Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and Ayurveda are sister science originated 5000 years ago in India. Yoga is awakening the consciousness and developing harmony between mind and body. The word ‘Yoga’ was derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj,’ meaning ‘to unite.’ Yoga and meditation heal and rejuvenates the inner conscience leaving the positive impact on the body. Every living entity consists of three doshas that are balanced by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Consulting our Ayurvedic expert can help determine the ‘Dosha’ as it may vary by individual. Our Ayurvedic expert can recommend ‘Yoga Poses’ based upon your dosha and lifestyle to balance the doshas and mindfulness.
Any individual must begin Yoga practice based upon their age, medical background, dosha, and lifestyle. Starting a yoga practice without determining that may not give relevant results. Ayurveda and Yoga emphasize on the ‘Gunas’ meaning ‘Quality.’ According to Ayurveda, every individual possesses three qualities ‘Sattva,’ ‘Rajas,’ and ‘Tamas.’ Three rates depend upon ‘What we eat,’ ‘How we react,’ and ‘How we live.’
- Sattva symbolizes Purity and Harmony
- Qualities of Sattva are joy, nobility, kindness, satisfaction and forgiving
- Sattva can be balanced by following sattvic diet i.e. eating fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains.
- Sattva also emphasizes on practicing yoga, spreading positivity and practicing non-violence
- Rajas symbolizes Passion and Manipulation
- Qualities of Rajas are Anger, Anxiety, Aggression, Boredom.
- Level of Rajas can be decreased by avoiding spicy, friend and caffeinated foods
- Rajas emphasizes on power, desire, and high energy. That can be controlled by practicing meditation.
- Tamas symbolizes Impurity, darkness and laziness
- Qualities of Tamas are Fear, Sluggish, Depression, Avoidance, Heaviness.
- Level of Tamas can be decreased by avoiding alcohol, processed food, meat, over sleeping and over eating.