Depression is a condition that puts an individual in a state of low mood, decreases spirit, and instils aversion towards some or all activities by affecting the thoughts and feelings of the individual. Hence it is also termed as a disability. This further on affects the behaviour of the individual as it affects the decision making capacity, concentration and memory. People suffering from depression may lose their appetite or indulge in excessive eating, experience fatigue frequently, sleep excessively or get diagnosed with insomnia, experience digestive issues, energy fluctuations and contemplate or attempt suicide. There are numerous causes for depression. It could be because of a negative event in someone’s life, a side effect of medical treatments, nutritional deficiencies or diseases, addiction to substances etc.
In ayurveda, depression is caused due to an imbalance in one or all of the doshas. For example, depression due to loss results in imbalance of the Vata dosha while depression due to excessive attachment results in imbalance of the Kapha dosha and a sense of failure occurs due to imbalance in the Pitta dosha. Hence our doctors carefully identify the prakriti to ensure the doshas are treated accurately. In case the diagnosis suggests an imbalance in all the doshas, we plan programmes to restore balance in all the doshas through effective Ayurvedic therapies.
We have provided the programme in brief below for you to gain an understanding of what exactly our experts at Green Gram Wellness Village follow to treat this condition.
Diet – At Green Gram Wellness Village, diet is undeniably and important part of the programme. We give special emphasis on eating a wholesome and healthy diet that provides all the required nutrients throughout the day. We believe in providing sattvic diet through fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown with the help of organic methods of farming. Spices that uplift the mood and promote digestion of food like ginger, cardamom, pepper etc are also used.
Yoga asanas – Yoga asanas like Pranayama, Balasana (child pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog pose), Virabhadrasana (warrior pose) etc are taught by our instructors. These poses will relieve you off stress, build a sense of confidence and strength and eventually result in a healthier mind.
Ayurvedic treatments – At Green Gram Wellness Village, we choose and select the herbs that benefit the most. The herbs and herbal combinations prepared by our experts promote detoxification, relieve stress, improve energy and helps the body cope better. For example appropriate herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Holy Basil etc help in rejuvenating the body by promoting replacement of dead cells with new ones. Our ayurvedic spa therapies like Abhyangam which is a traditional full body massage with ayurvedic oils, Shirodhara which involves gently and steadily pouring a liquid (a mixture of herbal oils, buttermilk or milk) on the forehead for a few minutes, massages that include herbal poultices, Panchakarma technique etc are also carried out to reduce the effects of depression.