What makes people extraordinary is their spirit!
Spirit is inspiring energy present in every creative activity. We are discovering people,
whose spirit can inspire others. They are artists, photographers, historians, ayurveda doctors, yoga teachers,
spiritual experts, astrologers, ecologists, travelers, simply everyone. Spirits are our local experts who share their
stories with us and based on them we arrange your travel in style!
In ayurveda we see food as Annam Brahma. God is Food, it means your perception of the food should be done with all the senses. You should see the food, smell it, touch it, taste it and also sound is important. We call it Mindful eating.
We must first ask What is yoga. It is actually every activity, which you are doing with the presence of your mind and body and if it makes you happy, then you can call it yoga. At SwaSwara we offer classical Hatha Yoga and meditation sessions.
My favorite symbol is lotus flower. The petals are considered to depict the opening of the heart. And as the roots of the lotus start in the muddy earth and rise up to the light, also we can rise up from any difficult situation and reconnect to the light again.
Swaswara offers 3 types of ayurveda programmes: The Swa Well Being is holiday programme.The Rejuvenation Programme addresses health issues arising from modern lifestyle. The Detox & Panchakarma Programme is highly personalised.
Gokarna is one of the most important pilgrimage places in India. It is a sacred place connected with mythological stories. I am a Hindu, but still I believe, that ayurveda is not connected to any religion, it is connected to humanity! Spirituality is above religion.
Ayurveda was always part of our family. I belong to the fourth generation of ayurveda doctors or Vaidiyas. Ayurveda is a path at the end of which you will find yourself as an individual being united with the environment, which surrounds you.
Part of ayurveda healing is not being afraid to express yourself. There is a thin line between being foolish and genial and we are afraid to cross it. We should have a good laugh or cry when we feel it, rather than trying to bottle it up and be an adult.
SwaSwara reminds me a woman, she can be moody, but still you feel her openness and free flow of all-encompassing energy. She is a mother, a sister, a healer, it's all there! I think, this is Swara of Swa, you can hear that echo in the whole way it's built.
In SwaSwara, we are very clear, that there is so called wellness tourist ayurveda and there is the classical, traditional, curative ayurveda which is what we'd like to offer and focus on.We have chosen the longer path and holistic approach, we do not compromise.
In SwaSwara you evolve along with the place. There's so much openness, that you yourself, start opening up and you see things in a new light. Slowly by slowly, you start opening up and you start loving yourself. That's what happens in SwaSwara.
If you expect stories which starts: "Once upon a time, there was a princess..." stop reading. Her Highness Princess Gouri Parvathi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family will introduce us very modern and open minded view on today's Kerala society and ayurveda.
Eating the food is healing process and also internal meditation at CGH Earth Kalari Rasayana Ayurveda Hospital. The dietologist Dr.Poornima Sreelal in her talk with Zuzana Zwiebel explains, why if you are eating a proper food, you don't need the medicines.
At CGH Earth Kalari Rasayana Ayurveda Hospital, the journey to healing is filled with many discoveries. Zuzana Zwiebel in her talk with Dr.Poornima Sreelal tried to unravel the path to healthy eating habits and focused on holistic approach to ayurveda diet.
There aren’t many places in the world, to which monsoon winds and the smell of spices brought more sea trading ships than to the ports in Kerala. Their glory has faded, but photographer KR Sunil in silent portraits of sea sailors is capturing their stories.
I have an obsession with the EYE. It can be a mirror but also a window into one’s soul. My universe is quite eclectic: I’m drawn to old engravings, botanical art, alchemy and surrealism. If you look closely at the photo you’ll see that I have a third arm…
It's a strange feeling to compare the "Napalm Girl" and Paris Hilton photo, I know I will never take another photograph that's as good as Kim’s photo. The big difference I grew to love Kim, whereas… frankly, I don't give a damn about Paris Hilton.
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