AYURVEDA DOCTORS AND EXPERTS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.
Well I would say, we must first ask: What is yoga? It means union it is actually every activity, which you are doing with the presence and union of your mind and body and if it makes you happy, then you can call it as yoga.
In India we use to say, that the highest form of yoga is dance. For example, look at the body of the Bharatanatyam dancers. Even their dresses and placement of the jewelleries on the body is precisely planed to direct the flow of the energy in the body in the rhythm of the music, which is tuned with the mind of the dancer. This concentration and connection between mind and body is practised from the childhood. Only after, literally, the soul can dance.
At SwaSwara we offer classical yoga and meditation sessions mediated by qualified practitioners. The yoga offered at SwaSwara is Hatha Yoga and it is a form that focuses on physical suppleness and flexibility. It maintains that the basis for spiritual well-being lies in strengthening the body, which in turn benefits the mind. While food, yoga and art take care of the body and mind. We have included meditation to address the inner self and complete the unity. The guided meditation practices at SwaSwara in still serenity and peace in you, which in turn makes it easy for the body and mind to converge in a spirit of harmony and total wellbeing.
One could say that yoga is a sister of ayurveda. Both are mentioned in the Vedas, both are focusing on healing and health. Whatever you're doing in yoga, it leads to healing and you are making yourself healthy. The digestion is improving, your laxity in the body is increasing, immunity system and alertness is increasing. Same things is happening, when you are practising ayurvedic treatments. Taking care of your body is helping you to live healthy. So ayurveda and yoga, both are the pillars of the same subject.
Yoga and meditation helps a lot in keeping yourself healthy. To all people who come to visit Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village, we offer the yoga and the meditation practices. But in some cases, if they are undergoing certain therapies which won't suit the yoga, then we restrict them from practising the yoga exercise. It is up to the doctor’s decision. He decides after checking, consulting and examining the patient, whether he could practice a certain yoga that is being offered at our property.
Ayurveda and Yoga are science sisters, they complement eachother. During the day we are providing yoga lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced level yogi practitioners. Every morning and evening, there is meditation session. It is very important to balance body treatment with the peace of the mind.
While ayurveda is mainly concerned with the health of the body, yoga deals with mental health issues. The main purpose of yoga is to isolate the mind of all thoughts, worries and fears, and to increase the strength and flexibility of the body. The regular practice of yoga can help keep stress and tension at bay and facilitate the mind to a state of well being and peace.
Yoga is supplementing ayurveda treatments. Every programme includes yoga lessons in different levels according to patient’s need. It can be very helpful for body pain problems such as back pain, neck pain or head ache. But the most of the patients have stress-related psychosomatic diseases. We must treat not only the physical problems, but also mental conditions. It is very important to balance body treatment with the peace of the mind.
During the day we are providing yoga lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced level yogi practitioners. Every morning and evening, there is meditation session. Patients can take also private lessons on request.
The ayurveda team in Nilayam believes, that yoga works in tandem with the principles of ayurveda, if it is practised in harmony with the treatment programme. The main purpose of yoga is to isolate the mind of all thoughts, worries and fears, and to increase the strength and flexibility of the body. The regular practice of yoga can help keep stress and tension at bay and facilitate the mind to a state. Yoga and meditation sessions are integral part of ayurveda holistic treatment. They are conducted every morning, but guests can take also private lessons and learn how to balance their doshas through the yoga asanas.
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