ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

Salt therapy or halotherapy is a noninvasive treatment that uses the restorative power of natural salts to cure a range of pulmonary and skin ailments, and to generally boost immunity. Halo literally translates to “salt” in Greek and this therapy essentially involves inhalation of salt under read more...
By Ambika Gupta
While the modern naturopathy movement was started in Germany fairly recently, the science of self healing finds mention in a number of ancient texts, including the Vedas. The alternative therapy is based on the philosophy that if you turn to a natural diet and physical exercise and find an read more...
By Parvati M. Krishnan
The flow of light into our bodies has always been known to rejuvenate and heal. Whether it’s a well-lit room or exposure to morning sunlight, there is something very positive and energising about light. Probably that’s why heliotherapy was developed. Heliotherapy or light therapy (also known as read more...
By Sanjana Barua
An ancient healing technique based on the Chinese Qi (Chi), Acupressure kick-starts the body’s self-healing abilities. The practice involves the use of the fingers to activate key healing points on the body, which, in turn, helps release tension, increase circulation, boost immunity and reduce pain read more...
By Team ASI
The notion of freedom has intrigued me since I was a child. But it was always a struggle to be free from mundane tasks such as school, studies and eating. I found freedom while spending time with nature, feeding kittens and squirrels, and then, through dance. I’ve been dancing ever since I can read more...
By Rea Krishna
It was in 2012 at Swambhunath Temple, Kathmandu that sound found me. I heard the sounds of Tibetan bowls for the first time as I walked into a shop selling them. When I experienced the vibrations on my body, I was surprised at how an inanimate object could have my entire body buzzing following a read more...
By Evelet Sequeira
  Ironical as it may sound, I was a very intelligent student who didn’t manage to get exceptional grades at school. But I always wanted to study psychology, so I applied for the course at several colleges as an extra-curricular activities student. The move helped me study the subject I love, and read more...
By Yamini Joshi
  Think of a spa and you picture dimly lit rooms, soothing fragrances, scented candles, fresh flowers and a massage bed on which you will be treated to an invigorating and relaxing treatments. But what if your visit to a spa could not only make you feel better, but get better too? That’s exactly read more...
By Charu Sharma
  All of us aspire for a happy and healthy life. Ageing, however, is a natural process and diseases are a part of our life cycles. Eating pills or undergoing surgeries does not make us healthy. So, we must look beyond science because good health is an outcome of a good lifestyle – exercise, read more...
By Charu Sharma
  Atoms and molecules, matter, energy, vibrations are more than just forgotten words picked up from sixth-grade science textbooks. These are the very essences of meditative healing techniques, especially those that involve intense visualisations. One such technique that’s risen from our ancient read more...
By Charu Sharma