Yoga and Ayurveda are the ancient teachings which still remain the indispensable part of the Indian Vedic Culture. These Vedas are ancient holy scriptures of Hinduism believed to have been written around 1500 B.C. According to the Vedas, on one hand, Yoga attempts to let out the excellent abilities that are hidden deep within us, on the other hand, Ayurveda’s philosophy is all about healing our mind and body.
While we have seen that the development of Yoga and Ayurveda has been brought out parallelly over the years and the two have been regularly applied together since they share many comparable principles.
Yoga expressly is one of the six systems of Vedic philosophy that is to be found in ancient scriptures. Yoga to some measure soaks in all the six systems of Vedic philosophy and represents their rational side, describing the best principles and methods for developing the meditative mind that is based on the beliefs of Vedic knowledge.
Ayurveda belongs to the four Upavedas from the Hindu Vedic Literature, along with Gandharva Veda (music), Sthapatya Veda (directional science), and Dhanur Veda (martial arts). These Upavedas practice Vedic knowledge along with definite principles to strengthen the Vedic quest for completeness and deliverance. Ayurveda is probably the most important of these because it directs all perspectives of healing and well-being for one’s body and mind.
Yoga practices help to eradicate the physical tension and also helps to calm down the mind, relax and help you focus before meditation. Yoga is essentially known as the fundamental feature of the Ayurvedic schedule known as dinacharya. Consequently, it is contemplated as the complete Ayurvedic training as it helps refresh the body, alleviate stress and further improve absorption. Various Yoga poses have diversified outcomes on a person’s body and help to maintain a physical and mental balance. Yoga positions are perceived to tone each of the body parts and also helps get rid of contagions, which is also a primary intention of Ayurveda.
Concurrently, the people following yoga are able to obtain benefits by obeying an Ayurvedic system on a regular basis. For instance, while one practices abhyanga in order to get rid of toxins in the body and help relax the muscle, this proves to be a precursor for yoga practices. Another example could be not having sufficient knowledge about Ayurveda, practising hatha yoga would simply mean performing physical exercise. Though Yoga concentrates on cleansing the different channels in the body if we try and practice the postures without truly understanding the teachings of Ayurveda to remove digestive impurities is like flapping just one wing to fly.
Yoga and Ayurveda are both wellness science that emerges out of the pages of Indian ancient history. They may seem different in terms but are on the same page of philosophical studies and knowledge. While we tend to go for learning one philosophy, we automatically learn certain principles of the other. They might have evolved differently and parallelly, still remain an indispensable. Thus making the importance of both Yoga and Ayurveda evident.