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Wellness Holidays

When we become more aware of the choices we make toward a healthy and fulfilling life, we take a step closer to wellness. Consciously developing healthy habits every day for better mental and physical health must be a priority in life. It could be as simple as getting up early and going for a run or something more deeply ingrained as maintaining a gratitude journal in life.

Social connection, nutrition, sleep, mindfulness, and exercise are key to wellness. There are many places around the world that offer the best wellness packages designed to provide a rejuvenating experience. By going on a wellness trip and making healthy and simple choices, we can reduce our stress levels, achieve optimal wellness, and look beautiful inside out.

OVERVIEW

Wellness is a state of sound physical, social, and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Everyone has different ways of feeling good and healthy. Some opt for exercises, some prefer meditation, while some follow a high protein diet. Finding out what works best for you, is a long process but it’s worth listening carefully to your body and mind as you try and work towards that perfect state of wellbeing.

Ayurveda is an integral part of wellness and health. It is one of the ancient practices of India and is now popular as an alternative wellness therapy in different parts of the world. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning science. It offers the body to stay vital and brings balance to the mind, body, and spirit.

Wellness retreats around the world offer wonderful wellness packages that combine yoga, detox, panchakarma, weight management, fitness, rejuvenation, anti-ageing, and stress management programmes.

From peaceful retreats to luxurious spas, India is considered to be the best destination for a wellness retreat. Ranging from 3 nights to 28 nights, the retreats offer a wide variety of programmes that you can choose according to your needs. All the treatments are a blend of yoga, naturopathy, Ayurvedic treatments, and meditation. From scenic locations, lots of things to do around the property, and various types of cuisines, the retreats will surely make you fall in love.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WELLNESS HOLIDAY PACKAGES

What to expect on a wellness holiday

Yoga

The asanas of yoga engages all the muscles in your body and increases our flexibility and stamina. Yoga exercises are holistic and intense. It is considered to be the ancient form of fitness and helps to increase your strength, physical and mental balance, and flexibility.There is a wide variety of yoga from Surya Namaskar to Naukasana, go for the one that suits your needs. A 20-minute yoga session can reduce your stress and help to keep your mind stay focused and work better.

Some of the yoga asanas that a beginner can try are Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Vrikshasana (Tree Pose), AdhoMukhosvanasana (Downward facing dog pose), Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), Kursiasana (Chair Pose), and Naukasana (Boat Pose), just to name a few.

There are some best retreats in India like Kalari Kovilakom in Kerala, Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore, Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Center in Goa, and more that offer wellness packages that include different types of yoga and postures to bring peace in your life and improve your overall well being.

Panchkarma

This form of Ayurveda helps in healing and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda includes various kinds of massages which are termed as “Panchkarma” to heal people from various diseases. Panchkarma helps in detoxifying and rejuvenating the body and mind through its five processes namely Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya, and Raktamokshan.
Chronic ailments, unhealthy food, and improper functioning of the body parts can lead to the growth of impurities and toxins in the body. Panchkarma treatments are long-lasting and will protect you from several diseases. There are endless benefits of a Panchkarma treatment as they use ancient therapies, massages, yoga, meditation, and medicinal oils to balance the doshas in the body.
It is recommended to go for a two-week Panchkarma package to cleanse your body inside out. Some retreats in India that promise complete transformation include Atmantan Resort in Maharashtra, Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Kerala, Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Care in Goa, and Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center in Mysore, among many others.

Weight Management

Obesity increases the risk of heart attacks, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and stroke. Your physical and mental well-being can improve if you choose to stay healthy and fit. The outer look is very important along with confidence and self-esteem.
A weight management programme requires complete self-control and involvement. A healthy diet promises to change your living and helps to avoid confusion and be energetic. The ancient theories of Ayurveda help in the process of weight management. Ayurvedic therapy, massages, yoga, meditation, fitness activities, and a healthy and low calories diet is sure to bring you back to shape and make you beautiful inside out.
Nestled amidst a serene environment, some beautiful weight loss retreats in India that can help you reach your goal are Shreyas Yoga Retreat in Bangalore, Somatheeram Ayurveda Village which is an eco-friendly resort in Kerala, Vana Wellness Retreat in Dehradun, and Ananda in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Some of the primary activities that these retreats offer for the weight loss programme are Ayurvedic treatments, meditation and yoga practices, outdoor activities like jogging and swimming, and cleansing therapies.

