NAMASTE!

AYURVEDA TRAILS

AYURVEDA JOURNALS & AYURVEDA TRAILS - TRAVEL HEALING COLLECTION INSPIRED BY ART & AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE

WHAT IS AYURVEDA? HOW IS THIS ANCIENT MEDICAL SYSTEM CONNECTED WITH YOGA, MEDITATION, HEALTHY FOOD, RELAXATION IN NATURE AND MODERN LIFE STYLE?

Ayurveda Trails & Ayurveda Journals are dedicated to everyone, who would like to travel to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal and search answers to these questions. It does not want to be anything else, but art expression of healthy life style inspired by Indian ancient healing traditions, creating harmony with the dynamics of contemporary life.

The word ayurveda means "science of life" and our philosophy is "art of travel". We would like to connect science and art. For us ayurveda is also a symbol of personal evolution, a way how to heal not only our body, but also our soul. It is a quest for the right journey to reach a balance between human beings and nature.

TRAVELING & HEALING WITH AYURVEDA TRAILS

If you decide to travel and explore the world of ayurveda or if you search for healing solutions to your health problems, Ayurveda Trails & Ayurveda Journals connect you with our team of ayurveda doctors, yoga and travel experts who help you to choose the right ayurveda resort or hospital and design the healing and travel plan in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal for you. Say “Namaste”!

TRAVEL WITH US
AYURVEDA TRAILS  |  NEW ARTICLES

© BANDISH PROJECT

story | ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

NAVARATRI DAKLA

BANDISH PROJEKT

Bandish Projekt is the pseudonym of composer, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Mayur Narvekar. Every Navratri, since 2016, the Bandish Projekt is releasing the track from the Dakla series as an annual ode to the Goddess. Enjoy!

© ROHIT SINGH

story | FESTIVALS & EVENTS

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

© SUDHITH XAVIER

story | FESTIVALS & EVENTS

ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

© A.J. JOJI

story | FESTIVALS & EVENTS

SADHYA
THE ONAM FEAST

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The importance of the feast to the Kerala's Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb: Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam - which means: One must have the Onam lunch even by selling one's property, if need be.

MOST READ ARTICLES

NAVARATRI DAKLA

BANDISH PROJEKT

Bandish Projekt is the pseudonym of composer, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Mayur Narvekar. Every Navratri, since 2016, the Bandish Projekt is releasing the track from the Dakla series as an annual ode to the Goddess. Enjoy!

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

SADHYA
THE ONAM FEAST

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The importance of the feast to the Kerala's Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb: Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam - which means: One must have the Onam lunch even by selling one's property, if need be.

MANALTHEERAM AYURVEDA BEACH VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, gives you an opportunity to pamper yourself with a heavenly experience. Enter the world of holistic healing and let Ayurveda and meditation restore your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional equilibrium.

MANALTHEERAM
Dr. Hemalatha Manoj

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

In Manaltheeram, we believe, that Ayurveda is a divine science of life, our hands should be pure to treat a patient. Sometimes we are not able to cure every one but it is important not to make any mistakes from our hands. We pray to God.

SOMATHEERAM AYURVEDA VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Somatheeram, the world’s first Ayurveda hospital set in a resort ambiance to provide Ayurveda healing and treatments programmes. With its exotic tropical beauty and tranquil hospitality, this getaway is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

SOMATHEERAM - 01: BABY MATHEW

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The World’s First Ayurveda Tourist Resort: Baby Mathew, in 1985 together with his brother Dr.Pauly Mathew, has founded the world’s first ayurveda tourist resort Somatheeram in Kerala. How has this journey started?

AYURVEDA TRAILS  |  NEW ARTICLES

© BANDISH PROJECT

story | ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

NAVARATRI DAKLA

BANDISH PROJEKT

Bandish Projekt is the pseudonym of composer, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Mayur Narvekar. Every Navratri, since 2016, the Bandish Projekt is releasing the track from the Dakla series as an annual ode to the Goddess. Enjoy!

