Yoga Mail

By Jessica.S

Ayurveda is a very unique therapy in science. It has everything that we need in the management of obesity. Here are the five key components from MAYI SlimTone Programme that can naturally and gently guide us toward a holistic and healthy weight loss. The MAYI SlimTone Programme is purely a natural method to lose weight, tone and shape the body. It combines the two amazing sister sciences, that is, Yoga and Ayurveda to help shed excess fat while maintaining a healthy body. The programme includes Udwarthanam (dry herbal powder massage), Swedana (herbal steam bath), Cleansing techniques (Full Shanka & Kunjal) and Asana Yoga.


Udwardhanam is a massage treatment done with herbal powders. The massage is carried out in seven different positions in a direction opposite to that of the hair follicles. The deep massage improves the blood circulation, opens the channels and effectively stimulates the breakdown of the stored subcutaneous fat. It also softens the skin and exfoliates the dead skin cells, hence providing a glow to the complexion. More importantly, it reduces cellulite making the treatment effective in cases of obesity. With the reduction of cellulite, weight reduction is enhanced while muscles are strengthened.


Swedana is the process of inducing sweat with the help of steam generated from a herbal decoction. It is a procedure to stimulate the sweat glands to increase perspiration and circulation. It alleviates vitiated vata and kapha dosha. It helps to reduce pain, stiffness, heaviness and coldness in your body.

Full Shanka

Full Shanka / Shankaprakshalana is one of the shatkarmas that is natural and effective in cleansing the digestive system and rejuvenating the whole intestine. It helps with problems related to the digestive system (indigestion, constipation, gas, bloating, and acidity) and improves the functions of the intestine. This method is holistic, safe, natural and can be practised by an adult who is not inflicted by any major medical issues. A special diet is introduced after the cleansing to nourish the body. Full Shanka helps with not only shedding excess weight, but also removal of toxins. It restores natural internal balance and helps achieve a youthful complexion and healthier skin.


Kunjal is one of the most effective yogic cleansing techniques. It is instantaneous in its action. It gives immediate relief to those suffering from acidity, indigestion and headache. Kunjal helps those with a poor digestive system by stimulating the digestive fire. Regular practice of Kunjal will increase assimilation of food in the gut, and therefore will increase the internal body temperature. It is a good technique for those with perpetually cold extremities. It also tones the abdominal muscles.

Asana Yoga Class

Active, intense styles of yoga helps in burning calories, thus preventing weight gain. Asana Yoga Flow is highly recommended in the SlimTone Programme. It is a dynamic and more expressive form of practising yoga asanas by flowing from one posture to another in a choreographed sequence. The sequences are creative and can be dance like at times. The main objective of this flow is to build stamina, endurance, agility, and flexibility.

Body Tone is a session to build strength while toning the various parts of the body. A selection of yoga poses are hand-picked and performed in a way for toning targeted areas. This session is beneficial for those who are looking for a holistic way to trim away excess fat while rebuilding health.

These five methods can have a profound effect on your life. However, it is important that we take one step at a time. Slowly but surely, the wisdom of Ayurveda will lead us towards a stress-free, healthy weight loss.