Written by Dee on 10/05/11, filed under Ayurveda Spa, General News, India | No Comments
In Sanskrit ‘Ayur’ means life or living and ‘Veda’ means knowledge, so Ayurveda has been defined as the knowledge of life or science of longevity.
Monsoon (June to July, Aug, Sept & October) is considered the best season for Ayurveda health, Detox, Wellness and beauty programmes as the atmosphere remains dust-free, moist and cool, which in turn opens up the body pores making them more receptive to herbal oils and therapy. Any Ayurveda treatments taken during the monsoon time boosts the immunity and it has long-lasting effect. The monsoons in Kerala, India do not take the pattern of incessant rains continuing for a day or week. Virtually it rains for few hours with sunny interludes.
Ayurveda is popularly associated with rejuvenation therapies comprising various massages of the body with herbal oils and powders……many people today seek youth and fitness anew by investing in an annual preventive and rejuvenating Ayurveda-based holiday! Well read and enlightened folks, tired of mainstream Allopathy drug-based treatments for the degenerative diseases of faulty and unfocused metro lifestyles which work on the principle of diminishing returns, visit Kerala to treat and heal mind and body, heart and soul.
The Ayurveda Research team at Somatheeram Ayurveda Group has designed and developed special treaments and packages during monsson for their clients who wish to enjoy prolonged lifespan, youthfulness, stoutness, fine complexion, intellect, power of retention and strength.
Written by Dee on 08/05/11, filed under General News, Malaysia, Relaxation and Pampering Spa | No Comments
Nestled amidst a natural tropical rainforest on one of the least commercially developed mountain in Berjaya Hills, Malaysia is the World’s first spa and organic wellness resort offering the ultimate in health and wellbeing enrichment.
With its poised standards in offering a complete organic luxurious experience, The Chateau takes pride in bestowing guests with the finest yet most splendid array of organic produce and products. Everything from the local farmed fruits and vegetables to the linens and room amenities would be organic. If it is not, it would be bio degradable. This is in line with their strong advocacy on environmental protection which is clearly denoted in their very own tagline ‘We have a heart for our planet’.
La Sante Organic Health Spa is the first spa in Asia to incorporate European concept and spa technologies. To name a few, there is the Herbal Bath (herbs infused sauna), Salt Grotto or Mud Chamber and an Aquaveda heated bed with automatic body exfoliation facilities.
Spa consultants, physicians, nutritionists and fitness trainers work hand in hand to design a complete program that best suits every guest. Their beauty and wellness packages range from body pampering, weight loss, beauty essence, stress relief, fit for life, couple retreat, pre and post natal conditioning. The spa strives to fulfill the individual needs of their valued guest.
The dining experience at The Chateau is nothing less than gastronomic that would tantalize the sharpest palate. L’Assiette, the Michelin standard French Fine Dining serves the best exquisite French cuisine. La Vie – an all day dining is where one can savor an array of international selection. Belle Vue – the tea room, is a perfect location for an afternoon tea with a breathtaking view on the terrace. For the lounge lovers, there is C’est Bon – lobby longe and Salon – cigar lounge where a huge selection of organic and non organic wines and cocktails as well as the best selections of cigar are served.
Advocating a lifestyle approach to personal wellness is the mainstay of this magnificent resort where guests will leave with a definite promise to return.
Written by Dee on 05/05/11, filed under General News | No Comments
Each and every one of us, as well as every other being, sentient or otherwise, on this planet, is composed of energy. This is the fact only recently realize by science, but it has been understood for millennium by mystics. Most ancient form of healing was based on this understanding, and there was a well-recognized link between the energy of the individual and the energy of nature, the creator or the divine. The word chakra means literally ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit, and it is symbolized as a spinning wheel of light through which prana – the life force – moves.
There are seven major chakras and each one represents an important centre of the body’s and mind’s energy, as well as the different stage of spiritual development. Its is when the chakras are open and receptive, the energy is free to travel between them, that we feel most at peace, grounded and balanced in life, and healthy in mind and soul.
- Crown chakra
- Brow chakra
- Throat chakra
- Heart chakra
- Solar plexus chakra
- Sacral chakra
- Root chakra
The chakras are aligned from root to crown as a column of energy and they are both conduits and generators of energy. Prana, or life – force, flows through he chakras and the rest of the body along a network of channels known as nadis.
In Hindu mythology, Kundalini Shakt is a serpent goddess who lies sleep at the base of the spine, coiled round the root chakra. She represents the unfolding of the divine creative force that gives life to all things. Similarly, many practicing yogis believe kundalinin is an energy that lies sleeping at the base of your spine. Once awakened, it moves up through the seven chakras, piercing and opening each one until it reaches the crown chakra. When it’s fully arisen, this energy is believed to unlock the consciousness and bestow psychic knowledge and healing powers. Kundalini is also known by yogis as the nerve of the soul – when it’s awakened, your soul is said to align with your life’s true purpose, giving you the impetus to follow your dreams.
By practising Yoga or going on Yoga holidays to open up our chakras, we also open up our possibilities in life. Many Spa Resorts now offer Yoga programmes which help to improve our physical health and acheive a sense of emotional wholeness, a deeper connection with those around us and a sense of harmony with the world and our part and purpose in it.