© ROHIT SINGH

story | FESTIVALS & EVENTS

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

© SUDHITH XAVIER

story | FESTIVALS & EVENTS

ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

© A.J. JOJI

story | FESTIVALS & EVENTS

SADHYA
THE ONAM FEAST

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The importance of the feast to the Kerala's Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb: Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam - which means: One must have the Onam lunch even by selling one's property, if need be.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | MALIKA AYURVEDA HOSPITAL

MALIKA AYURVEDA HOSPITAL

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Situated on the cliff of Varkala, has one of the most magnificent and secluded stretch of beaches in Kerala. In this serene setting of calm sea, gentle breezes and lush coconut groves it is an ideal, quiet location for healing ayurveda treatment.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | THE NATTIKA BEACH AYURVEDA RESORT

THE NATTIKA BEACH AYURVEDA RESORT

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Nattika believes in the holistic approach of ayurveda, offers a rich ambiance, which heals physically and mentally. The long sandy beach and the wonderful view of lush coconut groves is perfect for this concept. Nattika is the NABH accredited ayurveda centre.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | SOMATHEERAM GROUP

MANALTHEERAM AYURVEDA BEACH VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, gives you an opportunity to pamper yourself with a heavenly experience. Enter the world of holistic healing and let Ayurveda and meditation restore your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional equilibrium.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story | THE TALK WITH SOMA EXPERTS

MANALTHEERAM
Dr. Hemalatha Manoj

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

In Manaltheeram, we believe, that Ayurveda is a divine science of life, our hands should be pure to treat a patient. Sometimes we are not able to cure every one but it is important not to make any mistakes from our hands. We pray to God.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | SOMATHEERAM GROUP

SOMATHEERAM AYURVEDA VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Somatheeram, the world’s first Ayurveda hospital set in a resort ambiance to provide Ayurveda healing and treatments programmes. With its exotic tropical beauty and tranquil hospitality, this getaway is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story | THE TALK WITH SOMA EXPERTS

SOMATHEERAM - 01: BABY MATHEW

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The World’s First Ayurveda Tourist Resort: Baby Mathew, in 1985 together with his brother Dr.Pauly Mathew, has founded the world’s first ayurveda tourist resort Somatheeram in Kerala. How has this journey started?

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

spirit | INTERVIEWS

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story | 100+1 SYMBOLS

HARI-HARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.

© ANTO FRAMES

AYURVEDA | KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

There is no better place to get inside nature and rejuvenate with natural medicine than the sweet scented forests of Kerala's Pala trees. Time spent at this jungle paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of India.

© AGHIL MENON

story | ATHEENA WILSON'S STORIES

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

© KAIRALI GROUP

AYURVEDA | THE AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK BY GITA RAMESH

SPROUTED GREEN GRAM SALAD

GITA RAMESH

Green gram is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has high nutritive value and can be consumed by anyone for improving health. Hence, this superfood is one of the most vital detoxifying agent as well as an energiser that helps to enhance the immunity of the body.

© ANTO FRAMES

story | THE TALK WITH GITA RAMESH

01: Ayurveda in Kairali

GITA RAMESH

The Kairali Ayurvedic Group was established in 1989, when we opened the first ayurveda center in Delhi. We pioneered in setting up the center, at a time when ayurveda was nearly fading away and people of India also was not aware of subject, what is ayurveda.

© AGHIL MENON

AYURVEDA | YOGA WITH CGH EARTH SWASWARA

SURYA NAMASKARA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Surya Namaskara, Salutations to the Sun, is complete Sadhana, spiritual practice, in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging, toning all the joints, muscles and internal body organs.

© CGH EARTH

AYURVEDA | CGH EARTH SWASWARA

CGH EARTH
SWASWARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

SwaSwara means your inner voice, this is a place of natural harmony to release, refocus and recalibrate the self. Inspired by the first sound of creation, the resort in Gokarana on Aum Beach is a perfect setting to enable one to hear the voice of the inner self.

