Ayurveda is a health science, the oldest and most complete healing system known today. The word Ayurveda, derived from 2 Sanskrit terms, literally means: the science of life. At the heart of Ayurveda lies the concept of 3 ‘doshas’: Kapha, Pitta and Vata. These doshas are present in everyone and the predominance of one over another determines ones body type and constitution. Balancing the three harmoniously will promote a healthy body and mind. India’s Sages prescribed Ayurveda several millennia ago and it is now gaining in popularity throughout the World, as its systems are more relevant than ever in treating the diseases of the modern age. This holistic treatment involves various types of massage and oil applications, inhalations, diet, and natural medicines as required. Treatment plans are as individual as people.
Yoga, the science of man, based on ancient Indian wisdom and culture, is an art of living a healthy, balanced, peaceful and contented life. Yoga, being a total integrated system, studies man in his wholeness body, mind and spirit and is integrated to certain principles, ideas, values, attitudes and a way of life for personal and social benefits.
The yogic practices described by the father of yoga, Patanjali, are very useful in maintaining good health, happiness and longevity. Patanjali described the eight limbs of yoga and yogic practices. These are: the natural regulation of the nervous system; discipline; cleansing; postures; concentration; contemplation; the awakening of awareness; and the state of perfect equilibrium.
Yoga brings man to the natural state of tranquillity which is equilibrium. Thus, yogic exercises have both preventive and curative value. Thus, yogic practices help to bring natural order and balance to the neurohormones and the metabolism and improve the endocrine metabolism and thus provide fortification against stress. Yogic practices for the treatment of stress and stress-related disorders such as hyper tension, diabetes, asthma and obesity are remarkably effective.
To acquire a truly prosperous life style, all one needs, is regular exercise. Nothing is more likely to provide all-round health and balance than the practice of the traditional yoga sasthra. Yoga ensures complete health to all parts of our body
The 8 steps in Yoga
I YAMA Conditional yoga behaviour, personal and social
II NIYAMA Attitude sublimate to yoga norms
III ASANA Discipline of the physical body
IV PRANAYAMA Control over bio energy through respiratory action
V PRATYAHARA Withdrawal of the senses inwards through abstraction
VI DHARNA Concentration
VII DHYANA Meditation
VIII SAMADHI Tran consciousness