Ayurveda and Yoga Connection
Ayurveda and Yoga are inseparable sisters (like Letizia and Silvia). These twin sciences originating in India have united for thousands of years with a complete focus to heal and balance the mind, body and spirit. Both originate as part of a Vedic knowledge system. Similarly, Letizia is an Ayurvedic practitioner known as "The Ayurveda Girl" and Silvia is a Yogini known as "SuperYogi." As twin sisters and as healing sciences they complement each other. Ayurveda is considered the healing science of the sister Yoga and Yoga is the spiritual sister of the Ayurvedic science, together Yoga and Ayurveda guide us to reconnect with our true nature.
Ayurveda is the "science of life" and Yoga is a spiritual science; otherwise, together they are a system of holistic medicine and healing. while Ayurveda concentrates in the health of the body, Yoga is mindful of the state of consciousness. Ayurveda and Yoga share many essential elements, including emphasis on the purification of the physical body and the movement of prana, or life force, for health and spiritual growth. There is a very close similarity, in activity and intention between the cleansing practices of the yogic "sat karma" and the purification of ayurveda "panchakarma".
The ultimate goal Yoga is self-realization or Samadhi; Union or unit. From this perspective, a great variety of yoga practices (from asanas to breathing) are carried out with the intention of purifying the mind and the body so that the force of life flows freely. The Yoga philosophy seeks to relax the mind, to align the body and the spirit, so that our divine light can shine through us. These intentions are in relation to the key objectives of Ayurveda, purification and natural balance. The two systems complement each other providing sacred information seeking balance, vitality and spiritual growth.
Yoga is much more than postural alignment and breathing; it is a direct experience of the vast interrelation of all life and all things. You will feel at peace at the end of a yoga class because there is a natural realignment of your body, which leads to a natural realignment of perception of life and who you are.
Each posture, or asana, is maintained for a period of time and synchronized with the breath. If you stay with yoga for a long time, you may discover a "spiritual awakening". You will discover who you are, is not only your body, and not just the conversations in your mind. Through a stable practice, you will manifest less personal importance, less material attachment, more capacity for joy, less judgment and more tolerance towards others.
Yoga will transform your life, change your habits, your body, your health, your mind, your breathing patterns, your attitudes and your perspective. Yoga is learning from direct experience. You will develop the wisdom of how your body works more efficiently. You will learn how your conscious and unconscious mind can support or harm you, and then later, a deeper awakening naturally unfolds.
Ayurveda emphasizes a life of balance, achieved through the understanding of the natural elements of air, space, fire, water and earth, with the rhythm of these elements create the only constitutional nature called doshas. The disease results from imbalance and healing is the harmonious interaction of these doshas. When we are in balance, naturally we only want what nourishes our health and our life. We flow in harmony with the natural rhythms of our body, obtaining a good rest, feeding our senses with experiences, tastes, touch, aromas, sounds and sights that nourish us. When we let go of nature, our desires become less nutritious like junk food, neglect sleep and exercise, and indulge in compulsive behaviors. Over time, a small imbalance can become a disorder and then a disease. Ayurveda gives us many tools to learn about who we are and to tune into our own wisdom.
Both Ayurveda and Yoga offer a lot of practices that point to particular doshas in order to "pacify" them and keep them in balance. Ayurveda complements a holistic yoga lifestyle with attention to seasonal and daily cycles and the energetic properties of foods and herbs, as well as ways of focusing or adapting asana, pranayama and meditation techniques for optimal personal well-being.
Ayurveda and Yoga when combined, awaken knowledge of nature and knowledge of the soul. They walk together, in the pursuit of good health and a calm mind.
Ayurveda and Yoga are engraved in our hearts, and as twin sisters we are connected with the healing sisters' sciences. It is a blessing to be able to share this knowledge to lead a conscious, healthy and happy life. The Super Yogi and The Ayurveda Girl have created: "Twin Healers" combining sacred ancient wisdom in a modern life that generates a positive impact on health.