The Connection Between Ayurveda & Yoga
While many have heard of and practice Yoga, few have heard of Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic inspired way of life.
Yoga looks to unite body, mind, and spirit through meditation, breathing, and behaviour. Yoga is about training the body and mind to become aware of it’s own nature and surroundings.
Ayurveda is based on the belief that health is maintained through a perfect balance of body, mind, and consciousness. There are many ways to accomplish this. This can be done through many aspects of day-to-day life such as diet, exercise, yoga, natural herbs and sustainable living.
For these reasons Ayurveda is considered the sister science of yoga, both supporting and guiding each other in order to create a deeper self-understanding as well as physical, mental and emotional harmony
The ultimate goal of both yoga and Ayurveda is to help you in becoming a healthier and balanced version of yourself. With Ayurveda, you are healthy when your mind, body and soul are in unison. Through the practice of yoga and Ayurveda you can achieve balance and unison.
With many people switching to a healthier lifestyle, many look to try Yoga and feel overwhelmed. Starting out with Yoga can be somewhat intimidating in the beginning. But when you break it down, Yoga is is quite easy to begin with and surprisingly easier and forgiving when you make it a regular routine.
You don’t need to do yoga because you feel you should, or attempt to take on a Yoga class that doesn’t suit who you are. You should always be able to find a Yoga class or style that is for suited for you and your particular interests or styles.
But this journey takes a lot of practice and guidance but it is a worthwhile trip in becoming a better healthier person.
Discovering and developing a personalized yoga practice that works for you can be rewarding on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. As you learn to listen and understand your body and your own nature, you can begin to create a path of healing and well-being that will not only be fun for you, but beneficial for the rest of your life!
In incorporating Yoga into an Ayurvedic lifestyle, look to practice the style of Yoga that will give your Dosha the greatest opportunity to move back toward balance.