Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

Holistic and multi-disciplinary wellness program addresses sleep disorders

Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

In advance of National Sleep Awareness Month in March, award-winning destination spa and wellness retreat Ananda in the Himalayas introduces a new holistic program for sleep enhancement. The multi-disciplinary wellness program addresses the growing global phenomenon of sleep disorders.

A luxury wellness retreat on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate in the Himalayan foothills overlooking the spiritual river Ganga and Rishikesh valley, Ananda in the Himalayas’ new Sleep Enhancement Program utilizes lifestyle modifications, dietary corrections, Ayurveda including Panchakarma and Shamana therapies, Yoga and Emotional Healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxibustion.

The program aims to improve sleep quality, energy and attention, remove associated memory difficulties, cognitive dysfunction, or fatigue.

Sleep Disorders: A Growing Global Phenomenon

The quality and quantity of sleep is essential to one’s health and well-being, renewing bodily functions, mental abilities, and sensory perception.

Around the world, chronic sleep problems are growing exponentially due to upended routines, more screen time and irregular physical activity, increased food and alcohol consumption, and dissolving boundaries between work and private life.

Circadian misalignment induced by sleep deprivation could lead to inflammation, cardiovascular conditions, hypertension, obesity, attention disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and depression but the underlying cause of chronic sleep issues and holistic solutions are rarely addressed.

Ananda in the Himalayas’ Ayurvedic Approach

Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

From an Ayurvedic perspective, different constitutions and bioenergies have an impact on sleep. The Vata-type tends to experience irregular sleep patterns and tends to sleep fewer hours than other types.

Pitta-types generally sleep well and crave a moderate amount of sleep but can easily forego sleep when they are preoccupied or up against a deadline. Kapha-types are heavy sleepers and are not easily disturbed or awakened but when out of balance, experience feelings of heaviness and sluggishness.

The first step is to introduce certain dietary corrections to remove incompatible, indigestible foods while avoiding overheated spicy food and excessive consumption of stimulating foods. Ayurvedic Brimhana diet is introduced which nourishes the dhatus (tissues) and balances Vata and Pitta.

Lifestyle modifications are next which include yoga and physical movement early in the day, setting a bedtime and wake-up times, drinking herbal teas and infusions that use herbs such as Ashwagandha, saffron, cardamon, Brahmi and more, to calm the mind, relax nerves and support a sound, restful sleep.

Breathwork and meditation are incorporated into the nighttime sleep preparation routine along with herbal supplements to pacify Vata and Pitta and relax the mind.

Panchakarma therapies followed by shamana therapies such as Abhyanga (full body massage)Pada Abhyanga (foot massage), Netra Tarpan (eye ritual), and Shirodhara (healing technique focused on the third eye chakra) are very beneficial in harmonizing body and mind.

Ananda in The Himalayas’ Oriental Therapy

Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), yang energy is active during the day and towards evening the yin energy takes over to induce a sense of calm. An imbalance in this rhythm causes sleep issues.

An over or under stimulative liver and heart energy too are some of the primary reasons to experience sleep disturbances. TCM remedies for sleep enhancement at Ananda are acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion along with restoring the yin and yang balance through diet and food therapy and herbal infusions.

Yoga and Sleep Enhancement

Yogic practices within the program commence by starting the day before sunrise with asanas, pranayama and meditation and practicing Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep) at sunset.

This reaches the subconscious region of the mind going closer toward the bridge of wakefulness/sleep border which is the beginning of the sleep cycle. Mantras are gradually incorporated to create positive vibrations and aid the sleep process.

Emotional Healing and Sleep Enhancement


Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

Emotional Healers at Ananda address sleep enhancement by working on the subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy has been found to be extremely effective with sleep-related disorders.

Energy balancing of the auric field helps release any impressions or incompletions from people and events in one’s life that could be subconsciously affecting them.

These techniques help understand the root cause of the sleep disorder and provide people with tools like self-hypnosis to decompress on a daily basis to aid with better emotional health and sleep hygiene.

