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WHAT IS AYURVEDA

Conceived in India and practiced for over 5,000 years, the Sanskrit word ‘Ayurveda’ literally translates to the ‘Science of Life’. Despite being referred to as the world’s most ancient system of health care, Ayurveda is much more than a physical science or system of healing. It is better understood as a lifestyle which aims to guide individuals, to live in harmony both with their external environment and, more fundamentally; their essential selves.

Ayurveda states that rhythm of a human life is intimately connected with the rhythm of nature. When the individual is perfectly in tune with their natural state of being, a flow of creative and vital energy is established unifying the body, mind and spirit. Perfect health, longevity and a harmonious life are but a few of the manifestations of such a state.

Ayurveda teaches that the foundation of all material life can be identified in terms of the elements; Earth, Ether/Space, Fire, Water and Wind. These five elements hold the entire individual in stasis or equilibrium, through the three principle dynamic forces or ‘doshas’.  Each one of us are born with a unique combination of these elements within us. 
 
It is the particular combination and extent to which one dosha predominates over the other doshas which determines an individual’s body constitution, or 'Prakruti'. 

Vata: This force consists of the Ether and Wind element which governs all movement of the individual from micro to macro, within and without.

Pitta: The fire element alone governs the individual’s digestive forces right from food to thought.

Kapha: The Earth and Water elements come together to give the body its form as well as the ability to bind and retain.

All disease, according to Ayurveda, is triggered by disturbances in ones equilibrium. These disturbances may be caused by either external, internal, physical or psychological factors, altering our magical balance to its current state, or 'Vikruti'.
 
All Ayurvedic remedies, herbal supplements and treatments are devised to redress the disturbance and help the individual re-establish that magical tri-dosha balance; particular to him or herself. 
 
More specifically, this exists when the digestive fire (agni) is in a balanced condition, the bodily humors (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) are in equilibrium, the three waste products (urine, faces and sweat) are produces and eliminated normally, the seven body tissues are functioning normally, and the mind, senses and consciousness are working harmoniously together.
 
At Elemental Embrace we have developed, in conjunction with our highly qualified and experienced resident Vaidyas (Ayurvedic Doctors), an entire range of authentic Ayurvedic treatments and rejuvenation therapies designed to alleviate the effects of these stressors, inherent in the demands of our high-pressured performance-oriented lifestyle. (Phew, that was a high Vata sentence!  Here is another one...) Place yourself in our nurturing hands and we will develop for you a program customised to your individual constitution, particular needs and your specified goals, whether you are seeking relief from a long-standing chronic disorder or simply enhance and maintain good health. 
 
At Elemental Embrace we are committed to providing a most personalized, highly beneficial and truly relaxing wellness-spa experience from your first experience with ayurveda right through to your seasonal cleanse at Elemental Embrace.
 
You may have a look at a brief description of Ayurvedic treatments we offer at Elemental Embrace.  These treatments have been combined with western spa treatments to create either detoxification, rejuvenation, weight loss, pregnancy or simply de-stress packages for stays between 2 and 8 nights.  For longer periods of stay, more specific goals and answers to your questions, please contact us.
 

 
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