Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center (Boone, NC) is now offering an Ayurveda Weight Loss Program, along with e-booklet titled Ayurveda Tips for Weight Loss. “According to Ayurveda, the causes of weight gain are either internal or external factors like the kind of diet, the food and how we process it,” says Sarita Patel, M.D., an instructor with the Art of Living. “The internal is based on our constitution; we may be eating the wrong food for our type, which the body is unable to process. Ayurveda actually takes care of the internal and external factors. It balances the digestive fire in such a way that you don’t accumulate the toxins that are coming.” Set for Sept. 4-14, the 10-day program is about more than losing weight and returning home. “The program empowers the individual to reach their weight-loss, health, and well being goals while they are on-site and after they return home.” says Patel. “We teach unique breathing techniques that ease the mind. Plus, the attendees participate in yoga, massage therapy, meditation, and activities to bring out their creative energy.”
For more information, visit www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org.