What is Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine is commonly known as, “The Science of Life & Longevity”, or as I like to call it, “The Divine Code of Nature”. It is also often referred to as “Yoga’s Sister Science” and, as we study more, we’ll begin to see why. Ayurveda has its roots deeply set in Sankhya Philosophy. The focus of Ayurveda is preparing the body to be the greatest possible vessel of light.

Ayurveda is a vast field of practices, principles, and philosophy targeted at how to live life most harmoniously within our own unique constitutional blueprint (prakruti) and in alignment with the rhythms of nature and the universe. Ayurveda’s role is basically to keep mankind healthy while he/she realizes their true potential or state of Yoga (union with the divine). Not to mention to enjoy a vibrant, healthy and happy life along the way!

While there are definitely aspects of spirituality in Ayurveda, its main emphasis is to both purify and strengthen the body and immune system in preparation for more powerful and refined work with the subtle energy body and mind.

Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India, which uses a range of treatments, including panchakarma (‘five actions’), yoga, massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine, to encourage health and wellbeing. Even though  it is important to follow and practice all of the Treatments listed above to get the most out of this Lifestyle we will have the main focus in this Immersion in how we combine Ayurveda into our Asana practice.