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Presented as a series of weekend programmes, the purpose of this series is to adapt the practices of well-known wellness retreats to suit the urban living space. These guides have been created to counteract the pace of modern living. These full day programmes from the best retreats in the world, encourage new practices of self-care, and inspire our readers to let go and reconnect with themselves. Drawing on the expertise of specialists from international luxury health resorts, this series takes an intelligent approach to health and wellbeing that encompasses spiritual growth and the realignment of the body and the mind. In consultation with Ayurvedic physicians, plant-based chefs and personal trainers, these two-day programs can be practiced as and when the body needs to be revived and restored.
Bringing the ancient Ayurvedic art of healing to the West, Ayurveda Parkschlösschen was developed as a unique retreat for sustainable healthcare. Nestled in the pine forests of the Moselle Valley, their retreat draws focus on the individual, teaching guests to take responsibility for their own health, vitality and wellbeing.
Energy. Purity. Clarity
In collaboration with the nutrition and wellness professionals at Ayurveda Parkschlösschen, this two-day programme has been curated to help set you up with the practices that will help to accomplish physical, mental and spiritual clarity and to tune your routine to the needs of your body. This guide includes recipes from the retreats kitchens, a daily outline and an exclusive calming Vinyasa Flow yoga routine.
We put a lot of emphasis on the morning routine, the right mealtimes and a soothing evening ritual. Stressful times can be mastered much easier if one has prepared the body and mind according to these guidelines.
Calming Vinyasa Flow Routine
This relaxing 10 minute flow has been designed to calm the mind and body by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. These postures can be used to effectively support the body’s digestive and immune system during the detoxing process. By engaging moves that gently massage the lymph nodes and work with spinal mobility, this yin series can be performed to support healthy rest and relaxation.
The AYURVEDic Diet
Nutrition plays a central role within Ayurveda, teaching us that a balanced, individually tailored diet provides the best conditions for a long and healthy life. The strength of the Ayurvedic doctrine lies in its attention to the individual. After assessing your physical constitution and lifestyle choices, this holistic system of medicine can determine a diet that will support your body and guide a way to individual balance. To recap on the guiding principles of Ayurveda and dietary requirements for the three doshic constitution read Grace Belgravia’s Sonja Shah-Williams’ ‘An Ayurvedic Guide for Balance‘. We have included exclusive recipes from Ayurveda Parkschlösschen along with a guideline for meal times.
Eat a larger meal at midday, when your digestive fire (agni) is at its strongest. Warm foods can also help to stimulate the angi and are easier for the body to digest.
Use freshly prepared, regional and seasonal product, choosing foods and spices suited to your specific dosha for optimal digestive support.
Include all six tastes in each meal (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent). Take time with your food and enjoy it with all of your senses. This will help you to build an awareness of your body’s signals and encourage you to and go with your own “gut feelings” when it comes to nutrition.
Parkschlösschen has also published the following titles to complement Ayurvedic practice;
The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen is the only 5-star luxury Ayurveda detox Resort in Europe to implement the Ayurvedic philosophy holistically and exclusively. All cure programmes, treatments and therapies are based on principles of Ayurvedic medical healing which are thousands of years old. The entire Parkschlösschen team, from the Ayurvedic practitioners and therapists to the yoga instructor, acts according to this holistic knowledge and thought.