Sleep Enhancement Program Goals

Creates improvement in sleep quality and/or time causing an improvement of energy and attention and removal of any associated memory difficulties, cognitive dysfunction, or fatigue.

The secondary goals are to educate to manage work-life balance, reduce stress and anxiety levels, and teach traditional methods to handle mental disturbances in an effective way.

Ananda in the Himalayas Sleep Enhancement Program Includes:

  • Program available from 7 nights, 14 nights recommended for optimal results
  • Pre-arrival assessment of sleep issues and lifestyle
  • Individual consultations with a team of experts including Ayurveda, Yoga, TCM and Emotional Healers
  • Customized wellness meal plan based on Ayurvedic principles
  • Average of 2 therapies / personal sessions per day across Ayurveda, Yoga, TCM and Emotional Healing
  • Program price range based on the season – from $800 to $1000USD per night in single occupancy plus applicable government taxes based on accommodation in a Deluxe Palace/ Garden View room

Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

Ananda in the Himalayas is a multi-award-winning luxury wellness retreat in the Himalayan foothills, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains, the birthplace of India’s ancient practices of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda.

Overlooking the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley in Northern India, Ananda is a retreat dedicated to restoring balance and harmonizing energy through a holistic approach to well-being.

It integrates traditional Indian wellness practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta philosophy with the best of international wellness experiences and healthy organic cuisine to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.

Ananda’s signature wellness programs such as Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Rejuvenation and Immunity, Holistic Detox, Yogic Detox, Dhyana Meditation, and Stress Management are world-renowned and an annual pilgrimage for many.

Ananda follows a holistic approach towards achieving the best results in a safe, nurturing atmosphere and includes new comprehensive diagnostic processes, and curated, personalized solutions and post-stay assessments designed to bring about comprehensive transformation.

Ananda’s guests are guided by a team of more than 60 expert Ayurvedic doctors, TCM and physio doctors, yogis, emotional healers, skilled therapists, and chefs with expertise in gourmet wellness cuisine.

Ananda is located on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate and features exquisitely landscaped gardens, 70 elegant rooms with panoramic views of the valley or of the palace from private balconies, 4 Suites with secluded private gardens, a historical Viceregal Suite with its own private terrace and 3 private luxury villas with 40 sq. meters’ private villa pools in the midst of Sal trees.

The expansive spa is spread across 25,000 square feet. with 24 treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities.

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation, Spiritual Awareness (rooted in Vedanta) and pure Healthy Cuisine have always formed the foundational pillars of Ananda’s philosophy and now with the additional focus on Emotional Healing, are all interwoven into Ananda’s well-being programs.

With a host of new practitioners all dedicated to restoring inner balance and energy with their holistic approach from new (yet ancient) Traditional Chinese Medicine practices to Long Covid Recovery Programs, Ananda has remolded its offerings in line with an impassioned desire to provide a healing sanctuary, for restoration and reconnection.

Ananda has been successively rated as one of the world’s leading wellness retreats and destination spas for over 20 years. It was rated as the No. 1 Destination Spa in the prestigious Condé Nast – Readers’ Choice Awards (USA and UK 2019 and 2020), Condé Nast Traveller India- Readers’ Travel Awards Favourite Destination Spa (2016 to 2021), Condé Nast Traveller USA- Readers’ Travel Awards 2017, Top 100 Hotels in the World, Spa Finder Wellness Travel Awards 2016, Best for Mind & Spirit, Yoga, Best for wow factor, Best for going solo, Best in India.

Ananda in the Himalayas Offers New Sleep Enhancement Program

Ananda can be reached via 45-minute daily flights from Delhi or Mumbai to Dehradun (DED) airport and with a 35-minute scenic drive from Dehradun Airport to Ananda. Private helicopter services from Delhi to Ananda’s helipad are also available. Visit or view the brochure via this link.


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