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Understanding YOGA and Ayurveda

Understanding YOGA and Ayurveda


Ayurveda is one of the worlds most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health system. Its knowledge has been originated in india more than 5,000 years ago and it is often called the “mother of all healing.” With a unique emphasis on total wellness, the art and science of ayurveda works to harmonize our internal and external worlds. Ayurveda customizes preventative wellness to the unique constitution of every individual human being. It offers renewed access to our natural intelligence. As the original circadian medicine, ayurveda holds the key to resolving disease creating disconnect.

Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance. At 11:11 we explore this unique holistic approach of healing for rejuvenating body mind and soul.


The term yoga itself means to unite, combine, harmonize, or to integrate. A truly yogic approach is inherently an integrative approach, harmonizing human body, senses, mind and consciousness. It cannot be reduced to the body alone. Yoga is important for dissolving physical stress and calming the mind before meditation and is central to our daily routine.

Yoga is one of the six systems of vedic philosophy. It is the practical physiological training which helps in the physical and mental well being. It is like a gem of great proportions containing many faces whose light can illuminate our life with great meaning. It is the distillation of wisdom from the myriad of sages throughout the ages.

Yoga  and ayurveda

Yoga and ayurveda are two interrelated branches of the same great tree of vedic knowledge that encompasses all of human life and the entire universe. Yoga is an ideal ayurvedic exercise as it rejuvenates the body, improves digestion, and removes stress. Yoga postures tone every area of the body, and cleanse the internal organs of toxins, which is one of the goals of ayurveda.

Both yoga and ayurveda have their origins in the vedas, the most ancient spiritual texts in the world. Yoga originated from yajur veda while ayurveda originated from atharva and rig vedas. Each has its unique place and functions but each overlaps into the other on various levels. Ayurveda is mainly the vedic system developed specifically for healing purposes. Yoga is the vedic system of spiritual practice or sadhana. If our aim is to turn yoga into a medical system, this requires turning yoga in the direction of ayurveda. Yoga for healing should be applied according to ayurvedic guidelines of diagnosis, treatment, and health maintenance if we want to keep yogic healing within the scope of vedic knowledge, that is, ayurveda. The internal practices of yoga or the inner aspect of yoga are primarily for treating the mind and used in ayurveda mainly for dealing with psychological disorders.

Bringing ayurveda into yoga will provide a yogic and vedic system of medicines to allow for the full healing application of all aspects of yoga. It provides a diagnosis and treatment in harmony with yoga philosophy as well as a diet and herbal treatment that follows the spiritual approach of yoga. The science of yoga and its techniques have now been reoriented to suit modern sociological needs and lifestyles. For a truly holistic and spiritual approach to medicine and healing, we need both yoga and ayurveda. Both of them can become the prime force of planetary healing that is greatly needed today.

It’s time to realize a deeper meaning to wellness.  Develop strength helps you to get through tough situations, invite curiosity about our deeper nature. Understand yoga of the subtle body and the discovery of the inner world of awakening, rather than the outer world of performance. At 1111 it is our humble offering of the path we have used to navigate. We would love to share this path of navigation through the chakraks with you. Rise to the heights or nestle into delicious depths, blaze forth in power or open your heart in softest intimacy.

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right the outside will fall into place- Eckhart Tolle

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