Meet the sisters. Yoga and Ayurveda.
All sisters have some likeness and differences. Same as that, Yoga and Ayurveda are similar to a point and they can be very separate.
Yoga and Ayurveda, these beautiful, complicated entities, some consider them as sisters of Vedic science. Each are life enhancing supports to our quality of living.
Although Ayurveda is as old as Yoga, it is only now Ayurveda coming out of the shadow of the modern phenomenon ‘starlet Yoga’. Ayurveda offers incredibly unique insights into how we can practice Yoga that creates better balance and health. It understands that we are all at different stages of awareness, thinking, being, and that healing and living are very difficult at times. These sisters are compassionate.
Yoga and Ayurveda, are a part of the traditional medical science of India. These two are sisters. Sometimes they work alone, but as a team they work to the greatest benefit of those who invite them into their home.
They offer anyone who engages with them, travel companions for life. They will peak your interest with inner awareness. They give you constant nudges and reminders of ways to find and sustain your physical and mental stability, your internal energy. They offer insight into finding your wisdom and your joy. Yoga and Ayurveda are like your personal App. Telling you just how you are, now.
Yoga is the science and study of mind and the connection to our true Self, or as many say, our Spirit. The aim of Yoga is to find and maintain unity with all three bodies of life, the physical, mental and Spiritual.
Ayurveda is the science of life, giving us healing tools and knowledge for health, which lead to right action and great depth to our happiness.
Separately these two sciences can work very well, but I feel it is limited. They are traditionally not stand alone medicines, although some may disagree with me.
Why? Yoga has its own system of health to transcend this physical life. And this has been done by many great sages, they have discovered the incredible power that the mind and Spirit hold. They have lived in austerity to find out and develop their mind, to let go of all things and to be absorbed into delicate and fragile state of Oneness. The result of the effort these great scholars of Vedic science took on board, they offer their lessons, their development, their sufferings and joys to all of humanity, to help those who choose to do so, follow and learn.
For the majority of humans obviously this is not a possible way to life! Here is where Ayurveda arrives in and helps us all to live our best life (Rock ON!!). Within the system of Ayurveda, we are never without Yoga. Yoga is a treatment for the physical body, it is a balm for the mind and a release for the loving Heart or Spirit. This is medicine in the eyes of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda uses the postures as a means to mindful awareness and physical wealth. Without each other, Yoga and Ayurveda, there is little scaffold to support the processes of our human-ness, when dis-ease, illness, or trauma arrive in our life. Self care becomes watered down and can fade altogether under duress without the proper foundations. Ayurveda bolsters Yoga and Yoga sustains focus for the use of Ayurveda.
Together, Yoga and Ayurveda are the greatest allies. Their qualities intertwine seamlessly. Ayurveda offers Yoga a strong foundation of the body. This in turn creates a nourishing environment for the mind and Spirit, which urges the body to continue with better decisions and joyful living. Yoga’s innate development of the mind and clarity supports Ayurveda continue its work.
It is synchronistic medicine for your unique body and mind.
Ayurveda and Yoga desire all of us to move in life with happiness, peace of mind, joy and freedom. If we take small steps daily, the road we set for ourselves offers empowerment, compassion, deep inner strength and a life we are excited to live in.
If you are interested in combining these absorbing sisters into your life, I am delighted to help. My newsletter comes out monthly and will have tips and things all Ayurveda and Yoga.
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