“The Fruit of Yoga is Ayurveda”.
“The Foundation of Ayurveda is Yoga”.

Yoga cultivates the physical-mental-spiritual link, which is a reinforcing practice that serves to encourage non-violence and oneness—the foundation of clear consciousness and balanced health—our essential nature and higher goal.

We all acknowledge that we live in a physical world, yet we have a spiritual commitment to ourselves. This relationship of physical level (outermost kosha) and spiritual level (innermost kosha) gets interrupted with challenges, hardships, lack of support and responsibilities. The blending of the two beautiful philosophies Ayurveda & Yoga at times said as the two sides of same coin provides us the wisdom, the support, the practices and tools create health & harmony.

The classical Yoga period is defined by the Yoga Sutra, composed by Patañjali. The classical Ayurveda period is defined as Samithas composed by Charaka & Sushruta. Both Charaka and Sushruta (fathers of Ayurveda) as well as Patañjali (father of Yoga) believed that every individual is composed of Prakrti (matter) and Purusha (spirit), and that the goal of Yoga is to free the spirit from the material world and that of Ayurveda is to attain health & longevity respectively. The 195 sutras (words of wisdom) that comprise the Yoga Sutra expound the practice of yoga into an eight-limbed path of self-transcendence, these are:

  • Yama – Self-restraint or ethical conduct
  • Niyama – Personal and religious observance of purity, devotion and study
  • Asana – Physical activity
  • Pranayama – Breath control or regulation
  • Pratyahara – Abstraction of the senses
  • Dharana – Concentration
  • Dhyana – Meditation that leads to Samadhi
  • Samadhi – Absorption in the sublime and blissful awareness