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The Vedic (classical) Yoga means to unite, combine, harmonize, or integrate. A truly yogic approach is inherently an integrative approach, harmonizing body, prana, senses, mind, and consciousness. It cannot be reduced to the body alone. Yoga has been referred to as sister philosophy of Ayurveda. Yoga is important for dissolving physical stress and calming the mind before meditation and is central to dinacharya, the ayurvedic routine. Ayurvedic textbooks like Charak, Sushruta and Vagbhatta, all contains section called Chikitsa
Sthana or ‘section relating to treatment. The term Chikitsa does not occur in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and is not a major topic of concern in Yoga philosophy. This is because the concern of classical Yoga is Sadhana and not Chikitsa, which is regarded as the field of Ayurveda. Ayurveda addresses all aspects of medicine including diet, herbs, drugs, surgery, bodywork and special clinical procedures like Panchakarma. Ayurveda provides life-style recommendations for health, longevity, disease prevention as well as special methods for rejuvenation of body and mind. It includes the practices of Yoga from asana and pranayama to mantra and meditation as part of its healing tools. Hence Yoga is subtle branch of Ayurveda only. For full application of the methods of Yoga for healing purposes, we need a complete medical system that follows the philosophy, principles and practices of Yoga and that can employ not only asana as a therapy but also pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi and which follows a yogic life style (yamas and niyama). That is why classical Yoga has an eightfold approach from lifestyle practices and values through asana, pranayama to samadhi.
Modern Yoga has defined itself primarily in terms of asanas or physical postures. Yoga therapy or Yoga Chikitsa is a new, popular and powerful movement in Yoga today that is still trying to define itself and its scope of application. However, for the most part, modern Yoga therapy, following the asana as Yoga model, consists primarily of an adaptation of asanas or asana styles to treat disease and improve health. This view of Yoga is different from and a reduced version of classical Yoga that is defined primarily
in terms of spiritual practice and deep meditation (Sadhana and Samadhi). We can call asana the ‘external medicine’ of Yoga. It primarily treats muscular-skeletal disorders, but indirectly can benefit many other conditions and can provide an ideal form of exercise for everyone. Yet without the proper diet, its healing potentials are limited, as bodily activity is going to reflect the nutrition the body receives. Asana works best in the context of Ayurvedic dietary and life-style recommendations. Pranayama can be called the ‘internal medicine’ of Yoga. It brings prana or vital energy directly into the body and can be used to direct prana in various ways as needed. Pranayama directly impacts the doshas or biological humors of Ayurveda (vata, pitta, and kapha), which are modifications of prana. Pranayama primarily treats conditions of the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems but through these has a powerful impact on all physical and psychological conditions. Pranayama is a great aid for the use of herbs and functions much like them to correct the movements of energy within our physiological and psychological systems.
Yog Kutumb Package at Sparsh Ayurveda provides the appropriate life-style recommendations for Yoga practice, as well as the background to unfold the full healing potential of all aspects of Yoga. Yoga provides the spiritual and psychological basis for Ayurveda and its higher applications. For a truly holistic and spiritual approach to medicine and healing, we need both Yoga and Ayurveda, but with Ayurveda providing the medical foundation and Yoga the spiritual goal and practices. This is the original Vedic scheme. The key to a comprehensive Yoga therapy and Yoga system of
medicine lies in restoring Yoga’s connection with Ayurveda. This re-connection of Yoga and Ayurveda will also provide the basis for a real dialogue with modern medicine addressing not only specific therapies but also the real causes of disease and how to maintain health and well-being in society. Keeping above equation in mind, Sparsh Ayurveda has come up with amalgamation of Ayurveda and Yoga in its true sense. “Yog Kutumb” as the name signifies is Yoga training at doorstep. But as mentioned earlier, benefits of Yoga can be reaped to its fullest only when it is applied along with practice of Ayurveda. Yoga can’t be seen in isolation with Ayurveda. With “Yog Kutumb Package”, one gets to know about his Prakriti through “Prakriti parikshan” process. Also the package includes 3 days of therapy which gives soothing experience at overall level. Ayurvedic consultation is totally free during validity of the package. For more details, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +917400606060.