Yoga & Ayurveda
9 Aug 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Yoga & Ayurveda belong to each other like a brother to his sister,the branch to the body, a plant to its soil.Taken in context, each nourishes the other removed from each other,they can exist for awhile but will lack feeling of wholeness and continuity and will ultimately perish.Yoga has been known in the west for over hundred years yet it has only been in the past few decades that Ayurveda has come to be studied. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences of the Indian Vedic Tradition known as Sanatana Dharma, paths to the eternal truth.The teachings are considered timeless as they apply to everyone in all cultures and times. By the practice of the lifestyles they recommend, life becomes more fulfilling, leading you to specific Classical Yoga Practices that have the potential to bring about a lasting change in your lifestyle, health , and overall outlook on the purpose of life.
David Frawely,a preeminent authority on Vedic Culture has written that “Ayurveda is the Vedic Science of healing for both body and mind.Yoga is the Vedic science of Self -realization that depends upon a well functioning body and mind”Yoga builds upon foundation of Ayurveda and similarly Ayurveda alone is unfulfilling to the human psyche as it evolves toward Self-Realization.The practices of the two science as a lifestyle is necessary for the achievement of their independent goals. Yoga rests upon Ayurveda Medicine for its health implications.Ayurveda rests upon Yoga for its mental and spiritual dimension”