© 101 INDIA

story | INDIA IN STYLE

MYTHS N MEMES

101 INDIA

Step into the world of NFTs with 101 India NFT Creators Project - Myths & Memes! Witness the amalgamation of two everlasting forms of stories through a live NFT experience! Unique project presented and hosted by Cafe Papaya.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Cliff View Ayurveda Retreat is built in the Bauhaus style, which aims to reunite fine art and functional design, creating practical objects with the soul of artworks. The resort embrace the philosophy of traditional Ayurveda in modern style.

MOST READ ARTICLES

NAVARATRI DAKLA

BANDISH PROJEKT

Bandish Projekt is the pseudonym of composer, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Mayur Narvekar. Every Navratri, since 2016, the Bandish Projekt is releasing the track from the Dakla series as an annual ode to the Goddess. Enjoy!

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

SADHYA
THE ONAM FEAST

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The importance of the feast to the Kerala's Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb: Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam - which means: One must have the Onam lunch even by selling one's property, if need be.

MANALTHEERAM AYURVEDA BEACH VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, gives you an opportunity to pamper yourself with a heavenly experience. Enter the world of holistic healing and let Ayurveda and meditation restore your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional equilibrium.

MANALTHEERAM
Dr. Hemalatha Manoj

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

In Manaltheeram, we believe, that Ayurveda is a divine science of life, our hands should be pure to treat a patient. Sometimes we are not able to cure every one but it is important not to make any mistakes from our hands. We pray to God.

SOMATHEERAM AYURVEDA VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Somatheeram, the world’s first Ayurveda hospital set in a resort ambiance to provide Ayurveda healing and treatments programmes. With its exotic tropical beauty and tranquil hospitality, this getaway is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

SOMATHEERAM - 01: BABY MATHEW

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The World’s First Ayurveda Tourist Resort: Baby Mathew, in 1985 together with his brother Dr.Pauly Mathew, has founded the world’s first ayurveda tourist resort Somatheeram in Kerala. How has this journey started?

CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Cliff View Ayurveda Retreat is built in the Bauhaus style, which aims to reunite fine art and functional design, creating practical objects with the soul of artworks. The resort embrace the philosophy of traditional Ayurveda in modern style.

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

CGH EARTH
SWASWARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

SwaSwara means your inner voice, this is a place of natural harmony to release, refocus and recalibrate the self. Inspired by the first sound of creation, the resort in Gokarana on Aum Beach is a perfect setting to enable one to hear the voice of the inner self.

SPROUTED GREEN GRAM SALAD

GITA RAMESH

Green gram is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has high nutritive value and can be consumed by anyone for improving health. Hence, this superfood is one of the most vital detoxifying agent as well as an energiser that helps to enhance the immunity of the body.

KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

There is no better place to get inside nature and rejuvenate with natural medicine than the sweet scented forests of Kerala's Pala trees. Time spent at this jungle paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of India.

MONSOON RECORDS

VIMAL CHANDRAN

A collaboration of Vimal Chandran with Ajay Menon and a tribute to Avial. These series of films, photographs and illustrations we made inspired from Kerala, they celebrate Kerala’s unique landscapes, art and culture.

HARI-HARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.

VISHU FESTIVAL
NEW YEAR IN KERALA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The Malayalam word kani literally means that which is seen first. The traditional belief is that one's future is a function of what one experiences, that the New Year will be better if one views auspicious joyful things as the first thing on Vishu.

MYTHS N MEMES

101 INDIA

Step into the world of NFTs with 101 India NFT Creators Project - Myths & Memes! Witness the amalgamation of two everlasting forms of stories through a live NFT experience! Unique project presented and hosted by Cafe Papaya.

ART & AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

What is ayurveda? How is this ancient medical system connected with yoga, meditation, healthy food, relaxation in nature and modern life style? Ayurveda Trails is dedicated to everyone, who would like to travel and search answers to these questions.

The Story of Avani I.

ARJUN KAMATH

Avani is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep rooted in patriarchy.

