Manaltheeram extends you the traditionally famed Ayurvedic treatment and is also an abode for Yoga, Meditation, and many other cultural programmes which only Kerala can boast. Manaltheeram offers a warm, relaxed environment to put your body and mind at rest. At the Ayurvedicrejuvenation centre in Manaltheeram, the exclusive programme is based on the Vedic Science Ayurveda and is directed towards strengthening your immune system and preventing disease.
Manaltheeram is a picturesque beach resort, just 9Kms from the world renowned tourist centre under the Sun, Kovalam, 21 kms South of Trivandrum, the city of palaces and capital of Kerala.
Cottages (Special) - Round thatched villas, built of natural mud bricks and having more sea view.
Cottages (Ordinary) - Round brick built thatched villas, sea view. All rooms ensuite bath, properly ventilated with fan, hot water.
Serves Indian, Chinese, Continental. Regional Cuisines and tasty sea food.
Telephone, Safe - deposit locker, Mail and Message handling, Safe keeping of baggage, Doctor on call, Money change, Gift shop, Tours and Travel division, Pick - up from Arrival point, Car parking, Room service, Hot water, Laundry, Beach umbrellas, Beach decks, Cultural shows, Indoor and Outdoor games, Boating, Aurveda treatment and Massage, Yoga and Meditation.
Yoga in Manaltheeram
Yoga in Sanskrit literally means union, connection, mental concentration. It is based on ancient Indian wisdom and culture and is an art of living a healthy, balanced, peaceful and contended life. Yoga is a stepwise, stage wise eight fold path to final liberation from pain and suffering. These steps progressively take us to the highest state of creativity, of discriminative knowledge and towards attaining the desired perfection. They are :-
YAMA - Conditional yoga behaviour, personal and social
NIYAMA - Attitude sublimate of yoga forms
ASANA - Discipline of the physical body
PRANAYAMA - Control over bio energy through respiratory action
PRATYAHARA - Withdrawal of the senses inwards through abstraction
DHARNA - Concentration
DHYANA - Meditation
SAMADHI - Trans consciousness.
Of these, the first five, which border on the Psychosomatic approach, are referred to as external (bahiranga) yoga, popularly known as Hatha yoga, while later three, which directly affect the psyche are known as internal (Antaranga) yoga popularly known as Raja Yoga. It is almost impossible to try Internal yoga (Raja yoga) for the average man before accomplishing the external one (hatha yoga).