Fitness

Fitness comprises five elements- exercise, sleep, nutrition, mental, and emotional health. Practising yoga and some exercises can help in improving your mental health and way of living.
Yoga and exercises can help in reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes, provide sound sleep, increase your metabolism, and enhance your physical appearance.
The fitness retreats in India like Ananda in the Himalayas, Vana Wellness Retreat, and Atmantan Resort assure to bring a good balance between work and life and build up your immunity system.

Rejuvenation

The rejuvenation programme aims at making people feel younger. Rejuvenation includes treatments using herbal oils and ancient therapies that purifies and detoxifies the body. The ancient therapies thus help in slowing down the ageing process. The major benefits of rejuvenation include good memory, build up the sense organs, increased physical endurance, perfect health, and youthfulness.
Rejuvenation is for someone who is looking for growth in their mind and body, complete nourishment, remove stress, and to boost your immune system. Some best retreats that offer wonderful rejuvenation packages are Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Ananda in the Himalayas, Somatheeram Ayurveda Village, and Devaaya Ayurveda and Nature Care. With a blend of Ayurvedic treatments and luxury, these rejuvenation retreats will relax and rejuvenate you completely.

Anti-ageing

Wrinkles, loose skin, sagging, and crumpled lines on your face are signs of ageing. Some yoga, exercises, and healthy food can help in retaining the aura of your skin and make you feel younger.
An anti-ageing retreat uses Ayurvedic techniques and natural products to make you feel beautiful inside out. The primary activities that are included in an anti-ageing package are yoga, meditation, spa treatments, various Ayurvedic treatments, anti-ageing therapies, and pranayama sessions.
If you want to age graciously, then you can head to retreats like Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort, Kalari Kovilakom, Ananda in the Himalayas, and many more.

Stress Management

You cannot eliminate stress, but you can reduce or handle it. Anxiety and depression can be a disadvantage in normal life. Balanced mental health is very important to beat anxiety and depression.
Excessive stress and anxiety can lead to serious health problems like high blood sugar levels, lack of energy and appetite, depression, and weight gain. It can also be responsible for headaches, bad skin, and early death. A stress management retreat can help in reducing the stress by holistic treatments, yoga and meditation, and ancient therapies. A stress relief holiday can help to bring balance to the brain, solve all the mental issues, and encourage positive thoughts.
The main elements that a stress management package includes are a healthy diet, fitness, yoga, meditation, cooking classes, massages, spa therapies, and self-discovery. The best way to overcome stress is to head to a wellness retreat in an idyllic location and to choose the best stress management package designed for you. This can help in reducing stress and re-energize your mind and body.
Retreats in India that offer the best stress buster programme are Soukya in Bangalore, Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kerala, Beach House in Goa, and Ananda in the Himalayas. These retreats include activities like exercises, daily yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic treatments, yogic breathing, and healing therapies to relieve you from stress. Nestled in scenic locations, these retreats help to add positivity to your life.

Things to do

  • Interact with the locals- You can learn about hidden gems and cultural delights when you interact with locals.
  • Explore the markets- The local markets have the best collections of fabrics, handicrafts, fresh food, and souvenirs, and it is a great way to get an insight into the local people.
  • Local cuisine- Different cities comprise different and several types of cuisines that are worth trying. The cuisines consist of traditional dishes made from fresh ingredients with various flavours.
  • Local Language- It would be fun to learn the local language of the cities from the local people. Learning words like sorry, thank you, welcome, hello, please, goodbye is very essential. This can help in understanding the local culture intensely.
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Weight Management Retreat

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