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ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS


ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS / ANANDA SPA RESORT








Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda in the Himalayas is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. Ananda Spa is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.

Swirled in the sacred mists of time, nestled in the Himalayas is Ananda Spa Rishikesh, a world class Destination Spa. Once the residence of Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal, it is dedicated to today's traveller , who is looking for innovative ways to restore and rejuvenate his energies. Grounded in Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with contemporary international therapies which enhance and augment the original, Ananda Spa India is the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where every corner spells harmony and every colour soothes the senses.

Interesting Facts, Ananda Spa Rishikesh India

Discover the richness of Indian Art and Culture at Ananda - In the Himalayas. Propelled by the concept of a holistic lifestyle and well-being, the Ananda Spa Resort rests on the healing philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual health. While the vast menu of spa programmes and adventure activities energies the body, serene yoga and meditation sessions uplift the mind. The inclusion of art and culture into the regime of the guests is carefully orchestrated to elevate the human spirit.

Ananda Art and Culture involves the coming together of the rich and varied forms of Indian classical and folk traditions, performing and visual arts, traditional and contemporary cultural ethos. Whether it is a classical performance of Bharatanatyam - one of the oldest classical dance forms in the world, originating in the South of India, or a soulful evening of Ghazals - poetic love songs, culture at Ananda becomes a self reflective statement.

The Viceregal Palace, Ananda Spa Resort

ananda spa resort rishikesh indiaConcealed by the resplendent facade of the palace of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, lies the luxurious reception area of Ananda Spa Resort Rishikesh. Popularly known as the Viceregal Palace, Ananda Spa Resort India has played host to some of India�s most renowned heads of state, during the Maharaja's reign. Completely restored, the Viceregal Palace is the ultimate statement in subtle style.

The reception area warms your heart and soul, as you are welcomed into the Ananda family by your courteous and efficient front desk staff. Far from any ordinary hotel check-in area, the splendor of the palace takes you back in time to the era of royalty. Relaxation and Rejuvenation at Ananda Spa Resort India begins right from the moment you check-in, sipping the refreshing spa signature welcome drink. Whether it is the traditional �aarti� welcome or the contemporary professionalism of our staff, your first impression of the Viceregal Palace will leave you reminiscing about kings and royal splendor.

Adjacent to the reception area, is the grand Viceregal Tea Lounge. Care has been taken to retain the old-world charm and understated elegance of the lounge, an ideal venue for a splendid cup of Darjeeling tea. Enjoy a quiet afternoon alone or with friends, as you admire the life size portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and of other famous guests.

Also located in the Viceregal Palace is the Maharaja's billiards room, housing the oldest billiards table in India, dating back to a 100 years. Stunningly crafted in wood, the table has the unparalleled distinction of witnessing some of the most famous political personages, all of whom were guests of the Maharaja. The walls of the billiards room are adorned with pictures of some of these guests. Whether you are a billiards enthusiast or an antique lover, the billiards table is sure to satisfy your quest for the historic.

The Viceregal Palace in Ananda Spa Resort Rishikesh India also features the Viceregal Hall, the original skating rink of the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal. Now used as the preferred venue for conferences and management retreats, the Hall also converts itself into the perfect place for an invigorating session of evening Yoga. With natural sunlight streaming into the interiors of the Hall, the atmosphere is one of warmth and cozy comfort. The Viceregal Hall is the ideal venue for large gatherings, comfortably accommodating 140 people.

History, Ananda in the Himalayas Rishikesh ananda spa resort rishikesh indiaThe history of Tehri Garhwal is fraught with drama and pathos. Now a small constituency forming a part of the state of Uttaranchal, it was once a princely state ruled by the Shah family, with Narendra Nagar as its summer capital and the Palace as the official residence - where the vice regal suite of Ananda in the Himalayas India, is situated.

The neat little town of Narendrangar, with its charming market, it�s wide central road and its location serving far flung hill hamlets is a tribute to the Maharaja. In the days of the British Raj the beautiful palace was known to welcome Viceroys and people of eminence - including Mahatama Gandhi and Mira Ben and post independence it has played host to several eminent political and religious personalities.

