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Yoga & Ayurveda - Know The Link Between It!

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Dr. Tanmaya Acharya 90% (73 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, BAMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
Ayurvedic Doctor, Bangalore  •  10 years experience
Yoga & Ayurveda - Know The Link Between It!

Yoga is a complete mind workout which is a combination of stretching along with deep breathing and meditation. It is a way of keeping yourself fit without doing strenuous workouts and lifting heavy weights. 

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian medical science which treats an illness or a disease using natural ingredients. Ayurvedic treatment has been proven to be most effective in case of asthma, paralysis, joint pain, headache and gynaecological issues. The following points emphasize the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda.

1. Aim at ensuring mental peace
Yoga and Ayurveda both are extremely powerful in treating medical issues as well as in giving mental peace. Ayurveda uses diets, herbs, shrubs, meditation and pranayama for treating purpose.  Both of them are interrelated branches of India's ancient knowledge. 

2. Based on similar principles
The principles of Trigunas i.e. sattva, rajas and tamas and principles of the panchamahabuthas i.e. fire, water, air, space and earth are the base of yoga and ayurveda. Both of these involve the understanding regarding what is the working procedure of the body and the effects that food and medicine have on our body.

3. Share common beliefs
Both yoga and ayurveda have a common belief regarding the healthy body. Both believe that a healthy and balanced mind results in a healthy body. Both of them have the similar metaphysical anatomy and physiology that consisting of 7 primary chakras (centres of energy), 5 bodily sheaths, 72,000 nadis (subtle channels) and the kundalini shakti (energy). 

Yoga and ayurveda both believe that in order to fulfil the four aims of life it is necessary to keep your body healthy. The four aims are: 

i.  Dharma (duty)
ii. Artha (wealth)
iii. Kama (desire)
iv. Moksha (liberation) 

4. Similar treatment measures

For the purpose of treatment, yoga and ayurveda both use meditation and pranayama practices. For improving the mental and physical health both of them use body purification procedures, herbs and natural ingredients and chanting of mantras. The body purification procedure is known as 'satkriyas' in yoga and as 'panchakarma' in ayurveda.

Many yoga practitioners add ayurvedic remedies to your daily routines because yoga and ayurveda together is a powerful medium to maintain your body, breath, senses, mind and chakras. Together yoga and ayurveda work excellently and cure you naturally with no side effects.

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