Obesity is one of the most common problems in today’s world and also the source of many other high risk problems like angina, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart failure, gout etc. There is a lot of research and pills in modern medicine but their results are more or less temporary. Even the physical workout and dieting can do very little, without proper understanding the real reason for excessive weight or for low weight.
The real reasons
According to Ayurveda both overweight and underweight are due to the imbalance in three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. This can happen irrespective of how much or how little food you eat. Improper digestion or improper metabolism due to excessive Kapha and ama is at the root of both overweigh and underweight.
When Kapha is imbalanced, the heavy characteristics of Earth and water elements become exaggerated. However, obesity can be found in people with the other two doshas also. For example, people with vata and pitta doshas can suffer from poor digestion if their digestive fire is too low. As a result, food isn't processed properly, and that, in turn, can result in weight gain or obesity.
For people with vata dosha the problem generally is that of underweight rather than overweight. They cannot properly absorb nutrients. However, they can become overweight when imbalanced if they attempt to eat sweet, oily foods in an attempt to calm their vata imbalance.
How it works?
The Ayurvedic approach to achieving your ideal weight is based on taking a realistic look at your body type and revamping the entire digestive & metabolic processes. Nevertheless, low calorie diet and regular exercise are at the very basis for weight management.
What can be done?
Come to Ayurveda Yoga Villa. Here we have a multidimensional approach to weight management. Our ayurvedic doctors will diagnose your prakriti (body type) and imbalance in doshas and then use the specific herbs, therapies and massages to reduced the fat cells and improve the proper metabolism. Two yoga and pranayama sessions a day and contemplative brisk walks in the forest can burn up extra calories and also loosen the feeling of heaviness and muscular tensions. A session of meditation and mantras can help you to calm down the Mind.
How many days?
Minimum 2 weeks, and for better results 3 to 4 weeks – again, it depends on your present condition and what you are expecting.