Connecting Yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda means the ‘Science of life‘, and is also known as the sub Veda of Athavanaveda which is among ancient Hindu scriptures. The three mind-body principles or Doshas in Ayurveda are Pitta, Vata and Kapha, that help interprets the body’s health, and determines your body’s constitutional makeup.

Using Ayurvedic wisdom, we bring ourselves back to natural alignment with health and life. Practicing proper Yoga postures, styles and Pranayama techniques, with Dosha helps treat long-standing or short-standing imbalances.

It is important to understand that the healing disciplines of Yoga and Ayurveda are not just mere words, but are related branches of the great tree of Vedic knowledge that surpasses every human life as well as the whole universe.

When a patient consults an Ayurvedic physician for an assessment of his current state of health, along with the probable treatment required, normally there are three specific techniques implored in deciding the course of treatment to be used – Dhatu (body tissue), Dosha (body energy) and Mala (excretory products). Also the treatment could be in Shaman (which is balancing) and Shodan (cleaning). Most treatment are prescribed based on the level of the ailment.

Yoga works as part of Ayurveda

Yoga is essential for dissolving stress and calming the mind before you meditate. This ideal Ayurvedic exercise improves digestion, reduces stress and rejuvenates the body. Yoga also balances all three Doshas in Ayurveda that works on different poses and results in different effects. Twists are best for Kapha which helps stimulate digestion, forward bending postures are good for Pitta Dosha, while backward bends are heating, and balance the Vata types, as long as the individual involved has the strength to carry on the treatment.

In short, for someone to maintain Yogic healing, she should apply Ayurvedic guidelines of diagnosis, treatment as well as health maintenance, which is if you really want to keep Yogic healing within the scope of Ayurvedic knowledge. Yoga postures improve every part of the body, and cleanse our internal organs of toxins, which is one of the primary goals of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda works as part of Yoga

Yoga practitioners can work with an Ayurvedic daily routine as part of their Yoga practice; this removes toxins from the body and relieves the muscles during practice. Having the knowledge of Maharishi Ayurveda improves or supports Yoga practice, though lacking a foundation in Ayurvedic knowledge and Hatha Yoga is risky as one will be just doing ordinary physical exercise.

In most cases, some Ayurvedic techniques are very similar to Naturopathy, but the major differences are that the science of Ayurveda include traditional remedies and medicines that centres on relieving or curing an ailment.

Here is a list of ailments that can be treated with Ayurvedic therapies and Yoga: Menopausal problems, Chronic Cold, difficulty in conception, Nose, Ear and Throat problems, Insomnia, Constipation, Slipped disc, Hormonal imbalances, Blood pressure, Obesity, Mental fatigue, and Heart diseases.

In cases of Reproductive ailments, Dermatological disorders, Male and Female infertility or concerning enhancement of Beauty, Yoga and Ayurveda have proved to be quite effective. It is also recommended that patients seeking treatments in the mentioned areas should seek treatment in health care centres and retreats specially built for integrating Ayurveda as well as Yoga.

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