Yoga and Ayurveda

Leading a healthy life is not difficult if you know the correct way to do so. This article on yoga and Ayurveda throws light on this ancient science and informs you on how to use both to your advantage.
| Friday, August 12, 2011

Nature has a remedy for every ailment and that is what yoga and ayurveda prove to the world. Yoga and ayurveda when practiced together can help achieve a healthy life and mental as well as physical well being. These two sciences together illuminate the basic laws and principles that govern life on earth and so it is surely natural and effective.

Yoga

The word yoga in Sanskrit means “to unite.” Yoga is said to be a unitive discipline that leads to mental and moral cultivation that ultimately generates good health and in turn contributes to longevity and perennial happiness and peace.

Yoga provides all round benefits since the exercises are varied. In order to maintain the purity of blood and eliminate toxins it is important to maintain internal as well as external cleanliness and this is exactly what yoga through its various exercises. The asanas in yoga has an effect on the mental as well as physical functioning of the body. With yoga you can achieve spiritual well being too.

Ayurveda

This word is derived from Sansrit and means the “the science of life.” Every human being according to ayurveda was created by the cosmos as either male energy (purusha) or female energy (prakruti). Here purusha stands for a choiceless passive awareness while prakruti a choiceful active consciousness.

Good health according to ayurveda is dependant upon an individual’s capability to metabolize the sensory, nutritional as well as emotional information that we ingest. In the scenario that our digestive energies, also known as agni (fire) are robust then healthy tissues are treated and waste products are eliminated which then leads to a production of a subtle essence known as ojas. This essence may be envisioned as the source of vitality which in turn is the basis for physical strength, immunity and perception. In case the agni is weak then digestion is incomplete which leads to the accumulation of ama which is a toxic residue. In this case it is important to practice an ayurved routine which will help detoxify the body and build agni. This will then naturally burn the ama and thus aid in digestion. A well planned out ayurvedic detox routine results in weight loss as well as glowing skin.

If you are suffering from any ailments then you might consider ayurvedic medicines since they place equal emphasis on the mind, spirit as well as the body and thus endeavors to restore the innate harmony of the individual. Ayurvedic medicine concentrates on getting rid of the ingestible toxins in the body since they attract viruses and compromise autoimmune processes and responses.

As we have learnt yoga and ayurveda are both intertwined and very beneficial for the human body. If practiced regularly an ayurved routine followed by yoga asanas can help you achieve good health as well as mental peace for years to come. Remember you don’t need dangerous chemicals to get glowing skin; you can do so naturally with yoga and ayurveda.

   
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