Healthy weight loss with Holistic Ayurveda detox and nutritionHealthy weight loss with Holistic Ayurveda detox and nutrition

Healthy weight loss and sustainable weight maintenance

with Holistic Ayurveda

There are so many slimming books on the market, they could surely fill 1,000 libraries! Sadly, people with weight issues rarely find solace or solution within their pages. Most overweight people can recount long tales of woe about rafts of weight loss programmes with no sustainable, long term solutions. And when the smallest treat causes the scales to climb it can easily lead to a search for consolation in chocolate or burgers. But underweight people also struggle with the scales – and with the image they see in the mirror. When weight is a problem, it is not just a physical issue. Psychological and emotional aspects also have a major role to play, and so a holistic approach is required long term.

Mindful eating for pleasure and health
Mindful eating for pleasure and health

Mindful eating for pleasure and health

Overweight or underweight, you wish to enjoy food, feel good, be content and be a healthy weight. This, however, requires a mindful approach to yourself and your needs. The body sends signals providing useful information about a person’s nutritional behaviour. Holistic Ayurveda practitioners understand the connections between key situations and the body’s messages, and use them to boost energy and performance, stabilise inner contentment and thus increase your self-confidence, wellbeing and happiness. These are not the effects of, but prerequisites for solving weight issues and achieving sustainable weight control.

The AyurDetox programme is recommended for anyone who suffers from:

Weight issues.

Weight-related health problems.

Inactivity.

Lack of body acceptance.

Emotional stress from being overweight.

Stress from internal and external pressure to look a certain way.

‘Being slim is part of today’s beauty ideal. However, what is considered ideal has changed enormously over time – and place – with different beauty standards applying in different societies. Today we know that too much or too little weight is unhealthy, and that’s not something we should ignore. Between the two extremes, there is a broad weight range where we can each find our comfort zone. Neither the scales nor society should dictate our ideal weight. Weight is as individual as our constitutional type.’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Hotel in Bad Waltersdorf Steiermark Österreich

‘Being slim is part of today’s beauty ideal. However, what is considered ideal has changed enormously over time – and place – with different beauty standards applying in different societies. Today we know that too much or too little weight is unhealthy, and that’s not something we should ignore. Between the two extremes, there is a broad weight range where we can each find our comfort zone. Neither the scales nor society should dictate our ideal weight. Weight is as individual as our constitutional type.’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

Attaining a healthy weight requires healthy, intuitive eating habits. We generally eat too fast, too much, and too many processed foods. And we are bombarded with diet rules almost as numerous as the artificial additives in our factory foods. Add to this all the edicts on exercising, calorie counting, times to eat, intermittent fasting, sleeping to lose weight, autogenic training to lose weight… and anyone would be forgiven for throwing in the towel! What we need is a combination of mental attitude, body awareness, emotional balance, healthy, type-appropriate nutrition, and a modicum of gentle exercise. This is the only way to achieve our goal – and stay there. Some measures are quick and easy to implement, while others involve a learning process. Ultimately, however, we reach our destination; but without hunger pangs. Instead, our journey leads to enjoyment and satisfaction.

Objectives of the AyurDetox programme:
  • Holistic detoxification.

  • Thorough intestinal cleansing.

  • Metabolic correction.

  • Healthy weight loss.

  • Long term weight control.

  • A boost to self-image and confidence.

  • Contentment.

  • Discovering the sheer pleasure of exercise.

  • Mindful eating.

  • Rejuvenation.

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

Attaining a healthy weight requires healthy, intuitive eating habits. We generally eat too fast, too much, and too many processed foods. And we are bombarded with diet rules almost as numerous as the artificial additives in our factory foods. Add to this all the edicts on exercising, calorie counting, times to eat, intermittent fasting, sleeping to lose weight, autogenic training to lose weight… and anyone would be forgiven for throwing in the towel! What we need is a combination of mental attitude, body awareness, emotional balance, healthy, type-appropriate nutrition, and a modicum of gentle exercise. This is the only way to achieve our goal – and stay there. Some measures are quick and easy to implement, while others involve a learning process. Ultimately, however, we reach our destination; but without hunger pangs. Instead, our journey leads to enjoyment and satisfaction.

Objectives of the AyurDetox programme:
  • Holistic detoxification.

  • Thorough intestinal cleansing.

  • Metabolic correction.

  • Healthy weight loss.

  • Long term weight control.

  • A boost to self-image and confidence.

  • Contentment.

