Yoga is also mentioned in the ayurvedic texts such as the Charaka Samhita. Yoga is important for calming the mind before meditation, Putting down physical stress and is central to Dinacharya, which is also the ayurvedic routine. It is the ideal ayurvedic asana exercise, because it rejuvenates the body, improves digestion, and removes stress.
Yoga balances all three doshas, and different asanas have different effects. The bending forward asanas cools Pitta dosha. Twists are good for Khapa because they stimulate digestion. Backward bends are heating, and so its ideal for balancing Vata types, as long as the person has the strength to do them. Yoga postures tone every area of the body, and cleanse the internal organs of toxins, which is also one of the goals of ayurveda.
At the same time, yoga practitioners can benefit from the ayurvedic daily routine as part of their yoga practice. For instance, The Ahbyanga (ayurvedic full body massage) helps remove the Ama (toxins) from the body and relaxes the muscles for yoga practice.
Without a basic foundation in ayurvedic knowledge, Hatha yoga runs the risk of becoming just pure physical asana (exercise). Yoga aims to cleanse the nadis, or channels, with different postures. But trying to do that without using the ayurvedic principles for removing ama (digestive impurities) is like hopping on one leg. That's why traditional yoga schools have always taught ayurvedic principles as well as the yoga asanas combined.
If someones visiting a daily a yoga class and through the class, he or she is starts to dislodge ama in the body. But if they are still used to a lifestyle and diet that creates ama (toxins), all they are really doing is moving their sludge around.
So by Combining Yoga and Ayurveda in their full applications and in the greater context of Vedic science offers a complete system of well-being for body, mind, and soul, such as perhaps has no where else in the world. It can become the prime force of healing that is so desperately needed today. It can add a spiritual and preventative dimension, as well as adding important new keys for the understanding of disease and for applying natural therapies.
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