Day 2 at The Heritage Village began early, got up at 06:30hrs and for an hour did Yoga. Yoga is a discipline to improve or develop one’s inherent power in a balanced manner. It offers the means to attain complete self-realization. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Yoga is ‘Yoke’. Yoga can, therefore, be defined as a means of uniting the individual spirit with the universal spirit of God. According to Maharishi Patanjali, Yoga is the suppression of modifications of the mind. Feeling refreshed after doing Yoga for an hour, I made up my mind to practise Yoga daily.
We headed out to have breakfast after the yoga session, we were provided sattvik breakfast which is made up of seasonal fruits, nuts, seeds, ripe vegetables, legumes and non-meat products in general. Being a vegetarian I got to know which fruits, vegetables or seeds contain a good source of Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat, Fibre etc. This made it helpful for me to follow once I return to my normal lifestyle. At 09:00hrs we were taken for Treatment which included a therapeutic Ayurvedic massage session. The masseuse who is trained in Ayurveda explained us different types of oils used for treating different kinds of disease or anything ill to our mind-body connectivity. The therapeutic massage was conducted based on the prescription from the doctor where we had a brief consultation on Day 1.
After a relaxing Ayurvedic massage session, we were taken for a tour of Ayurvedic Food Cooking Demonstration. Due to safety and cleanliness to be mentioned in the kitchen which Kairali gives its utmost importance, we were provided head caps, gloves and mask so that there won’t be anything that hampers cleanliness of the place. We were taken a demo tour of the kitchen, we were impressed to notice how Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of Medicine provides treatment to most of the diseases through its use of plant-based items. We got to learn from head chef what items Kairali manufactures using different materials to treat various diseases. We also got to learn the food that is prepared here are fresh and most of the raw materials are sourced or grown locally. We were also given a chance to try our hand for the food that was currently being prepared.
After an informative tour of Ayurvedic Factory, we were provided Lunch. We felt it satisfying to have lunch as we had just toured the kitchen and noticed how simple things like food that we have daily impacts on our health and keep us rejuvenated on our day to day activities. After a good lunch, we headed off for the treatment that the doctor who is trained in the field of Ayurveda. The doctor based on the assessments on the previous day told us how to keep fit so that the connection between mind and body are not disturbed. Duly noting out the points mentioned by the doctor we were impressed how the doctors care for the patients who visit the resort for treatment are provided best in class treatment and also tips so that they can stay healthy for a long time.
After a session with doctor, we headed out to know for a seminar on brief history of Ayurveda which is mentioned here, Kairali Group which has been in this field over decades explained the history in detail which makes everyone understand how this ancient system of medication has been followed and it’s still one of most preferred to treatment for many individuals here. After this seminar, we were taken for the meditation room for a meditation session. This session helped us to feel relaxed after a day of activities and last we had a good sattvik dinner. Ending our Day 2 of FAM trip of Kairali Village Resort, we were excited to know what Day 3 holds for us.