  • Discovering the sheer pleasure of exercise.

  • Mindful eating.

  • Rejuvenation.

Balanced nutrition

Food gives us the building blocks necessary for life and helps maintain physical, mental and emotional balance. What we choose to eat reflects our bodies’ needs. Trusting and listening to our bodies also teaches us to differentiate between our true needs and desires and mere habit. Unhealthy behaviours such as midnight fridge raids, snacking, and gulping down lunch as you work do not lead to a feeling of satisfaction and can even promote food cravings, regardless of how much food you’ve already eaten.

A happy balance

A well-balanced diet should provide all the sensations of taste, plenty of nutrients and Dosha balance for wellbeing and satiety.

Four rules to set you on the path to balance

Meet the needs of your body and be aware of every bite. The best way to do this is by removing all distractions, putting down your cutlery while you chew, and chewing each bite thoroughly. This helps you enjoy your food more as you savour every bite, makes less work for your gut, and allows time for your stomach to tell the brain that it is full, thereby preventing overeating.

Ideally, breakfast should be hot and nutritious. Make lunch your main meal, and enjoy something small, light but hot in the evening. Leave a gap of at least four hours between each meal.

Drink boiled water that has cooled down to room or body temperature throughout the day, but not while, shortly before, or after eating, as drinking dilutes the digestive juices.

Avoid animal protein and raw vegetables in the evening as these put a strain on the digestion.

Method
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
HEALTH MED
YOGA und MEDITATION
Healing Spirit
BEWEGUNG und REGENERATION
Method
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
YOGA und MEDITATION
Healing Spirit
BEWEGUNG und REGENERATION
HEALTH MED

Holistic Ayurveda, regeneration, healing thermal waters and active holidays

At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in the delightful region of Styria

Does the idea of Ayurveda, adapted to suit the western world and without the stress of long-distance travel, appeal? ‘Everyday life in Europe is not like everyday life in India,’ explains Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert and managing director of the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in Bad Waltersdorf. ‘Our diets and readily available, natural foods are just as dissimilar. As Holistic Ayurveda has evolved, we have gathered a huge amount of experience in the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatments and nutrition within a European setting. We have developed new methods, recipes and treatments in combination with other naturopathic and conventional medical disciplines that are tailored to suit the needs, constitutions and lifestyle diseases of western society.’

In Bad Waltersdorf we combine Ayurvedic therapies and nutrition with a special exercise programme, alongside alternative medical therapies and the beneficial effects of thermal water. Together with the Medical University of Graz, the effectiveness of Ayurveda is scientifically examined and continuously developed on the basis of this knowledge.

As in the Indian original, Holistic Ayurveda teaches that there are three vital energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which need to be balanced – this all depends on the constitutional type and health of each individual guest. When these energies are in balance, we activate the self-healing powers of our body and draw energy from them to regain inner balance. The path to finding this balance in Holistic Ayurveda is found in our six columns: Consultation and Treatment, Medical Care, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Yoga and Meditation, Healing Spirit and Exercise and Regeneration. Our location in the heart of the East Styrian Thermenland, the thermal springs region, is perfect for you to revive and find your centre.

The right diet can restore the balance of the vital energies. So, in Holistic Ayurveda, nutrition is based on regional products as well as the basic principles of Ayurveda. We offer guests a choice between the Joie de Vivre full board, a healthy and luscious take on Styrian cuisine, or Mandira Ahara Ayurvedic cuisine, which is available in four nutritional levels to suit your specific Ayurveda or cleaning programme: Mandira Ayurveda, delicious Ayurvedic nutrition for health and fulfilment; Rasa & Yana, Ayurvedic replenishment and rejuvenation; Ayur-Detox for detoxifying and purifying; and Panchakarma, for holistic detoxification.

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At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira we place importance on regenerating the musculoskeletal system. New, forward-thinking approaches in preventive therapy and sports regeneration combined with European Ayurveda allow us to break new ground in this respect: Our range of exercise and regeneration programmes are led by proven experts. In addition, we offer special themed retreats with international experts throughout the year.

OVERVIEW OF OUR WEEKLY ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

  • Yoga, meditation, Pranayama and mindfulness classes with our Yoga and meditation experts.
  • Exercise and relaxation with Smovey Aquafit, fascia training, Nordic walking, cycling and much more.
  • Nordic walking poles, Smovey rings, bicycles (trekking bikes, city bikes and e-bikes), helmets and maps are available for hire.
  • Guided sauna infusions.