Ayurveda has been practiced for many centuries in Sri Lanka and is known to be a traditional mixture of Sinhala medicine, Ayurveda and Siddha systems of India, Unani medicine of Greece through the Arabs, and most importantly, the Desheeya Chikitsa, (the indigenous medicine of Sri Lanka). Over the past decades Sri Lanka developed its own Ayurvedic system based on a series of prescriptions handed down from generation to generation over a period of 3,000 years. The ancient kings, who were also prominent physicians, continued its survival and longevity.
“Ayurveda” is not only a form of medication – it is a complete way of life known to generations of Sri Lankans. It is a placid and effective method of treating the root causes of illness in both mind and body.
The health conscious today are constantly examining for effective alternatives to the escalating costs and side effects that result from the use of modern medicine. Thus the efficiency of Ayurveda is known as nature’s way to good health and has been proved by 3,000 years of successful therapeutic care for many illnesses.
Travelers can now experience therapeutic Ayurveda treatment through the best of Sri Lankan ayurvedic physicians. Treatments vary from massages, oral medications and therapy to suit each and every symptoms of discomfort.
Meditation is a documented factor of many religions, and has been practiced for centuries. It involves the exercise of psychological discipline in order to transcend from the automatic, “thinking” mind into a deeper state of relaxation or consciousness, which entails focusing on one single point of reference.
In Sri Lanka meditation is popular, particularly amongst the Buddhist devotees. Buddhist meditation aids in transforming the mind and soul. Sri Lanka has many devoted meditation centers located in various parts across the island.
Meditation is known to assist with a more productive, satisfying, healthy and comfortable life. Scientific studies reveal that relaxation, concentration and maintenance of a self-observing attitude aid alter metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure and brain chemistry. The wisdom that develops through meditation brings a happiness that surpasses all others.
Yoga is an immense collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe. The different paths of yoga emphasize different approaches and techniques, but ultimately lead to the same goal of unification and enlightenment.
Though yoga’s ultimate aim is lofty, its essence is practical and scientific as it emphasizes direct experience and observable results. As the cultural and religious diversity of practitioners attest, yogic philosophy speaks to universal truths that can be incorporated within any belief system.
There are many resorts and institutions dedicated to meditation and yoga for the spiritual minds. Please contact our hotline to get further details on bookings.