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Yoga & Ayurveda

Ayurveda and Yoga are considered as sister sciences. They both originate from India, and more specifically from the Vedas, which means “knowledge” in sanskrit.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda means “science/knowledge of life”. This science explains that whatever is present outside us, is also present inside us. It explains that there are 5 elements (space, air, fire, water, earth) present both in the world and in each individual, in a different proportion: this is what makes us unique. By understanding our unique nature and how it can get imbalanced by life and its fluctuations, you can restore a state of balance, and maintain it!

Ayurveda Consultation Massage  Private Yoga Bondi Sydney
Ayurveda Consultation Massage  Private Yoga Bondi Sydney

Yoga

Yoga means “union”. The word doesn’t only include the postural practice, which it is sometimes reduced to. Yoga is more of a spiritual practice, including not only postures, but also breathing techniques, meditation practices, codes of conduct and much more. The ultimate goal of yoga is self-realisation, which can be seen as understanding our true nature, and unifying all parts of ourselves. However, a lot of people also practice it for its relaxing, strengthening, stretching and overall benefits on the body and mind.

Their complementarity

Both yoga and ayurveda have the purpose to maintain balance in all aspects of our lives. Yoga doing so on a more “spiritual” level, and ayurveda doing so on a more “therapeutic” level, and both aiming towards more understanding of ourselves and the world.

They both complement each other: Ayurveda provides a more personalised yoga practice and lifestyle, while the yogic rituals are very useful in ayurveda to prevent and help maintain optimal health and enhance healing.

 

 

How do I integrate these 2 sciences in my services?

As mentioned above, I believe these practices work very well when combined together. This is why my ayurvedic diet & lifestyle plans may include appropriate yogic practices for your individual constitution and imbalances, and my yoga classes will be tailored to specific needs to fit you/the season/the time of day/etc according to ayurvedic principles. You can experience my ayurvedic yoga classes collectively in Bondi Beach, but if you’re looking for something more tailored to your needs, you can book a private yoga class with me (online or in Bondi Beach).

Disclaimer: Ayurveda is considered as a complementary medicine in Australia. This means that it doesn’t replace any GP or other specialist advices. 

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