Yoga and Ayurveda together are India’s traditional, natural system of health and medicine, and have been practiced for more than 5,000 years.
Ayurveda views each and every person as unique, with a unique mind-body constitution and a unique set of life circumstances.
Consideration for the individual assists to determine natural healing approaches and recommendations for daily living. This is in alignment with modern science which views individuals as unique in the universe, with a unique DNA.
Because we each have our own unique constitution, our health prescription must be individually planned. This means that in order to be healthy, you need to eat certain foods that are beneficial for your digestive system and stay away from others that could be detrimental to your health.
Ayurveda provides insights into how to live your life in harmony with nature and her rhythms.
Its practical side – specifically its guidelines for an intelligently regulated diet and daily routine, offers techniques for stress management and exercises for increased fitness and alertness. A little prudence can help you to develop a balanced health.
Ayurveda holds that specific disease conditions are symptoms of an underlying imbalance. It does not neglect relief of these symptoms, but its main focus is on the big picture: to restore balance and to help you create such a healthy lifestyle that the imbalance won’t occur again.
The most important lesson Ayurveda has to teach us, is that our health is up to us.
Every day of our lives, every hour of every day, we can, and do, choose either health or illness. When we choose wisely, nature rewards us with health and happiness. When we persistently choose unwisely, nature, in her wisdom, eventually sets us straight: She makes us sick and gives us a chance to rest and rethink our choices.