Healing for the mind, body and soul.
A healthcare system as old as time itself, naturopathy and the Vedic approach to health hold a revered place in Rajasthani culture. In fact, Rajasthan is home to a number of nature care and yoga centres that promote a naturally healthy way of living. Remedies such as mud baths, steam baths, massages, herbal treatments and organic diets provide holistic wellness to the mind, body and most importantly, the soul.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider naturopathy. For one, it helps the body rejuvenate and detox without harming the system. Furthermore, the dietary restrictions prescribed under naturopathy help in restoring the body's equilibrium. A wholesome diet of fresh fruits, juices, raw vegetables and sprouted whole-grain cereals go a long way in making this possible. If that's not all, soothing remedies such as hydrotherapy and massages are coupled with a healthy mix of exercise and meditation to keep you active and fit.
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National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
Established in 1946, the National Institute of Ayurveda is renowned for providing integrated curative and preventive healthcare. The institute is situated in the palatial Madhav Vilas complex and houses 13 departments of medicine while also boasting of a fully-functional Arogyashala (hospital).
Government Yogic Treatment cum Research Centre, Jaipur
The centre set up in 1961 by the Government of Rajasthan provides treatment for diabetes, asthma and intestinal disorders. Rather curiously though, it does so without using medicines in any of the treatments. Besides this, the centre also teaches and conducts research in yogic methods. The free boarding and lodging facility provided by the centre to its patients is extremely popular so it's best to book in advance.
Yoga Sadhana Ashram, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur
Founded in 1969 by Swami Anandanadji, the ashram is nestled amidst lush groves of green. It is best known for the treatment of heart diseases, blood pressure and psychic disorders. The ashram also conducts a 3-month certificate course in yoga and a year long diploma course in yoga and naturopathy. Regular yoga classes are held every morning and evening at the ashram.
Nature Cure Centre, Jaipur
Also known as the Prakritik Chiktsalaya, the nature cure health centre is built on a sprawling garden which spans three acres. Walled up on all sides to keep out the hustle and bustle of the city, the centre is an oasis of serenity. Although all types of ailments are treated at the centre, it has made impressive progress in the cure of arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, colitis, diabetes, heart problems, obesity, acidity, jaundice, respiratory ailments and lumbar spondylitis.
Treatment provided at the centre is based on the five elements, i.e. earth, fire, water, air and ether. The treatments include fasting, sunbathing, mud baths, wet sheet packing, steam baths, water therapy and electrotherapy.
Vipassana Dhamma Thali Centre for Meditation
First propounded by Gautama Buddha, Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique which the Dhamma Thali is dedicated to. The campus is located on a four acre estate set in the Aravallis and has a meditation hall for 150 students, a pagoda and a cell complex. The centre organizes 10-day courses of meditation for new students as well as 20, 30 and 45-day courses for experienced practitioners. One can also avail of refresher courses if required.
Navneet Prakritik Yoga Chikitsa Dham, Jaipur
Located on NH 15 just 22 kilometres from Jaipur, the Dham is known for yoga and naturopathy. Managed by an NGO called Navneet Chikitsa Anusandhan Trust, it is spread over an area of 27 acres in the wilderness. The Dham houses a canteen which provides healthy food for natural cures such as sprouted cereals, pulses, honey, seasonal fruits, juice, dalia etc.
Rajasthan Swasthya Yoga Parishad
The Parishad is dedicated to providing training to students in the art of yoga and also to propagate its practice. The Parishad, founded in 1974, runs 10 centres that focus primarily on developing the body, pranayams or breathing exercises, and concentration and breathing techniques.
Sri Mahaveerji Sansthan, Sawai Madhopur
The management committee of Sri Mahaveerji provides services through the Sri Mahaveer Yoga Nature Cure and Research Sansthan. It has its own building, treatment wards and laboratory. Those who believe in naturopathy come here round the year to seek the counsel of experienced naturopathic physicians.