Ayurveda as the name implies (”Ayu”: “life” and ”Veda”:knowledge) is the knowledge of healthy living and is not confined only to treatment of illness. It is widely practiced in India and caters to the needs of nearly 75% percent of the population.
It considers diet to be the most important factor in health and uses food for medicinal purposes as well as for nutritional effects. Herbal remedies, massage, exercise, and spiritual practice can balance and repair the body, but its is a “good diet” that gives us an easy, everyday opportunity to take control of our health.
Ayurveda recommends nourishing yoga practices such as the dynamic salutation (Surya namaskar). Regular relaxation and daily breathing practices can keep everyday stress at bay.
As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.
A fundamental Ayurvedic philosophy is that “food is medicine and medicine is food” An Ayurvedic proverb is “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
Ayurveda, the system of knowledge evolved through generations and matured in the Indian sub-continent for understanding and appreciation of life in all its circumstances. As the basic characteristic of human body is more or less the same in spite of the lapse of thousands of years, which is why medicines prescribed in our ancient texts are still valid.
Ayurveda emphasizes on preventive health aspects by refining daily and seasonal performs along with food, personal and social behavior has to be tailored according to the individual Prakruthi( individual genetic code )
As Ayurveda believes that disease can only manifest in mind or body and in due course disease of mind precede to body or vice versa. There cannot be health for mind or health for body independent of each other hence always holistic approach of Ayurveda always targeted to ensure continuity and harmony between Body, Senses, Mind and Soul.
The Body, senses and the mind are evolved and nourished by food. The kind of food taken, properly digested and assimilated determines the quality of the mind. The quality of mind determines the power of retain information and discriminate good and bad for an individual.
Thus the core offering of Navam are Ayurveda, Yoga, and healthy cuisine in a serene atmosphere exactly on the seashore.