Last week, we satisfied your appetite with home made pasta and farm fresh veggies with Eat, Pray, Love for the Sustainable Traveler: Italy. This week, we'll be cooking up a different kind of recipe, revealing a menu that will feed your soul and nourish your spirit.
Long before the time of modernized health care and the convenience of local pharmacies, the people of India relied on the ancient medical science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been practiced for over 5000 years, defining health as a dynamic balance of mind, body, and soul.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that literally means “life” and “knowledge,” and is recognized as the “science of life.” This holistic form of treatment, takes an individual on a journey of self recovery, by utilizing a wide range of healing processes, including: massage, meditation, exercise, herbs, diet, and cleansing.
Don’t worry you don’t have to find a guru or apply for a fellowship at an ashram to receive the restorative benefits of Ayurveda. Luckily, there is an alternative option for those of us who desire a relaxing yet authentic rejuvenation experience.
Listen to your soul speak at SwaSwara (which literally means “self-sound”), the perfect oasis for the spiritual junkie. Offering a delightful blend of services, that address every aspect of your physical and personal health. Imagine yourself practicing sun salutations on OM beach, or dining on organic locally grown meals that are specially prepared to balance your personal dosha . Take advantage of the resident artist, as you let your creative juices flow on the canvas or at the pottery wheel. Maybe all this rest and relaxation has re-awakened that prana (a.k.a ability to breathe deeply & focus energetically) you’ve so desperately been craving? Seize the moment by wandering down one of the property’s wilderness trails, while you appreciate the raw beauty of nature, taking the time to give thanks for this opportunity of self discovery.
It’s hard to believe that such an incredibly self indulgent experience can be sustainable.
At SwaSwara, supporting the local community and maintaining the natural environment are top priorities.
The staff at SwaSwara are a vital component in maintaining the authentic experiences that this resort has to offer. Comprised of Indian natives, each member follows the lifestyle that this spiritual resort has to offer, making them experts not only by traditional standards, but also by devout practice and genuine wisdom.
The resort itself is spiritually interconnected with the earth that supports it. Rain water is harvested, organic solid wastes are produced into biogas, and the remains are used to cultivate the farm.
You can do your part in respecting mother nature, by utilizing the tools that SwaSwara has to offer. Trade in your prescription for an Ayurvedic treatment that uses medicinal plants instead of harsh chemicals, treating your body to the purest form of healing. Maybe you’ll have a YOGasm, when you realize that you treated yourself to an internal cleansing, without imposing any harm on the environment!
Does sustainable soul searching in India ignite your inner prana? Fill out a custom trip request form , and you’ll be one step closer to hearing the sacred sound of OM in the land where it all began. Not your cup of herbal tea? Fear not, we’ll uncover the sustainable splendor of Indonesia soon!