SURYA NAMASKARA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Surya Namaskara, Salutations to the Sun, is complete Sadhana, spiritual practice, in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging, toning all the joints, muscles and internal body organs.

Perhaps at Pondicherry N°1

ATHEENA WILSON

My uncanny taste for flamboyant textiles hailed from a land of curious glances. Markets always stir these peckish desires in you to experiment, it’s the one place where you can tailor your dreams. But that’s not what I loved about markets.

Eating with History by Tanya Abraham

CATALINA - IOANA PAVEL

Tanya was born and raised in Fort Kochi, a town of multicultural flavour and antiquity, where her family has been living for the past eight generations. The differences in traditions and religious influences based on history always fascinated her.

LOKAME THARAVADU:
MUST SEEN 30+1

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The Kochi Biennale Foundation, with the support of the Government of Kerala presents a large-scale contemporary art survey exhibition titled Lokame Tharavad. The show will feature the works of 267 artists who trace their roots back to Kerala.

BONDS OF LINEAGE

DIBIN THILANKAN

Dibin Thilakan is an young emerging voice in the contemporary art scene of Kerala, based in Thrissur. His work featuring strong narrative aspects exploring the human condition, have received national level recognitions.

Masala Chai

ILONA BANSAL

Let's play Chaiwalla game and prepare our own Masala Chai. Historically, Indians viewed tea as an herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage. Some of the chai masala spice mixtures, or kashayam, are derived from ancient Ayurvedic texts.

MUDRA VIGYAN HEALING

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The Mudras are used to affect the energy flow within the body. They appear to be merely physical gestures, but we can experience mudras as attitudes of energy flow intended to link the individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

THE TALK 01:
What is Ayurveda for you?

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Ayurveda is the science of helping a common individual to understand how to live comfortably throughout his life. Using what is available in this universe. I call it as a universe because Ayurveda is universal. Ayurveda is me and I am Ayurveda.

01: Meeting with Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

At some point, everyone must encounter life, what we in India call ‘ayus’. My first experience with real life came from meeting with various spiritual teachers. After many years, I found out that the best piece of wisdom I had learnt was; “Do not hurt yourself…”

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | MALIKA AYURVEDA HOSPITAL

MALIKA AYURVEDA HOSPITAL

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Situated on the cliff of Varkala, has one of the most magnificent and secluded stretch of beaches in Kerala. In this serene setting of calm sea, gentle breezes and lush coconut groves it is an ideal, quiet location for healing ayurveda treatment.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | THE NATTIKA BEACH AYURVEDA RESORT

THE NATTIKA BEACH AYURVEDA RESORT

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Nattika believes in the holistic approach of ayurveda, offers a rich ambiance, which heals physically and mentally. The long sandy beach and the wonderful view of lush coconut groves is perfect for this concept. Nattika is the NABH accredited ayurveda centre.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | SOMATHEERAM GROUP

MANALTHEERAM AYURVEDA BEACH VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, gives you an opportunity to pamper yourself with a heavenly experience. Enter the world of holistic healing and let Ayurveda and meditation restore your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional equilibrium.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story | THE TALK WITH SOMA EXPERTS

MANALTHEERAM
Dr. Hemalatha Manoj

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

In Manaltheeram, we believe, that Ayurveda is a divine science of life, our hands should be pure to treat a patient. Sometimes we are not able to cure every one but it is important not to make any mistakes from our hands. We pray to God.

CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Cliff View Ayurveda Retreat is built in the Bauhaus style, which aims to reunite fine art and functional design, creating practical objects with the soul of artworks. The resort embrace the philosophy of traditional Ayurveda in modern style.

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

CGH EARTH
SWASWARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

SwaSwara means your inner voice, this is a place of natural harmony to release, refocus and recalibrate the self. Inspired by the first sound of creation, the resort in Gokarana on Aum Beach is a perfect setting to enable one to hear the voice of the inner self.

