Rishikesh is internationally termed as capital of Yoga. Yoga at Green Hotel is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of HATHA YOGA and adapting it to suit individual needs. It is a disciplined science encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and soul. This helps to restore perfect health and leads us from consciousness to super consciousness, resulting ultimately in internal bliss of Pure Soul. Our experienced Yoga teachers are trained to understand your personal objectives and assist you to achieve health and well-being during daily classes (Morning and Evening).
Hatha Yoga, the physical part, is only the beginning of the journey towards self-realization. It is the beginning but a very important step. This prepares your body and mind for reaching higher altitude. Hatha Yoga is the gateway to discover the whole treasure of Yoga and it is very important to begin right. We provide best Yoga Teachers in Rishikesh who come with training from the most renowned Institutes in India and with loads of experience.
- YAMA - Condition Yoga behavior, personal and social.
- NIYAMA - Attitude sublimate to Yoga norms.
- ASANA - Discipline of the physical body.
- SAMADHI - Trans consciousness.
- PRANAYAMA - Control over bio energy through respiratory action.
- PRATYAHARA - Withdrawal of the senses inwards through abstraction.
- DHARANA - Concentration.
Yoga is based on a deep understanding of man and his position in this world and was the first system evolved in the world to recognize the connection and the interaction between body and mind. It studies in depth the very structure of the human personality, through analysis of the psychological complexities and the course of human pain, sorrow and suffering. Yoga is basically a way of life which has been evolved as a system to go beyond the personality complex and achieve absolute freedom-liberation of the spirit from the matter.
GREEN YOGA RETREAT AT GREEN HOTEL & HOTEL GREEN
Join us on a journey of Yoga & Spirituality at bank of river Ganges. We have a special yoga teacher, who organizes Yoga Classes for our guests on daily basis. Yoga & Meditation is the best way to clean body, soul and mind. Yoga is an ancient science. All irrespective of color, caste, sex and race can practise yoga. The ancient seers laid down four ways by which the practitioner can attain Samadhi or spiritual salvation, which is the ultimate goal of Yoga.
Thses are -
- Gyan Marg The path of knowledge.
- Karma Marg The path of action.
- Bhakti Marg The path of selfless devotion.
- Dhyan Marg The path of introspection, whereby, the pupil learns to cleanse the body, controls the senses and restrains the fluctuations of the mind.
Ayurvedic massage has become popular because of its effective way of conditioning the body. The massage is designed around each individual, to suit his or her disease or condition. An ayurvedic physician can assess this and will then decide on the appropriate oils and the exact way of massage.
PANCHAKARMA - AYURVEDIC COMPLETE DETOXIFICATION AND CLEANSING
Panchakarma is Ayurvedas primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchakarma means the "five therapies". These 5 therapeutic means of eliminating toxins from the body are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana. This series of five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas (energies that govern all biological functions).
Virechana is medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder, it completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without side effects. Benefits of Virechana help root out Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.
BASTI (ENEMA OR COLONIC IRRIGATION)
Basti (Enema) is considered as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments since it cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment. Medicated oil or ghee and an herbal decoction is given as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This procedure is usually applied for 8 to 30 days, based on the medical condition of a person. Benefits Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly, Obesity, Piles, Sexual Debility & Infertility.
NASYA (NOSE CLEANING)
Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck region. Based on the medical condition of a person, it can be given up to 30 days. Nasya benefits include Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bels Palsy, Improves memory & eye sight, Insomnia, Elimination of excess Mucus Hyper pigmentation in the face, Pre-mature graying of hair, clarity to voice, Headaches of various origin Hemiplegia, Loss of smell and taste, Frozen shoulder, Migraine, Stiffness of the neck, Nasal Allergies Nasal Polyp, Neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegiar, Sinusitis.
Raktamokshana is procedure to cleanse the blood and is advised only in very rare conditions. It is not advisable during general Panchakarma. Most Ayurveda Centers including ours do not offer Raktamokshana due to the high risk of infection involved in blood cleansing.
Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world. Derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots - ‘ayus' (life) and ‘ved' (knowledge) – and offering a rich, comprehensive outlook to a healthy life, its origins go back nearly 5000 years. To when it was expounded and practiced by the same spiritual rishis, who laid the foundations of the Vedic civilisation in India, by organising the fundamentals of life into proper systems.
Abyanga is Ayurvedas principal healing tool and the mother of all massages. It is a whole body massage given with herbal oils customized to your body type to detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues (Dhatus). Abhyanga has much deeper and more far reaching effects than ordinary massage using mineral oils and lotions. Abhyanga achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Mind Body & Spirit. This massage is usually given by two therapists for one hour and is usually followed by a herbal bath or medicated steam bath (Sweda). It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda.
Increases tissue strength, Improves blood circulation, Rejuvenates the whole body, Removes cellulite, beautifies the skin, Anti aging, helps sleep better, promotes vitality, Reduces Vata imbalance, stress and toxins.
