Wellness holidays are purposed for relaxation and rejuvenation. In Ayurveda, rejuvenation entails a specially organized program, a wonderful therapy that keeps you young and energetic even if you have lived past your youth. If we are to believe Charaka, this program prolongs your longevity and has been known to cure diseases.
The multiple benefits derived from this program range from a heightened mental and physical potential to improving complexion and skin health. Enhancement of memory, reformed voice, resistance to disease and overall good health are other value additions.
Rejuvenation becomes a necessity when our wellbeing suffers under the stress of a hectic world we live every day. Impurities and toxins accumulate reducing our functioning capabilities. Our mental and physical efficiencies take a hit.
Rejuvenation therapy is an inseparable part of holistic self care. The basic rules of nature are religiously adhered to. Meditation, therapies, modifications in dietary and other lifestyle habits reap fruit so far your health and wellness is in question.
Ayurvedic wellness therapies have made a remarkable comeback with a huge surge in its philosophy of which rejuvenation therapy is a part. The ancient Ayurvedic medical literature has been broken up into the following eight fundamentals that include rejuvenation as well:
- Kayacikitsha: General medicine dealing with general health issues and systemic ailments.
- Kaumara – brtya: Basically it is pediatrics dealing with health care for children.
- Salyatantra: Surgery and taking out foreign objects lodged inside our bodies.
- Salakya tantra: Treatment of disorders involving nose , ears , eyes and mouth (modern day ENT treatments)
- Bhutavidya: Treatment of mental disorders thereby bringing in psychological balance.
- Agadatantra: Treatment of patients suffering from poisoning.
- Rasayanatantra: Medication for enhancing longevity and improving vitality and intelligence.
- Vajikaranatantra: Application of concoctions and elixirs for improving sexual and reproductive health.
Rasayana Chikitsa or Rasayana Tantra– the base of Ayurveda rejuvenation
The therapy is often synonymous with rebirth as you emerge full of strength and vigor after the therapy. It is like getting a fresh lease of life after the elimination of toxins bringing back the harmony of mind, body and spirit.
The sessions comprise a unique set of therapies customized to individual requirements that cleanse and nourish the body and mind. You reach the level of wellness that is going to stay for long. Panchakarma, another important Ayurvedic ritual is integral in the rejuvenation therapy that is done through three successive stages. The first stage involves cleansing and detoxifying, the second stage involves the main treatment and the last stage is the rehabilitation phase where dietary and lifestyle modifications are suggested to preserve the level of wellbeing. The entire rejuvenation program may run for 7-14 days.
When can you consider wellness rejuvenation therapy?
Certain signals trigger the advent of this crisis that one should be able to read. Here we go with five signals that you shouldn’t ignore:
- Feeling sleepy untimely and out of steam
You always feel as if you haven’t had a good night’s sleep and need caffeine to get you charged. As a contrast, you may also feel highly charged and jumpy which as bad. These two extreme signs indicate your emotional imbalance which you need to address.
- Mood Swings
Mood swings are often associated with emotional imbalance. One moment you are in great spirits and the next you are doomed to extreme disappointment. Small things upset you which may indicate abnormal mental health. Flaring up for minor reasons and slipping into depression for equally insignificant causes are reasons enough you should see a therapist.
- Passion for life seems lost
The fire of excitement seems to get lost from your life. Things that used to keep you absorbed have lost their charm. You may be heading into a phase of depression. Optimism seems to be a thing of past and what all appears before you seem to be devoid of hope. Taking a rejuvenation program in a wellness retreat may bring zeal and purpose in your life boosting your emotional and physical health.
- An abrupt change in body weight
A shift in body weight in either direction is an indicator of disruption of physical and mental equilibrium. It is a sign that all is not well with you.