Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Yoga is derived from the sanskrit root “yuj”, which means to unite. Etymologically, it is related to the English word “yoke”. Yoga, according to the Great Indian Sage Patanjali is the systemic stilling of the alternating waves of consciousness. When one does this, one is able to connect to a deep sense of peace and stillness, where the waves of consciousness do not distort our perceptions of truth and reality.
There is an eightfold path of Yoga outlined by Patanjali, which consists of moral observances and practicing restraint, right posture (known as asana), proper breathing and life force control, meditation, and its successive states of concentration, expansion and perception.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, a practitioner sees these means as therapeutic tools, which can benefit a person, based on their present wellness state, and constitution. With the correct yogic practices and and careful considerations in accordance of the doshas, a person can quickly unlock deeper states of mental and spiritual peace, rejuvenation, and well-being.