by following the suggested diet, yoga, meditation and a relaxed life style in natural settings. Ayurveda Treatments for Weight Management Therapy change every three days and timing of the treatment can be anywhere between 7 am to 7 pm, depends on the type of treatment on that particular day.
Other than Ayurveda Treatment, the recommended daily schedule in the ashram:
- 06:00 am: Meditation* (morning session only when Yoga Retreats are going on)
- 06:30 am: Herbal Drinks
- 07:00 am: Yoga*
- 09:00 am: Breakfast
- 01:00 pm: Lunch
- 04.00 pm: Yoga*
- 06.00 pm: Meditation*/Mantras/ Nature Walk
- 07.00 pm: Dinner
- 08.00 pm: Video/Chanting (Optional)
*Ayurveda treatment packages include only one yoga session and one meditation session per a day, six days per week. Depending on the time of year, we may offer two timings for yoga class, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. You can choose one of them – not both. It is suggested to minimize physical and mental strain to see the best results from your Ayurveda therapies.
Pricing for Ayurvedic Weight Management Therapy:
Check-in / Check-out
Check-in after 4 pm on the first day. Treatments start the next morning.
Check-out by 10 am on the last day.
Early check-in / late check-out are subject to additional charges.
Additional days with treatment :
$100 USD/day/Twin-share + Food
$130 USD/day/Private Room + Food
Additional days without treatment :
$40/day Room + Food.
If a yoga and meditation class is already being offered, you’re welcome to join.
Discounted INR Pricing for the residents of India
We are offering special discounts and scholarships for residents of India. However, the number of spots in each retreat is limited. To qualify for these discounts or scholarships, please email [email protected] with the following information: Introduction about yourself, background in Ayurveda, specific dates and program you are interested in, and why do you want to participate in this retreat?
Twin-Share pricing is applied only when you book with another person.
If you want to reduce the cost by sharing the room with the same gender, please email us the probable dates along with your name, age, gender, medical history etc. Then, we can try to find a suitable roommate to share. If another person agrees we can share their contact info. with you to plan a trip together.
We offer special discounted prices and complementary additions for group of at least 10 people. Please email us for group pricing: info(at)ayuryoga-ashram.com . Travel agent can avail commissions on both group and retail bookings.
Pricing includes :
Daily one Ayurveda Treatment, about 6o to 90 minutes.
All ayurvedic oral medication during the treatment days.
Daily one Yoga session, six days a week.
Daily one Meditation session, six days a week.
All ayurvedic/vegetarian meals and drinks, suggested by doctor.
Accommodation, with attached bathroom.
1 GB of complimentary Wi-Fi.
Evening Walks/meditation/mantra chanting/video shows etc.
Transport / Flight Tickets.
Payment processing fees charged by Paypal / Payment Gateways / Currency Exchange fees.
Airport Transfers can be organized at extra cost. Please check “Travel & Visas” page on this website.
Please email to info(at)ayuryoga-ashram.com.