SPROUTED GREEN GRAM SALAD

GITA RAMESH

Green gram is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has high nutritive value and can be consumed by anyone for improving health. Hence, this superfood is one of the most vital detoxifying agent as well as an energiser that helps to enhance the immunity of the body.

KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

There is no better place to get inside nature and rejuvenate with natural medicine than the sweet scented forests of Kerala's Pala trees. Time spent at this jungle paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of India.

MONSOON RECORDS

VIMAL CHANDRAN

A collaboration of Vimal Chandran with Ajay Menon and a tribute to Avial. These series of films, photographs and illustrations we made inspired from Kerala, they celebrate Kerala’s unique landscapes, art and culture.

HARI-HARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | SOMATHEERAM GROUP

SOMATHEERAM AYURVEDA VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Somatheeram, the world’s first Ayurveda hospital set in a resort ambiance to provide Ayurveda healing and treatments programmes. With its exotic tropical beauty and tranquil hospitality, this getaway is the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story | THE TALK WITH SOMA EXPERTS

SOMATHEERAM - 01: BABY MATHEW

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The World’s First Ayurveda Tourist Resort: Baby Mathew, in 1985 together with his brother Dr.Pauly Mathew, has founded the world’s first ayurveda tourist resort Somatheeram in Kerala. How has this journey started?

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

spirit | INTERVIEWS

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story | 100+1 SYMBOLS

HARI-HARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Hari-Hara is composite form of God Vishnu (Hari) and God Shiva (Hara). Shiva, the ash-smeared ascetic, represents the realized soul who withdraw from the world. Vishnu, the gold-bedecked king, represents the realized soul who participates in the world.

VISHU FESTIVAL
NEW YEAR IN KERALA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The Malayalam word kani literally means that which is seen first. The traditional belief is that one's future is a function of what one experiences, that the New Year will be better if one views auspicious joyful things as the first thing on Vishu.

MYTHS N MEMES

101 INDIA

Step into the world of NFTs with 101 India NFT Creators Project - Myths & Memes! Witness the amalgamation of two everlasting forms of stories through a live NFT experience! Unique project presented and hosted by Cafe Papaya.

ART & AYURVEDA LIFESTYLE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

What is ayurveda? How is this ancient medical system connected with yoga, meditation, healthy food, relaxation in nature and modern life style? Ayurveda Trails is dedicated to everyone, who would like to travel and search answers to these questions.

The Story of Avani I.

ARJUN KAMATH

Avani is a brilliant photo shoot by Arjun Kamath, that convey the story of a woman in a patriarchal society. Avani’s story can be the story of you and me as the struggles and setbacks that she faces are the common problems of India, a country which is still deep rooted in patriarchy.

SURYA NAMASKARA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Surya Namaskara, Salutations to the Sun, is complete Sadhana, spiritual practice, in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging, toning all the joints, muscles and internal body organs.

Perhaps at Pondicherry N°1

ATHEENA WILSON

My uncanny taste for flamboyant textiles hailed from a land of curious glances. Markets always stir these peckish desires in you to experiment, it’s the one place where you can tailor your dreams. But that’s not what I loved about markets.

Eating with History by Tanya Abraham

CATALINA - IOANA PAVEL

Tanya was born and raised in Fort Kochi, a town of multicultural flavour and antiquity, where her family has been living for the past eight generations. The differences in traditions and religious influences based on history always fascinated her.

LOKAME THARAVADU:
MUST SEEN 30+1

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The Kochi Biennale Foundation, with the support of the Government of Kerala presents a large-scale contemporary art survey exhibition titled Lokame Tharavad. The show will feature the works of 267 artists who trace their roots back to Kerala.

© ANTO FRAMES

AYURVEDA | KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

There is no better place to get inside nature and rejuvenate with natural medicine than the sweet scented forests of Kerala's Pala trees. Time spent at this jungle paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of India.

