Ayurveda the Medicine of Life and Knowledge

The Ayurvedic spa and clinic at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is an oasis of tranquillity and healing.  Performing medicine using the ancient Indian philosophies it is staffed with its own medical staff and practitioners it is headed up by Dr Shyesh Subramanya who carefully explains the traditional system of medicine called Ayurveda where Ayu means life and veda means knowledge.

It is based on the five elements theory that contends that all living and non living things are made up of space air fire water and earth.
From this understanding one can quickly see into which body type or Dosha you inhabit yourself.  You can be either Vata, Pitta or Kapha.

It turns out that after our joint consultation with the good doctor we are both at the Pitta Kapha end of the scale.
We left our in depth consultation a great deal wiser having understood our own unique Dosha type and clutching a diet and lifestyle recommendation sheet that we should, if we want to reach the ripe old age of nintyseventeen, follow to the letter!