The Benefits of Doing an Ayurveda Retreat During Monsoon
The monsoon season with its heavy rainfall may not seem like the ideal time to head away on a wellness break, but in actual fact, this is the best time to do an Ayurveda retreat. Ayurveda is India’s ancient form of healing that believes ill health is a result of an imbalance in the body’s internal energies (the doshas) and uses therapies such as panchakarma and a nutritional diet to rebalance them, for more detailed information on Ayurveda click here. The benefits of this holistic type of healing are lauded by many, and it is said during the monsoon season that these benefits are greater than ever – but what is it about the monsoon season that makes it the perfect time for an Ayurveda retreat?
It's More Relaxing
Most can agree that the pitter patter of the rain has soothing effects, especially when you have no real need to be out and about in it. When you are spending your time trying to unwind and heal, the calming effect of the rain can be especially beneficial. When your mind and body are in a state of relaxation they are much more open to the healing powers of the treatments meaning you will notice greater benefits from them. As the monsoon season also limits what physical activities you can do during the heavy rainfall, you will avoid too much exertion giving your body the chance to rest and feel the full effects of the treatments.
The Body Responds Better to Treatments
The rain and humidity help to open the pores and soften the skin, something that will allow the Ayurveda treatments to have a greater effect on the body. Ayurveda treatments often involve the application of oils and use of steam to flush out toxins within the body and rebalance the doshas, with open pores and softened skin the body is more receptive to these kinds of treatments, allowing them to penetrate better and lift the toxins with greater ease.
The Climate is More Comfortable
The monsoon season brings with it cooler temperatures and less dust than is present in India at other times of the year, making this a generally more comfortable time to visit. Heat and dust can irritate the body and also induce stress – not ideal circumstances when you are trying to rejuvenate, meanwhile the rain refreshes the air resulting in a much more enjoyable stay.
Where to go for an Ayurveda retreat?
Now you have heard the benefits of enjoying an Ayurveda retreat you may want to know where is best to do one. There are many places in India you can go to immerse yourself, to cleanse and to renew, but in our view nowhere is better than at Vana Malsi Estate in India, it even won an award at the Conde Nast Traveller Spa Awards for its life-changing abilities. It’s location amongst the ancient Sal forest lends itself perfectly to healing the body, mind and soul. It is holistically centred, and you can expect a journey that is both sensitive and sensory, and the palpable love which you will feel from the staff will help you on your journey. Offering a personalised programme that is tailored to each guest’s individual needs, your stay may include a range of treatments from Chinese medicine to Tibetan healing, with Ayurveda being a real strong point of this wellness centre. Countless guest testimonials can attest to the incredible Ayurveda experience at Vana, one telling us that the ‘Ayurveda offering was faultless’ and we certainly agree with the claim.
An Ayurveda retreat is always sure to be a special experience, but when you enjoy one at Vana during the monsoon season, it is sure to be incomparable to any kind of holistic healing retreat you have even tried before. If you are interested in experiencing an Ayurveda retreat during the monsoon season, get in touch with one of our experts by clicking here or calling 020 7843 3597.