© AGHIL MENON

story | ATHEENA WILSON'S STORIES

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

© KAIRALI GROUP

AYURVEDA | THE AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK BY GITA RAMESH

SPROUTED GREEN GRAM SALAD

GITA RAMESH

Green gram is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has high nutritive value and can be consumed by anyone for improving health. Hence, this superfood is one of the most vital detoxifying agent as well as an energiser that helps to enhance the immunity of the body.

© ANTO FRAMES

story | THE TALK WITH GITA RAMESH

01: Ayurveda in Kairali

GITA RAMESH

The Kairali Ayurvedic Group was established in 1989, when we opened the first ayurveda center in Delhi. We pioneered in setting up the center, at a time when ayurveda was nearly fading away and people of India also was not aware of subject, what is ayurveda.

BONDS OF LINEAGE

DIBIN THILANKAN

Dibin Thilakan is an young emerging voice in the contemporary art scene of Kerala, based in Thrissur. His work featuring strong narrative aspects exploring the human condition, have received national level recognitions.

Masala Chai

ILONA BANSAL

Let's play Chaiwalla game and prepare our own Masala Chai. Historically, Indians viewed tea as an herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage. Some of the chai masala spice mixtures, or kashayam, are derived from ancient Ayurvedic texts.

MUDRA VIGYAN HEALING

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The Mudras are used to affect the energy flow within the body. They appear to be merely physical gestures, but we can experience mudras as attitudes of energy flow intended to link the individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

THE TALK 01:
What is Ayurveda for you?

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Ayurveda is the science of helping a common individual to understand how to live comfortably throughout his life. Using what is available in this universe. I call it as a universe because Ayurveda is universal. Ayurveda is me and I am Ayurveda.

01: Meeting with Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

At some point, everyone must encounter life, what we in India call ‘ayus’. My first experience with real life came from meeting with various spiritual teachers. After many years, I found out that the best piece of wisdom I had learnt was; “Do not hurt yourself…”

NARENDRANATH
The Medicine Man

ROUTE COCHIN

Narendranath is the guardian of a dying heritage. At his tiny shop in Fort Cochin, shrunken in the course of time, he reigns as the devoted practitioner of an age-old system of medicine, a rich and valuable legacy left with him by his forefathers.

Fishermen Rituals In Kerala I.

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Fisherfolk in Kerala come from three different religious groups, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Each of the groups has its own social organisation and mostly occupies separate places in a typical fishing village, although they do share some commonalties.

ASK AYURVEDA QUESTION

AYURVEDA TRAILS  |  SPIRIT, STORY, STYLE - AYURVEDA

© AGHIL MENON

AYURVEDA | YOGA WITH CGH EARTH SWASWARA

SURYA NAMASKARA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Surya Namaskara, Salutations to the Sun, is complete Sadhana, spiritual practice, in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging, toning all the joints, muscles and internal body organs.

© CGH EARTH

AYURVEDA | CGH EARTH SWASWARA

CGH EARTH
SWASWARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

SwaSwara means your inner voice, this is a place of natural harmony to release, refocus and recalibrate the self. Inspired by the first sound of creation, the resort in Gokarana on Aum Beach is a perfect setting to enable one to hear the voice of the inner self.

© 101 INDIA

story | INDIA IN STYLE

MYTHS N MEMES

101 INDIA

Step into the world of NFTs with 101 India NFT Creators Project - Myths & Memes! Witness the amalgamation of two everlasting forms of stories through a live NFT experience! Unique project presented and hosted by Cafe Papaya.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Cliff View Ayurveda Retreat is built in the Bauhaus style, which aims to reunite fine art and functional design, creating practical objects with the soul of artworks. The resort embrace the philosophy of traditional Ayurveda in modern style.

HUMAN BY NATURE

JOEY L.

From the interconnected backwaters, the forests of Wayanad, the beaches of Alleppey, the temples of Thrissur, and the streets of Kochi, Kerala is right the place with the right traditions to embody what we’ve come to know as Human by Nature.

