Ayurveda

"The old Sanskrit word, Ayurveda is a conjunction of two words; ‘Ayur’ means life and ‘Veda’ means science or knowledge. Hence, simply put, Ayurveda is the Science of Life.


According to ancient Hindu beliefs, Ayurveda was gifted to mankind by Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe) to help us lead a healthy and fruitful life free from mortal ailments. Believed to be the oldest and most complete medical science known to mankind this is one primordial therapeutic discipline that is so amazingly in-depth and yet so wonderfully simple to learn, practice and advocate that even 5000 years after it evolved, it is still one of the most sought after holistic health sciences worldwide.


The primary reason for this is perhaps, Ayurveda is homogenous with Mother Nature and advocates a way of life in tandem with her. It focuses on holistic well-being and postulates that a healthy Mind can only be found in a healthy Body and that it is absolutely essential to lead and live Life to its fullest as Mother Nature intended. Today we are awakened to the importance of safeguarding Nature and living in harmony with her and hence perhaps, this renewed interest in Ayurveda.


Because of the immense bio-diversity of the sub-Himalayan region, it is in these hills and mountains that rare medicinal herbs were found by our ancient sages and seers, grown and experimented with over the centuries to arrive at medicinal formulations for the restoration and preservation of good health. Ancient manuscripts bear testimony to this. In that sense, it can safely be assumed that Ayurveda as a science had its origin in the Himalayas. This ancient science does not emphasize on fighting specific diseases as such but focuses on the wellbeing of the whole system, thereby helping us to develop total good health. No wonder then, that Ayurveda in its various forms still continues to be a popular mode of treatment in the Himalayan region as also in the Indian subcontinent.


Most of our herbal concoctions and therapeutic oils are sourced directly from well-established and reputed, old Ayurvedic medicinal manufacturers in Kerala. Since many rare medicinal herbs are found only in the Himalayan foothills, we are in the process of setting up our own in-house production under the guidance of experienced professional Ayurveda physicians and practitioners. In the meantime, we continue to source and use local herbs and plant products in many of our treatments, thus helping integrate indigenous Ayurvedic knowledge with that of South India.


Our Ayurveda team consists of a well qualified and competent resident Ayurveda Doctor together with professional male and female Therapists from Kerala. The team is supported by local trainee therapists keen on learning the ancient art of healing. As Ayurveda propagates a holistic approach to good health, importance is always given to the co-ordination between the Doctor, the food Chef and our Yogacharya to address every individual treatment guest’s specific needs."

   
 

The Lake Side

Unlike the Phewa lakeside in Pokhara town which is overcrowded with a long string of touristic shops, loud restaurants and bars, the Begnas lakeside by contrast is quiet with hardly any habitation at all.

 

Recreation

There are several interesting village trails cris-crossing the Begnas area offering possibilities of day hikes ranging from 2 to 6 hours depending on one’s interest.

Holiday

No holiday in Nepal is complete without a visit to the scenic valley of Pokhara.