LOSE WEIGHT WITH AYURVEDA
Obesity is defined as an excess of body fat, and is different to being overweight
which may be relate to muscle, bone or body water. In North America, obesity
is unfortunately a very common and growing concern, now with the world's highest ratio
of child obesity.
Obesity is cause by an imbalance 'Vata' which goes into the medovaha' strotas
(energy channels) and obstruct them. According to Ayurveda, people with a Kapha
constitution are more likely to gain weight through excess fat than pitta or vata
(least likely) people. Kapha people have to take more care to avoid putting
on those unwanted pounds.
EE treatment consists of:
Basti (Lekahn Basti)
Udwartana & Swedana - To reduce the meda lipids
Abhyanga Mardana & Swedana with Vata pacifying oils
Herbal supplements and Teas
Yoga / Exercise program
Seminars / Lectures Meditation
People who have excess fat almost certainly have excess ama (toxins) in their
bodies. Getting rid of this ama is a pivotal primary strategy of weight loss. This
is achieved through Panchakarma (7 - 28 program, see below). The Panchakarma
program will be modified slightly to reflect your goals (eg. More udwartana and
Swedana treatments), and the basti program is most often recommended.
This program, besides the immediate weight loss, will clean out the toxins from
your body and prepare it for efficient functionality, removing the blockages which were
in part responsible for the weight gain. The lectures and constitutional analysis
will give you the understanding of your body to know what it needs, the commitment
to your body to follow through with your goals, and the respect for your body
to enjoy every moment of being a part of it.
Below you may read more about Panchakarma, and the three panchakarma packages
as offered at Elemental Embrace. These do give a fair example of the treatments
and program cost, but it does vary from person to person Please get in touch
with us, and we will give you more of a custom program to suit your lifestyle
Panchakarma Detoxification Programs : 7 – 28 nights
Detoxification through panchakarma is the core focus of Elemental Embrace. As
our world becomes more chemically enhanced and genetically modified with increasing
levels of air pollution, we push ourselves harder and faster through this technological
revolution. We only stop briefly to take a pill when our bodies try to slow us
Fortunately, ‘western spa’ has created a culture of mini spa vacations to getaway
from the pressures of this fast paced lifestyle, offering physical relaxation,
mental tranquility and time to ourselves. It is clear to us that we are now searching
for more of a mental and physical ‘wellness’ component through detoxification
and rejuvenation from these mini vacations, without sacrificing any of the pampering
Detoxification at Elemental Embrace, the wellness spa retreat, offers just that
Our detoxification programs involve an initial at home cleanse and preparation, followed by Purvakarma, Swedana and Panchakarma at the retreat.
Panchakarma is the elemental purification and healing modality of the Ayurvedic
Medical Science, and offers balancing rejuvenation for mind, body, and consciousness.
Your 7 - 28 program at Elemental Embrace
At Elemental Embrace, we offer an authentic,
herbs and herbal oils imported from India, administered by our resident
Ayurvedic doctors (Vaidyas). They each hold graduate degrees from the most respectable
Ayurvedic universities in India and many years of experience.
As our Vaidyas live at the retreat, and we only accommodate a very small group
of clients at one time (up to 18), we are able to begin your package on any day
of the week, at your convenience.
Panchakarma detoxification and rejuvenation programs are available between 7
and 28 night stays. Once you have decided to experience a program at Elemental
Embrace, call to register for a panchakarma program (minimum 7 nights).
We will then send you a personal lifestyle and health questionnaire which we
will need you to fill and return to us. One of our resident Ayurvedic Vadiyas
will then advise upon which form of Panchakarma will best suit you, and any present
Following are details of each of the 7 night panchakarma detoxification programs
offered at EE, of which one (or two) will be suggested for you. You will also
find here the details of how these individual panchakarma programs become 14,
21 and 28 night programs:
You can read descriptions of the
Ayurvedic treatments and
Spa Services as listed within these programs
by clicking the respective links.
If required upon your approval, we can finalize on the necessary reservation, and send you
the appropriate herbal medicines and/or teas and suggested dietary guidelines
to begin your cleanse at home a few days prior to your stay with us. At this time be required to put down a 50% deposit on your program in accordance
with our policies.