01: Ayurveda in Travancore Kingdom

PRINCESS GOURI PARVATHI BAYI

If you expect stories which starts: Once upon a time, there was a princess... stop reading. Her Highness Princess Gouri Parvathi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family will introduce us very modern and open minded view on today's Kerala society and ayurveda.

Malayalam Actresses & Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings

AYURVEDA TRAILS

In a befitting tribute to one of India’s greatest painters, Raja Ravi Varma, a Chennai-based photographer G. Venket Ram has recreated 12 of Varma’s iconic paintings into photographs, in line with the theme of celebrating the spirit of Indian Womanhood.

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

SPIRITUAL INDIA BY TOLISART

TOLIS FRAGOUDIS

A journey in to an ancient world of India, divided in 10 short-films. It was not only a journey to India but more a journey in to another world. For some reason I was literally falling in to an unknown world touched by all that beautiful things going on in this world.

03: Associated Tree Deities

ZAINA EL-SAID

Deities associated with sacred forests transformed and evolved according to different historical eras. It is believed that the main original forest deity was Mezguasche (Forest-lady). Mezguasche was responsible for the forest and fauna.

Dear Future Me I.

CGH EARTH

The human spirit has the extraordinary capacity to find positivity during hardships. Some have found it in reading, others in cooking or gardening. Dear Future Me, is a virtual time capsule on social media that lets us look back and remember the good.

RISHIKESH: Breath Of Himalayas

TOLIS FRAGOUDIS

Rishikesh, a town in the foothills of the himalayas. It's a pilgrimage place since thousands of years, where the yogi's gather before they continue their journey in to the mountains on their path to the ultimate liberation.

© ANTO FRAMES

AYURVEDA | KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

KAIRALI - THE AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

There is no better place to get inside nature and rejuvenate with natural medicine than the sweet scented forests of Kerala's Pala trees. Time spent at this jungle paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of India.

© AGHIL MENON

story | ATHEENA WILSON'S STORIES

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

© KAIRALI GROUP

AYURVEDA | THE AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK BY GITA RAMESH

SPROUTED GREEN GRAM SALAD

GITA RAMESH

Green gram is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has high nutritive value and can be consumed by anyone for improving health. Hence, this superfood is one of the most vital detoxifying agent as well as an energiser that helps to enhance the immunity of the body.

© ANTO FRAMES

story | THE TALK WITH GITA RAMESH

01: Ayurveda in Kairali

GITA RAMESH

The Kairali Ayurvedic Group was established in 1989, when we opened the first ayurveda center in Delhi. We pioneered in setting up the center, at a time when ayurveda was nearly fading away and people of India also was not aware of subject, what is ayurveda.

© AGHIL MENON

AYURVEDA | YOGA WITH CGH EARTH SWASWARA

SURYA NAMASKARA

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Surya Namaskara, Salutations to the Sun, is complete Sadhana, spiritual practice, in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. It is an effective way of loosening up, stretching, massaging, toning all the joints, muscles and internal body organs.

© CGH EARTH

AYURVEDA | CGH EARTH SWASWARA

CGH EARTH
SWASWARA

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

SwaSwara means your inner voice, this is a place of natural harmony to release, refocus and recalibrate the self. Inspired by the first sound of creation, the resort in Gokarana on Aum Beach is a perfect setting to enable one to hear the voice of the inner self.

© 101 INDIA

story | INDIA IN STYLE

MYTHS N MEMES

101 INDIA

Step into the world of NFTs with 101 India NFT Creators Project - Myths & Memes! Witness the amalgamation of two everlasting forms of stories through a live NFT experience! Unique project presented and hosted by Cafe Papaya.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

AYURVEDA | CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

CLIFF VIEW AYURVEDA RETREAT

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Cliff View Ayurveda Retreat is built in the Bauhaus style, which aims to reunite fine art and functional design, creating practical objects with the soul of artworks. The resort embrace the philosophy of traditional Ayurveda in modern style.

BONDS OF LINEAGE

DIBIN THILANKAN

Dibin Thilakan is an young emerging voice in the contemporary art scene of Kerala, based in Thrissur. His work featuring strong narrative aspects exploring the human condition, have received national level recognitions.