Ma Anandmayi, a well known spiritual guide, whose wise teachings, gentle ways and immensely charismatic presence attracted a very large following from all parts of the world, often visited the Maharaja's family and her room, quaint, simple and still holding much of her spiritual energy, is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Viceregal terrace, overlooking the valley and the grounds and stands testimonial to the old Maharaja�s close links with the history of spiritual India.

His son, Maharaja Manabendra Shah, father of the current Maharaja, took over from his father, but the changing face of post-freedom India, soon wiped out princely roles and the family turned to politics in order to keep alive their roots.

Mythology, Ananda in the Himalayas Rishikesh India

A venture into the Himalayas is more than a mere journey: it is a "yatra" (a pilgrimage). A pilgrimage does not hold more importance than it does in Garhwal and Kumaon, once known as "Uttarakhand" - the 'northern territories' - in the pre Vedic era. This is the domain of the ascetic Lord Shiva, the destroyer; it is a land charged with "Shakti", the power and energy of the goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva and the daughter of Himavat, Lord of the Mountains. Together, Garhwal and Kumaon form a sizable wedge in the Central Himalayas, joining India and Nepal.

Garhwal today remains a land of myth and legend, where every stone tells a story. The earliest historical references to the region are found in the Vedas, paeans to the purity of the Himalayas. Specific mention of the mountains exists in the Mahabharata, dated around 1000 BC. This is when the protagonists of the epic, the Pandavas, are said to have ended their life on earth by ascending the slopes of the peak in western Garhwal called Swargarohini - literally, the Ascent to Heaven'. The epic also mentions this region being the home of the Kirata, Puolinda and Tangara tribes.

Haridwar, The Region, Ananda Rishikesh

It is said that when Gods left their footprints on the land of Haridwar, metaphorically they also left an indelible mark on the spiritual ethos of every Hindu - more so the devout, who would later follow their holy paths all across this blessed land. Of such significance is Haridwar in the thought of India's traditional Hindus that it has earned its sobriquet of honor as The Gateway to the Gods.

Legend has it that the holy Ganga, the holiest of all rivers, which flows through this sacred city, has actually been sanctified by the powerful trinity of Hindu mythology- Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Down the ages, this special importance of Haridwar as the ever-refreshing mystic venue for the purification of the mind, body and soul gained more impetus and today manifests itself in two great events that take place here - the memorable Kumbh Mela which is held every 12 years and the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which is held once every 6 years.

Yet, beyond the mystic aura and mythology, Haridwar casts another magic spell on the visitor. Being one of the oldest living cities, Haridwar finds its mention in the ancient India scriptures as it weaves through the life and times, from the period of Lord Buddha to the more recent British advent.

Haridwar is one of the first towns where Ganga emerges from the mountains to touch the plains. In the evening, the Ghats (places built on the banks of the river for the holy dip in the river Ganges) look breathtakingly beautiful as thousands of diyas (earthen lamps) and marigold flowers illuminate the holy waters at the time of the Ganga Aarti - a much awaited daily ritual, where the river Ganga is propitiated for all the bounty that she bestows on the Indian plains.

Rishikesh, The Region, Ananda India

The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Garhwal region. Located 1160 feet above sea level, it is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point to the Char Dham - four famous pilgrim centers namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri. It is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation.

The Ganges flows through the town and is worshipped here. Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre. It has numerous ashrams, some of which are internationally recognized, as places for philosophical studies, yoga and meditation. An international 'Yoga Week' is organized here every year in the first week of February.

Back in the 1960's Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site, when the Beatles came to stay here with their guru, Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, famous and well loved exponent of Yoga throughout the Western world and at home in India.

Suites, Rooms & Villas, Ananda (Top Spa Resort in India)

When living is but part of the echo of nature then style and elegance blend discreetly to enhance each nuance of serenity. The Guest Rooms, Suites and Villas at Ananda near Rishikesh make a statement with colours that echo nature, and views that leave one gazing into the enchantment of god�s own country.

The 3 Deluxe Suites face either the Valley or the Maharaja's palace. These 2-bay suites feature tastefully appointed bedrooms with attached sitting rooms and large bathrooms with tranquil garden views. Secluded private gardens with tented salas situated to overlook the valley, add to the charm and privacy of these suites.

Named after the great mountain ranges Himalaya and Shivalik and the river Ganga that sustains the people of the Valley, these beautiful villas are a dreamer�s escape.

