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Yoga And Ayurveda Explained

Aug 17, 2007
Yoga and Ayurveda are so closely interrelated, such sister sciences, throughout history they both developed together and continually impacted one another. Both Yoga and Ayurveda are integral parts of the great system of Vedic knowledge. It, essentially, states that the entire universe is One Self and the key to cosmic knowledge lies within our own hearts and minds. So much so, that the two have come to be combined in one, and are often referred to as Ayurveda Yoga. Or Yoga Ayurveda, depending upon which has precedence over which in the mind of the user / practitioner. As Vedic disciplines go to enhance their great benefits on all levels Yoga and Ayurveda move hand-in-hand. Besides, for an even broader approach, they can even be used and practised together with other related Vedic or Yogic sciences of astrology, architecture, music and language.

Following in the footsteps of Yoga it already has a global presence Ayurveda is fast emerging as one of the most important of mind-body medicine systems worldwide. Ayurveda teaches us to recognize and follow the laws of nature and the language of life, so that we are able to co-exist in harmony with the universe. We dont evolve for only ourselves but, rather, give the benefit of our life and knowledge to all creatures in Gods creation. Ayurveda is a treasure trove of all secrets not just curative, but also to uplift society, all creatures and our planet itself.

Yogic techniques, on the other hand, deal with the whole gamut of our existence. This ranges from the physical, sensory, emotional, mental, and spiritual to the highest Self-realization. Yoga includes all methods of evolution physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), moral and ethical disciplines, sensory methods, affirmations and visualizations, prayer, meditation and mantras. Only Yoga fully comprehends the nature and alliance of the physical, subtle and formless universes into the unlimited infinite beyond time and space. Further, Yoga shows us how these also exist in every human being.

Prana is, or vital life-force the interrelating link between Yoga and Ayurveda. While Yoga comprises the intelligence of Prana seeking greater evolutionary transformations, Ayurveda is its healing power. It seeks to combine all life-systems it has already developed. Together, Yoga and Ayurveda are a whole discipline, with the help of which it is possible for us to transform our entire existence from the physical to the highest spiritual levels of our being with extraordinary vitality and creativity on all levels.

To that extent, Yoga and Ayurveda are both, first and foremost, sciences of Self-realization. They are both concerned with spiritual practice, chiefly through medication and meditation, with a view to take us beyond worldly sorrow and ignorance to the higher planes of existence. Both teach us how to progress from our physical bodies and ego-bound identities to our immortal Self. This is the Self that dwells in the human heart. Ayurveda Yoga is the key to all-round, overall development. This, in the Vedic sense is gaining knowledge of our real nature that transcends time, space, death and suffering.
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Kevin Pederson can guide you on the working principles behind Yoga which focuses on the benefits of Yoga techniques intended to produce a positive state of mind in us.
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