Masala Chai

ILONA BANSAL

Let's play Chaiwalla game and prepare our own Masala Chai. Historically, Indians viewed tea as an herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage. Some of the chai masala spice mixtures, or kashayam, are derived from ancient Ayurvedic texts.

MUDRA VIGYAN HEALING

AYURVEDA TRAILS

The Mudras are used to affect the energy flow within the body. They appear to be merely physical gestures, but we can experience mudras as attitudes of energy flow intended to link the individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.

HARIVIHAR HERITAGE
Dr. Sri Kumar

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Harivihar, abode of the divine, is a 170 year old painstakingly restored royal heritage homestead located in Calicut. It offers unparalleled experience of staying in a heritage ambience and benefit from the goodness of Ayurveda and Yoga, two great contributions of India to mankind.

THE TALK 01:
What is Ayurveda for you?

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Ayurveda is the science of helping a common individual to understand how to live comfortably throughout his life. Using what is available in this universe. I call it as a universe because Ayurveda is universal. Ayurveda is me and I am Ayurveda.

01: Meeting with Ayurveda

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

At some point, everyone must encounter life, what we in India call ‘ayus’. My first experience with real life came from meeting with various spiritual teachers. After many years, I found out that the best piece of wisdom I had learnt was; “Do not hurt yourself…”

NARENDRANATH
The Medicine Man

ROUTE COCHIN

Narendranath is the guardian of a dying heritage. At his tiny shop in Fort Cochin, shrunken in the course of time, he reigns as the devoted practitioner of an age-old system of medicine, a rich and valuable legacy left with him by his forefathers.

Fishermen Rituals In Kerala I.

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Fisherfolk in Kerala come from three different religious groups, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Each of the groups has its own social organisation and mostly occupies separate places in a typical fishing village, although they do share some commonalties.

HUMAN BY NATURE

JOEY L.

From the interconnected backwaters, the forests of Wayanad, the beaches of Alleppey, the temples of Thrissur, and the streets of Kochi, Kerala is right the place with the right traditions to embody what we’ve come to know as Human by Nature.

01: Ayurveda in Travancore Kingdom

PRINCESS GOURI PARVATHI BAYI

If you expect stories which starts: Once upon a time, there was a princess... stop reading. Her Highness Princess Gouri Parvathi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family will introduce us very modern and open minded view on today's Kerala society and ayurveda.

Malayalam Actresses & Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings

AYURVEDA TRAILS

In a befitting tribute to one of India’s greatest painters, Raja Ravi Varma, a Chennai-based photographer G. Venket Ram has recreated 12 of Varma’s iconic paintings into photographs, in line with the theme of celebrating the spirit of Indian Womanhood.

NAVARATRI
Festival of Nine Goddesses

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Navaratri is a nine night festival that honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. Each day has a different ritual associated with it.

SPIRITUAL INDIA BY TOLISART

TOLIS FRAGOUDIS

A journey in to an ancient world of India, divided in 10 short-films. It was not only a journey to India but more a journey in to another world. For some reason I was literally falling in to an unknown world touched by all that beautiful things going on in this world.

03: Associated Tree Deities

ZAINA EL-SAID

Deities associated with sacred forests transformed and evolved according to different historical eras. It is believed that the main original forest deity was Mezguasche (Forest-lady). Mezguasche was responsible for the forest and fauna.

Dear Future Me I.

CGH EARTH

The human spirit has the extraordinary capacity to find positivity during hardships. Some have found it in reading, others in cooking or gardening. Dear Future Me, is a virtual time capsule on social media that lets us look back and remember the good.

RISHIKESH: Breath Of Himalayas

TOLIS FRAGOUDIS

Rishikesh, a town in the foothills of the himalayas. It's a pilgrimage place since thousands of years, where the yogi's gather before they continue their journey in to the mountains on their path to the ultimate liberation.

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