Two 2-bedroom villas and one 1-bedroom villa, each elegantly appointed with a living room, a pantry for the butler, a dressing room and a huge bathroom featuring a private sauna with an unhampered view of the swimming pool.

With palace and valley views, these deluxe rooms are understated yet luxurious. 70 in all, they feature walk-in closets and perfectly appointed bathrooms with windows overlooking panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. Each room opens onto large balconies with picture-perfect views, ideal for a private meal.

In the precincts of the Maharaja�s Palace, The Viceregal suite is a perfect retreat for the connoisseur. It comprises of a spacious sitting and dining area and a plush bedroom featuring a period four-poster bed. The attached dressing room and bathroom are beautifully appointed with antique fittings and furniture. With its own private terrace and a roof top Jacuzzi overlooking the sloping landscaped gardens and the distant Ganges Valley, staying at the Viceregal suite takes you back into India�s regal past.

The 40 Sq Metres private pools are surrounded with a deck area equipped with comfortable lounge beds. Ideal for a quiet retreat into a tranquil environment.

Housed on the ground floor and overlooking the valley, the 3-bay Ananda Suite spells luxury and enchantment. With luxuriously fitted bathrooms overlooking the view and its own private sitting and dining areas, the suite also has a large private garden, which is perfect for intimate dinners and leisurely breakfasts.

In-Room Facilities, Ananda Spa near Rishikesh

KURTA PYJAMAS: Fresh cotton Kurta Pyjamas are provided in your room for your convenience on a daily basis and can be worn on the premises or for traveling to Rishikesh for the Ganga Aarati.

AROMATIC BATHS: An exotic selection of aromatic baths are offered in the ensuite bathrooms. Call housekeeping and enjoy a stress relieving soak in the private luxury of your room, listen to music while you bathe, enjoy a cooling drink or simply allow your eyes to drink in panoramic views while you luxuriate in your bath-tub.

GINGER HONEY LEMON TEA: Their special elixir eliminates toxins, clears the palate, soothes the stomach and activates the endocrine system. Just select your preference on the card before you retire for the night.

PILLOW COMFORT: They offer you a wide choice ranging from the Classic Pillow to the Exclusive Neck Support Pillow. Call housekeeping for the one you want.

Spa, Ananda Spa Resort near Rishikesh

The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental realms of the individual.

With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda; Ananda Spa Resort near Rishikesh India creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programme are designed to meet individual needs and health goals - de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments - all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.

Ananda Spa Resort Tehri Garhwal also offers a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium.

Philosophy, Ananda Spa, Narendra Nagar, Garhwal, India

In ancient India, holistic living was a way of life. People inherently understood the balance of nature, the ways of the Universe and how the elements affected not just their physical health, but their mental well-being. It was understood that if they achieved harmony within, they would be at peace with their surroundings. On the fast track to progress, our world changed as did we; but deep within us we have always understood and upheld the beliefs and principles of our ancestors. To seek harmony, to balance themselves again, to be one with their surroundings, Indians have been known to �retreat� to the peace and quiet of the mountains� to the stillness of the hills and the natural flow of the rivers.

This is the very philosophy which brought Ananda - In The Himalayas (Famous Spa Resort in India) into being. More than ever before the New Age individual moving on today�s fast track recognises the need to retreat, find holistic remedies, and rejuvenating locales. At Ananda we have tried to recreate the synergy of mind body and intellect not just through the natural Himalayan locales and the proximity to the mountains and the river, but through the rejuvenating and ancient processes and philosophies of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with contemporary international therapies which enhance and augment the original. Ananda Spa Resort Rishikesh believes that each individual is unique. So too are the programmes and experiences that we offer. Individual needs and requirements are assessed prior to the programme being selected, through a personal consultation with our Ayurveda and wellness consultants. This is an intrinsic part of assisting the individual on his/her private journey to understanding the self.

Visiting Masters, Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh

Ananda in the Himalayas India will offer special workshops and private sessions with visiting Masters in different areas of Well being. These teachers, therapists, healers, Ayurvedic doctors and guides visit from around the world to share their talents and gifts with those who choose to explore and understand the deeper realms of holistic well being for the body, mind and spirit.

