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Kairali The Ayurvedic Healing
Village In Deccan Herald

Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Village got featured in Deccan
Herald. The author Pretti Verma ,writes that she found out while her visit to Kairali- The Ayurvedic Healing Village
that Ayurveda is one of the best ways to rejuvenate and detox one?s mind, body
and soul. And The Ayurvedic Healing Village In Kerala is the perfect place for a complete and
holistic healing experience .

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Magic Of Ayurveda,
What?s the best way to detox one?s mind, body and soul? Preeti Verma Lal vouches for the goodness of
a traditional Ayurvedic massage in God?s own country.

?What?s your nakshatra? Date of birth. Photo identity.
Credit crad. Residential address. Generally, I am used to pulling these
documents at hotel check-ins. But a query about nakshatra? Now, that was a
first for me. With bags in hand , I dropped a jaw at Kairali, the Ayurvedic
Healing Village in Palakkad. I had to shed the clichd Capricorn tag and
rummage for my nakshatra. ??Punarvasu??, I muttered knowingly. At Kairali, the
nakshatra is not a mundane fact. It is to allocate the room that is compatible
with the birth sign. For sages believe that a human is at his best in his own
house. As such , all the 27 villas in this retreat are named and built according
to the tenets of Vedic astrology. Here, you live in a room that is compatible
with your nakshatra.

Healing is not just
about shirodhara (pouring oil on forehead) and organic food; it begings with
the small things. Like a conch shell that is strategically placed in the room
for positive energy. No chemicals as toiletries. The toothpaste is herbal, the
shampoo is henna-based and the moisturizer is laden with almonds. No soaps. You
scrub the grime off with dal (lentil powder)Technology is shut out of the door.
There is no wi-fi in the room. A typical day begins at the crack of dawn with a
yoga session on a sand bank under the guidance of a guru.

A healthy breakfast awaits
at the canteen (they refrain from calling it a restaurant)that begins with
lukewarm infused with the goodness of njerinjil and pathimugam (medicinal
plants). Food is strictly vegetarian. No alcohol. No smoking. Not even coke or
soda. No coffee. The food has no trace of artificial coloring, cream or nut
paste and has nothing fried or refrigerated. Everything here is seasonal and
religiously adhering to the Ayurvedic way of eating. On the plate there could
be raagi dosa, wheat payasam with jaggery, urad dal jalebi dipped in honey
syrup, oat/vegetable soup, or steamed puttu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are
served at fixed hours. According to Ayurveda, breakfast is best had before 8am
and dinner two hours before bedtime.

In Ayurveda every human
being is composed of same elements as nature: fire, earth, water, air and ether. The
tridosha (vats, pitha, khapa) is the basis of Ayurveda and the doctors at the
centre begin with deciphering your dosha balance, diagnosing the ailment and
prescribing the treatment and diet accordingly. Treatment programs often range
between 7, 14 and 21 days, though it could be longer for chronic ailments. The massages
are specific to the ailment and are
combined with yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic diet. You have the choice of more
than 100 massages including panchakarma, shirodhara, abhyangam, pizhichil,
khadikizhi and so on. Specialized massages are used to restore the balance of
three doshas and improve the power of the sensory organs. Research says that
the rainy season ( specially mid- July to August) is the best time to undergo
massages like dhara, pizhichil and navrakizhi.

To complete the experience
, one can head to the coconut grove or the lotus pond or the gurgling creek or
the swimming pool at the retreat. You can curl up in the hammocks or take a
walk in the herbal garden and learn all about the goodness of common plants and
flowers.

Published on: 25 July 2015

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