Yoga and Ayurveda. ‘Ayu’ means ‘Life’, and ‘Veda’ means ‘Knowledge’. Hence, knowledge of our life is called ‘Ayurveda’. This science elaborates many lifestyle patterns.
Ayurveda is conducive to the path of yoga. It helps us to understand the nature of our body – what kinds of foods are suited for us, what kind of a lifestyle is suitable for us. After all, a healthy mind follows a healthy body.
One can eliminate the disease just by following an appropriate diet and lifestyle, even without the help of medicines. But healing is not possible even with proper medicines, if one neglects the aspect of food and routine’. There is an ancient saying that the food we eat affects the mind.
A proper, balanced diet would take us deeper in our practice of yoga asanas. The food we consume, affects our mind: our perception, observation, and expression of the world around us.
Following an ayurvedic lifestyle would help you to progress faster on the path of yoga. It leads to a holistic understanding of yoga – a healthy body, as well as a mind free from distortions and disharmony.