Ananda in the Himalayas Rishikesh India will offer special workshops and private sessions with visiting Masters in different areas of Well being. These teachers, therapists, healers, Ayurvedic doctors and guides visit from around the world to share their talents and gifts with those who choose to explore and understand the deeper realms of holistic well being for the body, mind and spirit. .

Vedanta Classes, Ananda Spa Resort

Vedanta literally means the culmination of knowledge. It is a scientific presentation of the Eternal Principles of life and living, enabling one to attain the rare combination of material prosperity and mental peace. The knowledge helps achieve physical dynamism, mental equilibrium and intellectual clarity and directs one to the goal of ultimate liberation - Spiritual Enlightenment. Complimentary lectures are conducted twice daily by senior disciples of Swami Parthasarthy, internationally acclaimed exponent of Vedanta.

A day at Ananda Spa India

To fully experience the benefits of the lifestyle promoted by Ananda Spa Resort India you are encouraged to participate in our daily activities programme.

6.00 am nature walk/trek

7.15 am ananda yoga 9.00 am full moon stretches/synergy yoga

9.30 am golfing skills

10.30 am vedanta - pathway to knowledge

12.15 pm aqua yoga - (seasonal)

2.45 pm gym activities

3.30 pm spa orientation/quiet time

4.00 pm fitness class

5.00 pm ananda sadhana - guided meditation

5.15 pm ananda rejuvenation cuisine demo*/ayurveda lecture*

6.15 pm vedanta - pathway to knowledge

7.00 pm weekly cultural entertainment at the ampitheatre

a weekly activity schedule is available in the rooms * these activities are held three times a week, alternatively

(For details contact the Front Office or the Spa Reception)

Restaurant, Ananda Spa Resort Tehri Garhwal

The ambience in the Restaurant is in complete harmony with the prolific use of Yantric Art. Enjoy a delicious meal while your aural senses are treated to the lilting strains of classical instrumental music. Our spa chef would be happy to assist you in your specific dietary requirements making your Ananda experience truly special.

The spa's signature restaurant features the finest Indian, Asian and Western cuisine. Based on the basic values of traditional cooking, the Restaurant explores new vistas in modern gastronomy, with emphasis on a light and healthy meal. Keeping in mind the long duration of stay of the guests, a la carte menu changes every 4 months according to the season.

The Restaurant offers a menu for better living with meals enriched with the vivid flavour of organic vegetables and herbs. It is built in a grove of old Sal trees, overlooking the valley of Rishikesh. The light warmth of the early morning sun or the evening stars adds to the Rejuvenation Cuisine. The menu encompasses of delicacies from Asian, Western and Oriental platter.

Pavillian, Ananda Spa

The Pavilion is a casual and elegant setting for drinks and light snacks. Located in the Restaurant building, the Pavilion is the ideal venue for intimate gatherings. Enjoy a drink or savour a complete meal under the expert guidance of our staff. With a bar that features the finest wines and liquers, the Pavilion is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions with family and friends.

By the Pool, Ananda Spa near Rishikesh Perched on the side of a hill that slopes down to the valley, flanked by natural forest on one side and the exquisite Spa building on the other, this is the ultimate in relaxation. Sip a fresh juice under clear Himalayan skies, get a healthy sun-kissed tan as you lounge by an aquamarine pool enjoying garden-fresh vegetables and organic greens... What more could one ask for?

Executive Retreats, Ananda Spa Resort near Rishikesh

Ananda in the Himalayas is the ideal destination for Board Meetings and Executive Retreats - groups of upto 20 people. An impressive board room with a majestic 15 feet high ceiling and a fireplace and the Adhyatma Dham Pavillion with majestic mountain views create inspiring venues for high powered meetings.

Nature Walk & Treks, Ananda in

the Hills

Kunjapuri Temple Trek 14km north of Ananda in the Himalayas Hotel Rishikesh India, Kunjapuri soars 1645 metres high to commemorate Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva idols. Awaken one's spirituality with snowcapped Himalayan Mountains' vistas and sacred surroundings at sunrise or sunset. Guided by the spa staff, the 3-4 hour trek experience is a sound balance to a fulfilling Ananda Yoga programme.

