Integrate Yoga and Ayurveda into your life to form a balance. Both make you feel more in control of the body, mind, feelings and thought. This blog takes you through exactly how a combination of Yoga and Ayurveda works for a healthy life and how the merger of both in your lifestyle is beneficial.
The two well known interlaced branches of Vedic knowledge, Ayurveda and Yoga, have encompassed the lives of humans and the entire universe. The holistic healing systems originated ages ago. It provides insight into a way of living in harmony, both with the physical world and higher self. Both the practices work on developing a life of wellness, though developed differently, both go hand-in-hand for the emancipation of the human race from illness, stress and other lifestyle issues.
The sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda are rooted in the Vedic tradition, having aligned goals and influences each other repeatedly. Yoga is concerned with spiritual practices leading to the awakening of the consciousness whereas Ayurveda aims at healing the body and mind restoring health.
Purpose of Ayurveda
Apart from being a system of healing, Ayurveda is the science of life that focuses on maintaining the equilibrium of the body and mind. Ayurveda supports the power and strength which is required to live a healthy life, and the practice ranges from dietary nutrients to massage to therapies and the use of natural or herbal medications. Cultivate the balance of the body, mind and emotion through an Ayurvedic lifestyle and take the first step towards a balanced and healthy life.
Definitive Goal of Yoga
Yoga means unification, and the ultimate goal of the holistic practice is to take on the path of liberation called moksha by connecting the body, mind, and soul with the universal consciousness. This is the practice that awakens the knowledge of the true self and makes the practitioner free from all the worldly attachments, desires and suffering. Freedom of the soul, as per yoga philosophy, paves the way for spiritual enlightenment and can be achieved, if practiced with sheer dedication and consistency.
As mentioned, the practices developed separately with slightly different point of views but always walk hand-in-hand. The one, who is seeking the liberation of the soul, needs to work on the physical attributes, as a healthy body is a prerequisite for calming the mind. The practice of asanas and Ayurveda prove to be a useful technique providing the benefits of better health and longevity. With the practice of asanas, free the body from ailments, make it strong, reduces stress, and achieve optimal health. With the usage of purification and cleansing techniques detox the body and nurture it through dietary guidelines of Ayurveda to enhance the level of yoga practice.
Balancing of the Dosha
The intertwined ancient practice of yoga and Ayurveda applies a holistic approach to heal the ailment and bestow overall wellness. According to the philosophies, balancing of the body constitution or Tridosha is required for proper health.
The Doshas are of different qualities that are naturally present in the body and in any aspect of life. It consists of a specific combination of the basic elements in nature – Water, Ether, Fire, Earth, and Air. The Tridoshas – Vata, Pitta, and Khapa are made of the five elements and the imbalance of the same leads to one or the other health condition.
- Vata is the combination of air and ether and is balanced with calming yoga sequences.
- Pitta is the combination of fire and water and is balanced with cooling and balancing yoga poses.
- Kapha is the combination of earth and water and is balanced with strengthening and warming yoga poses.
These doshas correspond with specific characteristics which influence organs, mood, tendencies and biological rhythms. All three doshas are present in the human body with one being more dominant than the other and needs to stay balanced to maintain optimal health. The balance can be achieved by practicing the right yoga sequence and applying correct Ayurveda techniques, even food habits.
As a Preventive Medicine
When the body is balanced, you find your health in the best state. The body constitution may change over time, influenced by external, internal or natural sources. But with the continual practice of Ayurveda and Yoga, you find balance, the healthy homeostasis of the entire being. This is the way to prevent disease and induce healthy habits making life better, healthier and happier.
It is essential that you work continuously with Ayurveda and Yoga to pursue and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The habits also include practicing correct sleeping habits, balanced diet, proper exercising, the right amount of relaxation and rest, staying positive and a nourishing environment. Yoga and Ayurveda, and their practices are the pillars of a healthy, happy, balanced, relaxed and fulfilling life.
The Practice of the Body, Mind, and Spirit
The combination of yoga and Ayurveda is required for a healthy life. The link of both has been there since the beginning and is beneficial for us to live in harmony with both the inner and outer worlds. Yoga and Ayurveda is a way of living, the practice of the body, mind, and soul and connecting them together in harmony leads to the unification with the divine powers of the universe.
The combination works miraculously achieving optimal health, balanced body, mind, soul, and emotions. With yoga and Ayurveda create harmony and glow in your life every day amidst any situation.
This guest post was brought to you by Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organizes 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and also conducts Ayurveda courses in Kerala. Bipin Baloni provides Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.
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