Why Ayurveda and Yoga are the the Perfect Complement to Each Other
Arising almost at the same time from the same traditions and culture, Ayurveda and Yoga can be considered to be sister disciplines. The intimate connection between the two can be traced back to the Vedas. Ayurveda, described as the knowledge of life, is based on the knowledge of the 5 elements summarised in 3 doshas. Both yoga and Ayurveda aim to help you lead a life in harmony with body, mind and soul. Practising yoga regularly and living a lifestyle guided by Ayurvedic principles will bring you closer to this goal.
Both yoga and Ayurveda serve to balance body, mind and soul and practising both in combination will have double the effect. Thus, yoga and Vedic wisdom draw our focus to the mind and promote inner peace, serenity, self-confidence and harmony. Yoga includes beneficial breathing exercises, asanas and relaxing meditation as opposed to diet, herbal medicine or massages.
Jessica Mallaschitz, CEO of WahrhaftYoga in the heart of Graz, quickly recognised the incredible benefits of practising yoga and Ayurveda in tandem. Here, yoga is practised in its traditional form where the focus is on:
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga offers the practitioner the opportunity to take their individual needs into account and proceed at their own pace. Pranayama, or breathing exercises, is an essential part of yoga practised here. Correct breathing, coordinated asanas and philosophy play an important role. The principles of Ayurveda meld harmoniously into the practice.
WahrhaftYoga offers online and live courses where you get to know yoga from a new, authentic perspective and also meet like-minded people. You can choose between Mysore style (one-on-one), gentle Ashtanga yoga or yoga in an LED class. You also have the chance to take part in guided meditations as well as specialworkshops and retreats. At Wahrhaft Yoga everyone finds harmony and balance.