"AYURVEDA - THE SCIENCE OF LIFE"
Ayurveda or the Science of Life is a holistic approach to healthcare that helps people live long, healthy and a well-balanced life.
Vata exemplifies the energy of movement and is thus often associated with wind. It’s linked to flexibility and creativity and governs all movement including the pulsation of heart, flow of breath, tissue movements, contractions of muscle and communication throughout the mind and the nervous system.
Pitta embodies the energy of transformation and is therefore closely aligned with the fire element. It’s closely related to intelligence, understanding, and the digestion of foods, emotions, thoughts, and experiences; it governs body temperature, nutrition and metabolism and the light of understanding.
Kapha offers structure, solidity and cohesiveness to all things, and is thus associated primarily with the earth and water elements. It also exemplifies the watery energies of compassion and love. This dosha hydrates all cells and systems moisturizes the skin, lubricates the joints, protects the tissues and maintains immunity.
Our special Ayurvedic treatments are health treatments which follow the teachings of Ayurveda. Each treatment is individually planned as per the needs of the patient prescribed by our expert Ayurvedic doctors. Every cure includes a specific Ayurvedic diet corresponding with the patient’s constitution type.
3 PILLARS OF HEALTHY LIFE
In the context of Ayurveda, cure has a special meaning. Disease is defined as the imbalance in the metabolism of the body. In Ayurveda, the cure is never focused on removing the symptoms. Such an approach will be loop-sided and might cause side-effects or short-term benefits. The focus of Ayurvedic medicine is on regaining the overall metabolic balance of the body, on reining in the 3 doshas back in to a metabolic symphony.
There is so much talk about detox today. Let’s try to understand what exactly the detox therapy is and what it aims to do to our body. Ayurvedic Detoxification Therapy or Shodhana Chikitsa has multiple treatment procedures for different parts of the body. Panchkarma is the most renowned of all other detoxification treatments. The word “Panch” means five and “karma” stands for the procedure.
Rejuvenation is an old concept. Many ancient cultures have described various procedures to regain youth and virility. However, Ayurvedic concept of rejuvenation is more elaborate and proactive. You do not have to rejuvenate after the aging process gains pace or when you start to feel drained and lethargic. Rejuvenation should be a cyclic process in order to maintain the health in its best state.
"What our Patients Say?"
I came to Govardhan Ecovillage with the issue to the ovarian cyst and weight loss and other related issues.
As I entered I was elated with the response I got from the staff. All of them are welcoming. Doctors have helped to understand my issue and made me realize that I have to assess the situation from the core and work towards it sincerely to overcome the problems from the root.
I was served with care and was helped with required knowledge during my stay.
My body was swollen due to thyroid and other hormonal issues, which was not there during my discharge.
We first visited Govardhan Ayurveda on the day of its inauguration. GEV has established the Ayurveda in the purest form bringing it with all essence from Kerala. The Ayurveda has most of its herbs grown in the surrounding garden. The thing that appeased me most was the fact that most of the medicinal formulas for the inpatients were prepared all fresh from the herbs. The staffs in Ayurveda are all very homely and soft spoken at the same time expert in their part of therapies. Dr. Sasikumar Nechiyil – The Aacharya (Guru) and mentor is very caring. On the inauguration day Anju met Dr Sasikumar and for the first time Anju heard something “The case is not very critical, she should be walking after treatment, though it may take some time”. The words came as relief and boosting confidence in Anju. “I was really going into depression, but his words have brought me back and I believe in him”, Anju told me later.
Dr Sreejith Ayyappath – The Medical Director of Govardhan Ayurveda is a very young, energetic and expert vaidya. He amazed me with his expertness of pulse reading when he read the pulse of my Mom and discussed all ailments. He told things as if he has read all previous reports. He would visit Anju daily to enquire, observe and prescribe further if required. The treatment was done under his supervision.
Despite being exposed to the latest health developments in the West, I knew the answers to my ailments lay in the ancient ayurvedic practices of the East. And I knew the best place to come for this was the beautiful Govardhan Eco Village in the Wada district. I received exceptional ayurvedic treatment, the doctors were knowledgeable and grounded in the sastric roots and practices of Ayurveda. Dr Sreejith was an expert vaidya, able to diagnose my issues from a single pulse reading. His application of Ayurveda was impressive and his level of training in Ayurveda was rare. I was impressed with how much the wellness centre had developed from the time I had visited it one year prior. There were consultation offices, fully equipped therapy suites with their own shower rooms, an ayurvedic pharmacy and a kitchen. The ayurvedically prepared meals were delicious and healthy. I loved the soft chapattis, steamed idli and creamy courgette subjis. My favourite was the carrot and coriander parathas with coconut chutney. I certainly anticipate the ayurvedic restaurant that will open there soon! I am grateful to all those I met, from the expert doctors, the welcoming support staff, and the inspiring monk, Lila Kirtan dasa, who coordinated it all.
Due to severe pain my father was not happy, not able to walk, frustrated and was not moving out of house. Somehow or other he agreed for a stay of 5 days at Govardhan Eco village in May 2018. Arriving at Govardhan Ecovillage he felt very fresh and connected to life again. There we came to know about Ayurvedic Centre and doctors available for treating the patient. With help of Lila Kirtan Prabhuji we showed him to Dr. Sreejith (Senior most doctor) and he started him with alternate massage therapy for 5 days. Dr. Sreejith suggested for month treatment for my father. Dr. Shreejit is very humble, approachable, knowledgeable in deep studies of Ayurveda, where patient can open their mind. He and his team were very cheerful, helpful and very friendly. They all treated my father with utmost care and love. We appreciate the strict diet followed according to Ayurveda which helped my father in recovery.
My husband, Lokanatha das, suggested me to visit the Ayurvedic clinic for some treatments. I have suffered for 2 years from heel spurs in one foot, it became so bad that I have limped every morning when getting up from bed since the last year and I have felt severe pain after standing a few or many hours in the kitchen in the temple. I am a cook and I have been standing on hard floors in Govinda’s restaurant and in the temple kitchen for 25 years.
I was treated by Dr. Sudheesh Krishnan with Agni -karma 3 times and to my amazement the pain in my heel is now gone with 85-90%! I can walk normally when I wake up in the morning and I can even stand 6 hours in the kitchen without getting severe pain in my heel. Amazing! I am so grateful to Dr. Sudheesh that he could heal my heel with Agni karma.
I had also decided to take some treatment for my obesity finally! I have tried to eat healthy and not too much for many years and more exercise, but nothing worked. I was convinced I needed some help and some medicines to be able to lose weight. I got massage therapy by the wonderful ladies at the clinic, diet, medicines, yoga classes and many good advises about exercise, sleep and eating habits. Now I will follow my diet, take my medicines for 3 months and try my best to follow all the good advises from Dr. Sudheesh who mainly took care of me. I want to say that my experience at the clinic was totally beyond expectations!