Ayurveda Panchkarma Retreat In Rishikesh

Ayurveda Panchakarma (Detoxification)


Panchakarma procedures are meant for purification of the body which are helpful for management of certain chronic and lifestyle disorders and they are an important and integral constituent of Ayurveda line of treatment. At Braham Yoga Rishikesh we offer high level of Panchakarma treatments.


To maintain health and alleviate diseases, ayurved advocates “Panchakarma”- a powerful purification process- to eliminate mental, physical and emotional toxins. Panchakarma literally means “pancha” meaning five and “karma” meaning actions or therapies. It is a five-fold purification therapy aimed at correcting the imbalance of bodily humors viz. vata, pitta and kapha in order to maintain their inherent equilibrium.

This therapy is widely used to cure neurological ailments like paralysis, arthritis, rheumatic pain, skin problems, mental disorders, etc. It is also used for rejuvenation. These five therapies are vaman (therapeutic emesis), virechan (therapeutic purgation), basti (therapeutic enema), nasya (therapeutic evacuation of vitiated dosha from head) and rakta mokshana (therapeutic blood cleansing). These main therapies are preceded by some pre-treatments like snehana or abhyanga (oleation, herbal oil massage) and swedana (herbal steam bath).


Abhyanga is a whole body massage with specific herbal oils. Abhyanga has much deeper and far-reaching effects than an ordinary massage. Abhyanga achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Body-Mind & Spirit. This massage is usually followed by a medicated steam bath (swedan). It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of ayurveda. Abhyang increases tissue strength, improves blood circulation, rejuvenates the whole body, removes the cellulite, beautifies the skin, delays aging, induces sound sleep, promotes vitality, pacifies vata imbalance, reduces stress and removes toxins.

It is a process to induce sweating by using steam of special herbs specific to the dosha and ailments of a person. This herbal steam bath opens the pores and flushes and cleanses the system through the skin. Abhyang reduces pain in the body, eliminates toxins, promotes lightness, reduces stiffness and beautifies the skin.

Vamana, is a therapeutic emesis therapy, which cleanses toxins related with kapha dasha. Pre-treatment such as intake of medicated ghee, abhyanga (oil massage) and swedana (medicated steam bath) are administered prior to inducing vamana, to loosen and remove the toxins from the body. This treatment is very effective in bronchial asthma, chronic allergies, hay fever, psoriasis, nasal congestion, obesity, edema, chronic indigestion, skin disorders, vitiligo, psychological disorders, hyperacidity, etc.

This is a medical purgation therapy, which removes toxins related with Pitta dosha from the body. It is a safe procedure without any side effects. It is effective in chronic skin disorders, vitiligo psoriasis, diabetes, asthma, paraplegia, gynecological disorders, elephantiasis, headaches, hyperacidity, constipation, digestive disorders, Joint disorders, hemiplegia etc.

Considered as the mother of all treatments, it cleanses the accumulated body toxins and waste related to all the three doaha namely vata, pitta and kapha, especially that related with vata dosha. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment especially in convalescent periods. In this procedure medicated oil or ghee and herbal decoction is administered as an enema. This procedure is usually administered for 8 to 30 days, based on the medical condition of a person. This treatment is effective in neurological disorders, paraplegia, hemiplegia, colitis, cervical spondylosis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, digestive disorders, piles, backache, sciatica, hepatomegaly and splenomegaly, obesity, convalescence sexual debility and infertility.

Nasya is the administration of medicated oil through the nose, which cleanses and removes accumulated toxins and waste from the head and neck region. This treatment is usually given for 7 days. Based on the medical condition of a person, it can be given up to 30 days. It is useful in nasal allergies, nasal polyp, sinusitis, chronic cold, neurological dysfunctions, paraplegia, hemiplegia, trigeminal neuralgia, Bel’s palsy, insomnia, headaches of various origin, migraine, premature graying of hair, loss of smell and taste, frozen shoulder, stiffness of the neck, etc.




I would highly recommend this school. First, I really like that it was situated outside of the main road and chaos, on the mountain. Its quieter than many other schools and the facilities are new and clean. The food was great, with different options, all vegetarian. All personnel and managers were very nice and attentive and always helped with any issues we had. They provide us some excursions (even more than we wanted because some days off we we’re choosing just to stay at school and study more).

EKaterina RepinaVINYASA YOGA

Completed my 500 Hours Yoga teacher training at Himalayan Holistic Yoga School. I enjoyed my 2 months stay at Himalayan Holistic Yoga school and successfully completed my 500 Hours YTT in Hatha & Multi-style disciplines. The staff are friendly and always available to assist the students in every possible way.The teachers are all young, energetic and knowledgeable, I improved a lot in my flexibility and alignment, I have a history of a stiff body due to endurance cycling, the meditation and breathing techniques taught here helped me in being deeply aware of myself.


The school is situated on top of a hill from the centre which is great because that gives you beautiful mountainous views. You also have the perks of seeing the sunrise creep up behind the mountains in between your morning Pranayama & Hatha class which creates an amazing ambience in the yoga hall. The teachers are incredible. They have a passion for what they are teaching and that shines through. In fact, towards the end of the course I think it’s fair to say us students called them friends. All staff are very accommodating and welcoming. They make you feel at home, which is important.

Marisa MiddletonHATHA YOGA

It is hard to put into words, but I will try. I had the privilege of being mentored by yogi Sachin over a 6-week course. It was absolutely life changing – a priceless experience, one which I will be forever grateful for! There are so many yoga schools in Rishikesh so of course, it hard to for best one. The technical side of the asana practice is going to be quite similar in all – but the thing that sets this school apart is the authenticity of the teaching. I have been taught philosophy and asana by many teachers across India – but no one compares to yogi Sachin.



I really lucked out for my yoga teacher training by choosing Himalayan Holistic Yoga because of the stellar location, cleanliness, amazing food and all of the teachers had Master degree. I learned a full spectrum of yogic practices including Pranayama, Meditation, Alignment, Philosophy, Music and Mantra, and plenty of practical/hands on yoga practice. I say the location is stellar because directly outside you have a waterfall, mountains all over and just the sound of nature.

Alice PetriniHATHA YOGA

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