- Ayurveda forms the foundation of our therapeutic approach, with Yoga and Physiotherapy as supporting but essential elements of a holistic retreat of wellbeing.
- Ayurveda means the science of life or the way of life. Originating from the Vedas, it is amongst the oldest and most comprehensive systems of healthcare.
- Good health results from having your mind, body, and spirit in harmony.
- Ancient Indian wisdom and therapeutic practices of Ayurveda and Yoga are fully realized at Raga Svara.
- At Raga Svara, our guests receive two therapies per night as a part of their retreat. Based on each individual's Nadi pariksha and wellness goals, it may include various Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation, or any other therapies recommended by our resident Ayurvedic doctor.
- Co-existence of traditional approaches and modern systems is not only possible but essential to move towards a broader conception of health and wellness. Our goal is not to stop at therapy but rather move towards Eudaimonia, a sense of flourishing, moving from relief of suffering to the cultivation of positive emotional and mental states.
At Raga Svara, our doctors prepare a customised treatment protocol which is followed during your stay. Each guest's treatment protocol is designed by the doctor after arrival consultation and adjusted as per requirement during the retreat. There are numerous treaments that are practiced at Raga, some of which are mentioned below. This list is only indicative and not exhaustive.
Abhyangam forms the basis of all external therapeutics in Ayurveda. It is a rejuvenating full-body massage from head to toe using liberal amounts of specially prepared warm herbal oils that harmonizes your senses and revitalizes your energy, leaving you refreshed and balanced at Raga Svara.
Shirodhara is one therapy that has been prominent in representing Ayurveda all over the world. Experience pure tranquility as a continuous stream of warm oil gently flows over your forehead during Shirodhara, dissolving stress and promoting mental clarity.
Patra Pinda Swedana
Touch of herbal bolus massage, Patra Pinda Swedana, releases muscle tension and promotes detoxification, revealing a renewed sense of vitality at Raga Svara. It helps to counter stiffness, pain and discomfort.
The soothing rhythm of Takra Dhara, where medicated buttermilk cascades over your body, calming the mind and nurturing your inner balance at Raga Svara's wellness haven. The butter milk flows from the forehead to the scalp and hair. This therapy helps in relieving from insomnia, stress related problems. This deeply relaxing therapy revitalizes the body & mind.
Rejuvenate your senses with Udwarthanam, a therapeutic dry powder massage that stimulates circulation, tones the skin, and promotes a sense of lightness and rejuvenation at Raga Svara. It gives firmness to the body & helps in pain & body ache.
Navarakizhi therapy is a kerala specialty therapy where medicinal rice (Navara) paste tied in a bolus is applied on the whole body in a specific manner by dipping it in milk & herbal decoction. It is an ancient Ayurvedic healing experience with Navarakizhi, a luxurious treatment using rice bolus to nourish your body, enhance muscle tone, and invigorate your spirit at Raga Svara.
Rasayani is a uniquely timed session that includes Abhyangam, Patra Pinda Swedana and Shirodhara. Aimed at rejuvenation through Abhyangam, getting rid of aches and pains and the cumulative stress with Patrapinda Swedana and Shirodhara to relax the mind and rediscover inner calmness.It promotes longevity, enhances immunity, and boosts overall well-being, offered at Raga Svara.
- "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” –The Bhagavad Gita.
- The literal meaning of the term 'Yoga' means 'union', union of one with one's true nature, with one's true reality.
- Yoga is not just Asanas, Yoga is more than just Asanas. The practice and lifestyle of yoga is not just about the perfect posture, it's about creating a deeper connection and awareness of ourselves. It's following the Yamas and Niyama(moral codes), it's practicing pranayama and dhyana, it's about being kind and patient with others as well as one's own self. It's about slowing down, pausing and looking inside, and then start observing the outside world with a better perspective.
- Yoga at Raga Svara is not about bending or twisting the body and holding the breath. It is about understanding in totality the wonderful tradition of health and wisdom, practising, learning and having a transformative experience. Every group or individual session at the Retreat seamlessly blends the spiritual and physical and has balanced inclusions of Asanas (Hatha Yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara, & Dhyana (Meditation).
- At Raga Svara, the ultimate essence of yoga is the journey to find our own way back to harmony, peace, and compassion. Far away from the commotion and noise of the outside world, Raga campus provides spaces with such meaningful experiences.
- Shuddhi Kriya, also known as Shodhan Kriya are cleansing techniques described in the Hatha Yoga texts. Several health benefits of these procedures are indicated in the traditional texts of Yoga. At Raga Svara, we practice Jala Neti and Netra Neti. Jala Neti kriya focuses on cleansing of nasal passages. Netra Neti focuses on cleansing the eyes.
- Shuddhi Kriya purifies the internal body organs. These kriyas help to balance the Tri Doshas of a human being. There are Tri Doshas in every human being, if there is any kind of imbalance in any of these Doshas then the body will not function properly, therefore Shuddhi Kriya helps the Doshas to be in a perfect ratio. Shuddhi Kriyas are helpful to channelize the flow of Prana in Nadis. It helps to clean the blockages of Nadis so that Prana moves without any obstacle inside the body.