Trek to Laxman Jhula

Distance: 9 Kms

Time: 3 hrs (down hill only)

This is a downhill trek passing through verdant Sal forests. If the guests wish, they can spend the evening in the town of Rishikesh and watch the evening Aarti performed every evening on the banks of the river Ganga.The return to Ananda by car.

Charges for the trek: Rs.6000 (Inclusive of Taxes)

Nature Walk

Contemplate and receive nurturing. The morning starts with a fresh juice served in the Ananda in the Himalayas Uttaranchal lounge. This is followed by stroll along the trail with a guide enjoying the beauty and tranquility of nature. At a certain point guests have the opportunity to be guided to a deep meditative experience. The walk ends with a ginger/lemon tea and a relaxed soak in the pool, spa or sauna.

Sustainablity, Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand

"When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" - John Muir

Following consideration of the importance of environmental sustainability and a commitment to be of benefit to the Tehri Garhwal community, Ananda In the Himalayas Narendranagar strives to achieve environmental and social sustainability for the destination spa segment.

'Ananda In the Himalayas' commits to continually improve environmental and social sustainability performance. Spirituality, holistic living and balance are integral parts of the Ananda philosophy therefore being in harmony with nature and our surroundings is central to our core belief.

'Ananda - In the Himalayas' has developed detailed environmental policies and procedures in accordance with global benchmarks. Their policies will be renewed and revised annually to ensure that we are always current in our approach toward a sustainable future. Sustainability education has been included as an essential training module for all employees. They have identified a green team at the property that is committed to the cause of sustainability; this team is responsible for ensuring ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures.

Special consideration is given to employing and empowering the local staff and wherever efficient and environmentally sustainable/organic, products and services are sourced locally.

'Ananda - In the Himalayas' complies with all relevant legislation and regulations and has achieved "Benchmarked" status in the hotel restaurant and spa segment.

They encourage staff to present our commitment to environmental and social sustainability and our Benchmarked status to our guests, suppliers, contractors, agents and wholesalers.

Cousine Concepts, Ananda in the Himalayas Resort

Everybody requires a customized diet. One type is not good for all, and standard diets such as high-carb, high protein or low-cal are simply not healthy choices for everyone. Ananda's food concept is based on this belief and through incorporating key principles from Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda everything is made out of the five elements of air, space, fire, water and earth, including our bodies. The three body types are a combination of these - Vata constitutes air and space - Pitta is made up of fire and water - and Kapha is water and earth.

Therefore, when thinking about food we must take into consideration not just taste, but suitability to body type. For example, Vata body types (air and space) lean towards light and dry foods. In order to balance this, oily, moist and heavy foods, with tones of sweet, sour and salt need to be added to the diet. In contrast, Pitta body types (fire, water) need cool and heavy foods with sweet, bitter and pungent flavours to dowse the fire. Similarly, Kapha body types (water, earth) need light food, with bitter, pungent and astringent flavouring - such as thyme, rosemary and mustard.

Ananda in the Himalayas should not be looked at just as a place to diet and lose weight, but should instead be "a way of life". Their cuisine is fresh natural foods low in fat and calories with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives.

The objective is to provide a rejuvenation cuisine for guests, who, whilst relaxing, desire to re-vitalize their body and soul through a healthy approach to diet and lifestyle. This is reemphasized by the show kitchen at Ananda where our chefs instruct in how to make these dishes at home so that one may continue that 'way of life'. Special care menus are provided in consultation with the in house Ayurvedic doctor, to align the specific imbalances of the various body types.

Tree Top Deck, Ananda in the Hills

The Tree Top Deck is a delightful outdoor venue of the Restaurant that is built on treetops, thereby infusing your meal experience with the beauty of the Himalayan mountains and the fresh, natural surroundings. Inhale the freshest air while enjoying a spa meal. Let the clear blue skies and the lush green vegetation serenade you while your palate is gently tempted by the exotic gourmet delights. At night, this venue offers a unique romantic dining experience, playing music to your meal.

Tea Lounge, Ananda in the Himalayas Hotel Rishikesh India

TEA LOUNGE

Whether it is the cup of tea on your mind or merely historic curiosity, the Tea Lounge is your awaited answer. Located in the Viceregal Palace, it is a warm, romantic setting for an afternoon cup of tea and light snacks.

