Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Allison Sodha

Many of our tours include a visit to Kerala, a lush state in Southwest India that is often considered the birthplace of Ayurveda. Ayurveda, or "Science/Knowledge of Life," is a form of holistic medicine. The earliest documentation of this healing system appeared in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda focuses on balancing the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual elements of life to create ultimate wellness.

If you are in Portland, Oregon, I encourage you to visit Ayurveda Plus. The owner, Richard Haynes, has created a nurturing space that offers Ayurvedic spa services, health consultations, workshops, products and classes. One of their most popular services is the Shirodhara: Warm herbalized oil is gently poured over the forehead, thus synchronizing brain waves and regulating the nervous system. On Wednesday's, you can experience this invigorating treatment for only $60! Ayurveda Plus also offers Panchakarma programs and private consultations.

If you are visiting India, many hotels and spas offer Ayurvedic treatments and I highly recommend experiencing the bliss!

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Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

Sodha Travel was born from my desire to share the beauty of India with the world. Since then, our services have extended to other destinations - but our passion remains the same. To me, traveling is a multifaceted relationship: a relationship with other cultures, a relationship with other people, and ultimately a relationship with our own self.