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Ayurveda, Yoga's Sister Science

Yoga and Ayurveda: Sister Sciences

 "Yoga & Ayurveda are two closely related spiritual or sacred sciences rooted in the Vedic tradition of India. Ayurveda is the Vedic science of healing for both body and mind. Yoga is the Vedic science of Self-Realization that depends upon a well-functioning body and mind. Both disciplines developed together and have always been used together. Therefore, those who are interested in one would benefit from studying the other.”
~Dr. David Frawley~


Many people are aware of yoga and are becoming increasingly more aware of the many health benefits which a yoga practice can provide. Although yoga classes continue to grow in number, most Americans are not yet aware of Ayurveda and its connection with yoga. Both practices began around 5000 years ago in India, where they were practiced together by the sages. The sages had the knowledge and an understanding that the goal of optimum health was best achieved when the two systems were practiced together. In the US, Ayurveda is considered a Complimentary Alternative Medicine, and is the medical component of yoga. Ayurveda not only treats chronic conditions, but also offers a preventive approach and lifestyle path to optimal health, which includes the practice of yoga postures for your specific body type or Dosha.Becoming aware of one self and our place in the universe is the ultimate goal, and foundation of both yoga and Ayurveda. In order to achieve self-realization, one cannot deny, the role of the physical body or its relationship to our physical world. Most will find it very difficult to stay with the practice of yoga when the physical body is out of balance or in a state of chronic stress, or disease. Ayurveda offers that balance.
The health and fitness benefits of yoga are undeniable when you start with the basics to prevent injury, and are applying the postures that are best suited for your body type or dosha. Yoga postures were originally designed to help your body become more limber so that you could sit in a meditation posture for a period of time to be rewarded with the benefits of meditation. 
Ayurveda, the "science of life” is a lifestyle or philosophy which, when added with yoga, focuses on being in sync with rhythms of nature. By using the right combination of foods, spices and herbs, a dosha specific daily routine, yoga asana, and bodywork, we are empowered to correct imbalances in the body in order to achieve your optimal health.
To learn more about Ayurveda and yoga recommendations designed to best suit your needs please contact...
 Vickie Nickerson

Envision Personalized Health

4620 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite 14. San Diego CA. 92120
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