The lounge walls are adorned with the portraits of the erstwhile Maharaja and the other political dignitaries who visited Narendra Nagar during the reign of the Maharaja. Of particular interest and mention are the signatures and pictures of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. While the lounge quietly tells a story of days of yore, relax on the lounge sofas or admire the rich, brocaded tapestry and let yourself wander back into time.

Ayurveda at Ananda Hotel Rishikesh

At Ananda, Ayurveda forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages and specialized diet programme to fulfill personal goals to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual's desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize.

The ancient Hindus were known to be a highly intellectual and sensuous people. One of their cardinal principles was that there is no dividing line in human personality between the mind and the body. The mind is body and the body is mind. Also, that if beautifying the mind is to beautify the body, the converse is equally true. Beautifying the body is to beautify the soul.

With qualified Ayurveda doctors and therapists to administer treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination, the Ayurvedic therapies at Ananda are strongly rooted in ancient traditions, while keeping in mind contemporary preferences and comforts.

The authenticity and our commitment to this ancient life system are evident in the use of age-old powders; oils, vessels, wooden beds, treatment rituals and qualified therapists trained in traditional Ayurvedic schools. Be it a carefully monitored Ayurveda meal or a traditional massage, your body and spirit undergo a holistic metamorphosis, in the most pristine Himalayan environment, traditionally believed to be the fountainhead of Ayurveda.

According to Ayurveda, the universe is made of five primordial elements, namely earth, air, fire, water and ether. These elements themselves are inanimate, but in combination, give rise to three main biological forces or principles in the human body, called doshas - , and, as every human being has a different balance of elements, one dosha is typically predominant in our constitution and ascertains our personality.

Ananda Ayurvedic Therapy programme are prescribed by the physician after a detailed consultation, which specifies daily routines, diet and wellness activities. The consultation focuses on balancing the three bio energetic forces in the human body, namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha

The Tridosha Theory, Ananda Hotel Rishikesh

When the five eternal substances - earth, water, five, air, and space combine to form the human body, they do so by creating three vital energies, or doshas. These are the forces that govern all psycho-physiological functions in the body and mind respectively. They construct the body and serve to maintain it in a dynamic state of health. However, when these vital forces are aggravated, due to improper gross or subtle factors, the body - mind connection begins to suffer and the disease process begins.

Vata

It is the most powerful among doshas. Formed by the interaction of space and air, Vata is movement, the body in motion. Warm food, moderately heavy textures, added butter and fat; salt, sour, and sweet tastes; soothing and satisfying foods. All are good for settling the disturbed Vata. Use food such as: warm milk, cream, butter, warm soups, stews, and hot cereals, fresh baked.

Pitta

Formed by the interaction of fire and water�the polarity of these two elements plays an important role for Pitta, which regulates the body metabolism and transformations in the body�s form. Cool or warm but not steaming hot foods; bitter, sweet, and astringent tastes, are what are perfect for this body type. Take cool, refreshing food in summer. Reduce the consumption of salt, oil and spices, all of which are "heating" to the body. Salads are good, so is milk and ice cream.

Kapha

It is formed by the structural properties of earth, with water in its role as a lubricant to different tissues of the body, which also aids strength and adds stamina to the body. Warm light food, dry food, cooked without much water, minimum of butter, oil and sugar are recommended for this body type. Stimulating foods with pungent, bitter and astringent tastes and deep fried foods are best avoided. Eat lightly cooked foods or raw fruits and vegetables. �Eat� spicy bitter and astringent foods. Watch out for eating that little bit extra, a typical Kapha tendency

Ayurvedic & Wellness Consultation, Ananda Hotel India

The Ayurvedic consultation explores your physical, mental and emotional health to help you understand your unique energetic constitution or combination of Doshas (the three dynamic living forces) that determines your body type and your current imbalances. The Ayurvedic physician then prepares a sequence of experiences and a programme of diet and exercise according to your body type that will help bring more balance, energy and peace to your entire being.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Recommendation

Ayurveda promotes a lifestyle that is in harmony with Mother Nature. In this Consultation, the benefits of the experiences, diet and exercise programme during your stay are evaluated. The Ayurvedic physician then gives you the tips and take-home information on your lifestyle and dietary changes that will bring balance into your daily life so that your continuing commitment to your wellbeing can bring you back to a state of vibrant health and radiance.