Yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda is for freeing the mind which is trapped in the body. Yoga is for freeing the soul which is trapped in the mind.” – Baba Hari Dass

Ayurveda is a medicinal health practice and lifestyle originating from the Ancient Vedic Culture over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda is known as the “mother of all healing.” “Ayur” means life and “veda” means science. Ayurveda is known as “the science of life” or “life knowledge”.

Yoga and Ayurveda are very closely related from their root. Yoga is the Vedic science of Self-realization. Ayurveda is the Vedic science of healing the body and the mind. Yoga depends on a well-functioning mind and body to facilitate Self-realization. Part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle is gaining a further understanding of one-self and becoming in-tune to the world. Yoga and Ayurveda are not just an exercise or diet.

Ayurveda and Yoga’s principles are not “one size fits all”. Ayurveda is the science of how people live and interact with their community and environment. Classical Yoga and Ayurveda look at the whole human being. They work to unfold our higher consciousness. In Ayurveda you are a reflection of the universe. Ayurveda and Yoga can become a philosophy of how you act in the world and realizing we are all part of one system.

Yoga comprehends all aspects of the human being and nature. Yogic methods cover physical, sensory, emotional, mental, and spiritual practices. It includes physical postures, ethical disciplines, prana control, sensory methods, visualization, affirmation, mantra, and meditation. Ayurveda like yoga has many layers and is relevant for all people and all times.

Ayurveda covers the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of healing through a medicinal holistic system. It uses diet, herbs, exercise, lifestyle, yoga, pranayama, and meditation to balance and tune each individual to the seasons and themselves.

Yoga is a spiritual practice. Through meditation its goal is to move from our outer body and egos to something beyond identity, suffering, space, and death. Ayurveda is aimed at Self-healing to rid the body and mind of disease. Its goal is to alleviate disease and psychological/ physical ailments.

To Self-Realize we must heal our bodies and minds first. Yoga and Ayurveda go together to heal your body and support you to your highest potential.

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