In Shirodhara, medicated warm oil/herbal decoctions/medicated milk/buttermilk is continually poured on the forehead for 20 to 30 minutes. This procedure often induces a completely relaxing and rejuvenating mental and physical state. It deeply revitalizes the central nervous system.
Anxiety, Depression, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Diabetic Neuropathy, Central Nervous System, Hemiplegia Paraplegia, Strengthens the sensory organs, Insomnia, Pre-mature graying of the hair & hair loss Mental retardation, Paralysis, Stress.
This is a special treatment in which the eyes are bathed in pure medicated ghee (refined butter). This treatment is recommended between 8- 15 minutes.
Relieves the strain due to constant glaring to the Computer & TV screen, Refractive errors of the eyes, Chronic Conjunctivitis Corneal Ulcer, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye diseases due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta toxins, Glaucoma Helps in preventing early formation of Cataract, Improper co-ordination and loss of movement of the eye balls, Pain and burning sensation in the eyes.
It is a special cleansing technique of pouring herbal potions in a continuous stream over the eyes for 10-20 minutes.
A soothing technique to relax strained eyes, Cooling and refreshing, Delays cataract formation Helps in treating chronic Conjunctivitis, Improves eye sight, Makes the eyes sparkle.
To balance the doshas and ailments of a person, Sweda or medicated herbal steam bath opens the pores and flushes and cleanses the system through the skin. It is usually very effective when taken after Abhyanga.
Reduces pain in the body, Eliminates toxins, Promotes lightness, Reduces stiffness, Beautifies the skin, Removes the Cellulite.
This is a highly effective anti aging / rejuvenation massage using a special type of rice that is cooked, and dipped into herbal warm milk, then skillfully massaged simultaneously by two therapists all over the body.
Paralytic strokes, Anti-aging & rejuvenating, Strengthens tissues, Body ache, Emaciation, Debility Monoplegia, Osteo Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Special ayurvedic herbal paste is pasted on the head for 30-45 minutes.
Headache, Depression, Hyper active conditions, Burning sensation in the eyes, Insomnia, Skin disorders.
Special Medicated oil according to the body type is applied to the head for 30-45 minutes in a special manner.
Facial palsy, Headache, Insomnia, Improves memory, Dermatitis of the scalp, Dandruff, Other neurological disorders Paralysis, Skin disorders such as Eczema.
This basti is applied to the umbilical region. It acts on the solar plexus and balances the digestive fire.
PATRA PINDA SWEDA
A highly rejuvenating treatment in which fresh plants are fried with several other herbal ingredients which are tied and, dipped into warm medicated oil and simultaneously massaged by four therapists all over the body for one hour, it is applied after Abhyanga.
Chronic back pain, Loss of function of a part or whole limb, Joint stiffness and swellings, Muscular pain, Anti-aging & rejuvenating Sciatica, Spondylosis, Sprains and cramps.
Medicated oil/medicated milk is poured onto the body in continuous streams while being gently massaged by four therapists for one hour. It is extremely soothing and relaxing. It acts as a free radical scavenger, toning, strengthening and deeply rejuvenating the whole body.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) after exposure to a viral or bacterial infection, Increases Ojus & Body Immunity, Anti-aging & rejuvenating Alleviates the burning sensation in the body, Ensures better circulation, Helps to recover from paralysis, Promotes healing of fractures.
UDVARTANA (WEIGHT LOSS MASSAGE)
This is a specialized herbal treatment for weight reduction. An herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements by two therapists for one hour.
Toning the skin & muscle after child birth or weight loss, Removes Cellulite, Obesity, Weight reduction, Imparts good complexion to the skin Revitalizes the sense of touch, Removes Kapha toxins from the body.
This revitalizing treatment is given immediately after Abhyanga. A continuous pouring of a warm herbal decoction all over the body and simultaneous massaging by 4 therapists is performed for 45 minutes, at the same time Shirodhara is also given. This therapy removes Kapha and Vata toxins.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis, Varicose Veins, Improves circulation, Improves skin complexion Relieves body pain.
This is a very unique whole body massage using feet instead of hands. It is performed by two therapists for one hour.
Removes deep seated pain in the joints and bones, Deeply relaxing, Helps in removing toxins from deeper tissues, Removes excess of fat.
A soothing massage of the head, neck & shoulder for 15 minutes using warm herbal oils.
Insomnia, Brings sound sleep, Cooling to the eyes, Headache, Removes dandruff, Pre-mature graying & hair loss, Profoundly soothing and relaxing.
A very stimulating massage of the lower legs and the feet for 30 minutes to activate the acupressure points.
Improves the eyes, Soothing and cooling to the eyes, Alleviates burning of the eyes, Induces deep sleep, Improves luster of the skin, Smoothens cracked skin of the feet, Hyper tension, Relieves tiredness of the feet.
A special technique of bathing the head for 45 minutes in medicated oils using a special apparatus.
Anxiety, Facial paralysis, Insomnia, Neurological disorders, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders such as Eczema & Psoriasis, Stress.
An herbal paste with oil is applied to the head for 45 minutes.
