Ayurveda forms part of a practical system of ancient Indian metaphysics and shares the same philosophical basis as Yoga,
Nyaya-Vaisesika, Samkhya, and Advaita Vedanta philosophies, which understand the individual as soul or Atman, bound in the body by ignorance of its true identity with God. Deep within the fluctuation of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, lives the Inner Self, or Atman of Indian scripture; always a centre of conscious awareness. Just like Yoga, the practice of Ayurveda has the highest possible purpose – to sustain the physical vehicle of the soul, whose true identity is not that of the body but union with God, or the universal source. The spiritual practices offered at Kairali Ayurvedic Group’s retreats support the central aim of Ayurveda and help guests to detoxify their body and mind while empowering them to make positive lifestyle changes.