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Tips to Get the Best Ayurvedic Experience in Sri Lanka – Ancient Healing Methods

Ayurveda has survived on the island for over 2,000 years; still a trusted method of treatment and a holistic rejuvenation process, Ayurveda promises many benefits. Do read on to learn more.

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Select Your Retreat with Care

Sri Lanka is home to a number of Ayurveda resorts; many promise stunning surroundings, traditional architectural designs to take you back in time and some ancient treatment methods. Like Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, located in Negombo, you can pick a Sri Lanka Ayurveda hotel which caters to all your needs. Many are very professional and offer the services of an experienced Veda as well as, proper diets, and surroundings which are perfect for rejuvenating mind body and soul.

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Know the Type of Therapies Which Are Right for You

Once you decide on the perfect Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka, determine the type of treatment you wish to take. Have a chat with an experienced Ayurveda physician, who will start off with a diagnosis of your 'prakruthi' as well as, your Ayurveda body type. Once this is done a suitable treatment method and appropriate diet will be suggested. The six common types of treatments for Ayurveda include a calming breathing exercise called pranayama, a detoxing herbal oil massage which also increases circulation or abhyanga, chants and herbal remedies for rejuvenation called rasayana and pancha karma which purifies the body and makes it ready for treatment; together with other herbal remedies and treatments.

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Learn to Relax Your Mind

Simple pleasures like listening to the waves crashing in the ocean or the rustle of leaves will help to soothe your mind. Relaxing your mind is the first step to holistic treatments, which is why yoga and meditation are very important in Ayurveda. If you are looking to de-stress as a major part of your treatment process, take part in the yoga and meditation sessions offered by your Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka. Keep in mind that you are not required to have pre-knowledge of how to practise these methods, instead, your instructor will show you the techniques. Best of all, you will not learn breathing or yoga methods in stuffy old rooms; you will most likely be sitting on a beach, on a mountain top or surrounded by a tropical garden.

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Enjoy the Healthy Menus

Diet is an integral part of Ayurveda treatment; the benefits of which are now popular even with western treatments. At your Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka, all junk food can be given a miss, instead, you will be treating your body and taste-buds to some of the best natural food the tropical island has to offer. Most of the retreats there offer, organically grown fruits and vegetables, as well as, steamed fish, roti made from whole grain, red rice and locally grown greens.

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Enjoy Your Leisure Time

Many Ayurveda retreats in Sri Lanka are on the beach, hence, you can look forward to plenty of beach time, in-between your treatment sessions. Look forward to long excursions, exploring the area, boat rides across mangrove forests and simply breathing in the fresh sea-breeze and swimming in the ocean.