Ayurveda and Panchakarma Ireland

Yoga & Ayurveda for Healing, Health & Transformation with
Stephen Brandon

Yoga & Ayurveda

Yoga & Ayurveda offer a means to live healthily and attain fulfilment by integrating body, senses, mind and soul and living in harmony with nature.
Yoga means union and peace, Ayurveda means the science of life, the art of living in harmony. Together, Yoga & Ayurveda provide a holistic system for healing, optimal health and higher awareness.

Yoga & Ayurveda integrate science, philosophy and spirituality embracing principles that are universally applicable on an individual basis. The source of this knowledge are the ancient rishis (sages) who received this wisdom by meditation on eternal principles of life. Yoga and Ayurveda are not based on the constantly changing research data of modern science but on these ancient, eternal principles of natural law. An individualised approach is followed, as disease is seen as an expression of an imbalance in the personal constitution, so restoring this balance on an individual basis is the goal.

The application of Yoga & Ayurveda can be divided into five broad categories. Yoga methods, Diet, Lifestyle, Herbs and Treatments. These are all applied to the individual.

Yoga

Yoga – uses yama and niyama (ethics), asana (posture), pranayama (breath work), pratyahara (sense control), dharana (concentration), dhyanam (meditation) and samadhi (total peace) as means for therapy and development.

Ahara (diet or ‘intake’) – the food that we eat has a powerful impact on our health so this is a major aspect of Ayurvedic healthcare and life supporting diet is prescribed. The diet needs to be tailored to the individual constitution and situation.

Lifestyle

Vihara (lifestyle or activity) – daily, seasonal and life-stage
practices that are life supporting and life enhancing are recommended, again according to individual constitution and natural laws.

Aushadi

Aushadi (medicine) – when an imbalance occurs leading to disease, then along with ahara and vihara, aushadi (medicine) is applied. Ayurveda uses natural methods so herbal medicines are a major part of this aspect.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic Treatments – Ayurveda has a range of
treatments to heal and support health including massages, basti (local oil application) and steam treatments. Panchakarma (five actions) is a significant and unique practice of Ayurveda for healing and
rejuvenation.

Ayurvedic treatments are prescribed following a consultation.

A list of treatments follows, along with their general application and effects.

A relaxing massage that improves lymph flow, stimulates the immune system, detoxifies, strengthens and revitalises the entire nervous system.

A muscle-relaxing and revitalising massage to relieve backache, and release tensions and strains.

This highly relaxing Ayurvedic foot massage uses special Ayurvedic oils to revitalise, relax, and harmonise the entire body.

This calming and soothing Ayurvedic Hand Massage uses Ayurvedic oils to revitalise, relax, and harmonise the entire body.

A non-invasive massage technique to the abdomen that helps to tone the abdominal organs and assists in weight loss around the stomach area.

A rejuvenating, strengthening, and nourishing massage which uses cotton poultice bags filled with specially selected herbs which are pressed gently over the body. It helps to alleviate muscle and joint pain, tensions, and stress.

Greeva Basti
Pada Abhyanga

A massage ideally suited for supporting women during pregnancy and helping them prepare for labour.

A unique warm oil treatment for the lower back which can be helpful in treating all lower back ailments including acute and chronic pain, nerve disorders, and sciatica.

A specialised warm oil treatment for the back of the neck, it is ideal for people suffering from acute and chronic neck pains, nerve problems, tension, and stress related ailments.

The heart area is continuously bathed with warm Ayurvedic oils. This treatment is ideal for relieving nervousness, anxiety, and fear. It assists with ailments such as high blood pressure and heart conditions.

An energising massage of the Marma (Energy) points that stimulates the circulatory, immune and nervous systems.

Exfoliating massage using finely ground Ayurvedic herbs, including exotic sandalwood with precious herb infused oils, to make the skin soft and give it a lustrous glow.

A blissful treatment involving a steady stream of warm oil being gently poured in a rhythmical movement over the central Chakra point on the forehead. Deeply relaxing, this treatment can help to remove stress.

Traditional Ayurvedic Face Lift

Mukhabhyanga

An excellent treatment for the prevention of wrinkles. This massage relaxes the face muscles and improves facial micro-circulation and lymph flow, thereby promoting the regeneration of healthy, younger looking skin.

This intensely relaxing and revitalising massage nourishes both hair and roots.

A tonic treatment of the ears that can help to cleanse and open channels.

A unique Ayurvedic treatment that can bring relief to stressed, tired, burning and watery eyes.

A gentle facial massage is followed by a steam therapy and the application of warm herbal oils through the nose. This treatment can be highly effective in relieving headaches, sinusitis, migraines, sleep ailments and tiredness.

Introduction of herb decoction liquids and oils into the colon via the rectum.

The whole body is steamed in a cabinet. Opens the channels and detoxifies. Can be administered after any treatment.
Followed by a shower.

Panchakarma - Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation treatment

Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic treatment involving a five step program of internal cleansing. It restores and maintains good health, strengthens the immune system and protects the body against diseases by removing toxins and rejuvenating your body’s internal system.

Our nine day package commences with a consultation. Ayurvedic therapist Stephen Brandon will advise you as to a tailor-made diet and therapy plan to prepare your body for the treatment and your Panchakarma will be scheduled.

For Yoga & Ayurveda to be effective some effort must be made to make changes and learn daily practices.

This is best done gradually over time.
So to engage with Yoga & Ayurveda in a meaningful way we offer the following process.

Step 1: Initial Free Consultation: to discuss your personal requirements. If you are then certain you wish to proceed with Yoga & Ayurveda then a first appointment will be made for you.

Step 2: Consultation & First Lesson: this session will be 3 hours and will include a full Ayurvedic consultation and initial advice on diet, lifestyle and herbs. You will also be taught an initial Yoga practice. Suggestions for treatments that will help you will be made.

Step 3: Follow up appointment: Review of progress and further tuition and advice. A more detailed therapy plan will be given along with suggested treatments. If Panchakarma is required this will be discussed. Sessions will then be on-going as required.

Costs, booking process and terms and conditions will be provided on
booking initial free consultation.