Insomnia, Gives cooling effect to the head, Burning sensation of the scalp, Improves eye sight, Skin disorders, Relieves headache.
This procedure is applied over the heart for 20 minutes using warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions.
Strengthening of the heart, Relieves deep seated anger and sadness, Cardio Myopathy.
In this treatment the knee is bathed in warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions, taking 20 to 30 minutes. It promotes the strength of the knee joint by improving the circulation.
Pain of knee joint, Osteo Arthritis of the knee joint.
Bathing the back of the neck using warm medicated oil or herbal decoction for 20 to 30 minutes.
Cervical Spondylosis, Chronic pain in the neck region, Compression fractures.
A special technique aimed at providing relief to the lower back using warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions when bathing the lower back for 20 to 30 minutes.
Chronic and acute backaches, Prolapsed disc, Lumbar Spondylosis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica.
WHAT IS AYURVEDA
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Although suppressed during years of foreign occupation, Ayurveda has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and throughout the world. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years.
More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full humanpotential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.
Recognizing that human beings are part of nature, Ayurveda describes three fundamental energies that govern our inner and outer environments: movement, transformation, and structure. Known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth), these primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. Each of us has a unique proportion of these three forces that shapes our nature. If Vata is dominant in our system, we tend to be thin, light, enthusiastic, energetic, and changeable. If Pitta predominates in our nature, we tend to be intense, intelligent, and goal-oriented and we have a strong appetite for life. When Kapha prevails, we tend to be easy-going, methodical, and nurturing. Although each of us has all three forces, most people have one or two elements that predominate.
For each element, there is a balanced and imbalance expression. When Vata is balanced, a person is lively and creative, but when there is too much movement in the system, a person tends to experience anxiety, insomnia, dry skin, constipation, and difficulty focusing. When Pitta is functioning in a balanced manner, a person is warm, friendly, disciplined, a good leader, and a good speaker. When Pitta is out of balance, a person tends to be compulsive and irritable and may suffer from indigestion or an inflammatory condition. When Kapha is balanced, a person is sweet, supportive, and stable but when Kapha is out of balance, a person may experience sluggishness, weight gain, and sinus congestion.
An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance, and offer interventions using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, music, and meditation to reestablish balance.
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest healing systems in the world, originating in the ancient civilizations of India documented 5000 years ago. Ayurveda in Sanskrit means "knowledge of life." Panchkarma is based on the central concept of Ayurveda that disease is caused by the build-up of toxins which causes an imbalances in three doshas in the mind - body complex.
Panchkarma - Ayurvedic Complete Detoxification and Cleansing Programme
Panchkarma is Ayurveda's primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchkarma is derived from two words i.e. PANCH meaning five and KARMA meaning steps ( cleansing procedures). These five procedures of eliminating toxins from the body are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamokshana. This series of five procedure helps remove deep rooted toxins from the body thereby balancing the doshas (energies that govern all biological functions).
According to Ayurvedic medicine, a person's natural state is one of health, happiness, and inner well-being. This means that the body is free of toxins; organs function normally; the mind is at peace and emotions are balanced and positive. Unfortunately, with the pressures of daily life over time, toxins build up in the body causing both physical and mental ailments. Panchkarma can reverse these negative effects and restore a natural state of health and wellness by cleansing the body of toxins, restoring balance to the system, and improving bodily function.
WHY PANCHKARMA ?
Panchkarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peaceful-ness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deeply held emotional tensions. You will experience calmness and clarity resembling the crystal water of a still mountain lake.
- Panchkarma is deeply relaxing and soothing.
- Panchkarma cleanses the body of accumulated toxins.
- Panchkarma helps to promote longevity.
- Panchkarma releases the negative effects of stress and tension.
- Panchkarma restores your body's natural balance.
- Panchkarma provides an overall rejuvenation to body, mind, and spirit.
Panchkarma is a unique experience that leaves the mind and body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Many illnesses result from the build-up of toxins in the body that can impair the functioning of its natural defenses such as the lymph, circulatory, and immune systems. Panchkarma promotes healing and restoration by eliminating these toxins from the body. However, unlike other detoxification programs, Panchkarma is a gentle process that achieves deep cleansing without discomfort, allowing the rejuvenating energies of the body to flow freely.
The main aim of this treatment is to eliminate the internal causative factors of the diseases. Large quantities of toxic bi-products are formed in the body as a result of continuous metabolic process. Although most of these toxins are eliminated naturally by the body's excretory system, some may get deposited in the various tissues of the body, which ensures the vitiation of Doshas, Dhatus etc. and then the normal functioning of the system is impaired. Similarly, disease causing toxins accumulate in the body as a result of various factors like unhealthy life style , wrong food habits, incompatible combination of food items, suppression of the body urges, emotional imbalance etc.
Panchkarma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Panchkarma is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of 'Tridosha' in body. Panchkarma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health.
Although Panchkarma is often thought of as the entire procedure, it really is only one part of a group of therapies belonging to a class of cleansing procedures called 'shodhana'. There is also a group of milder techniques called 'Shamana' for those not strong enough for shodhana.