Yoga and Ayurveda present two ways to eliminate pathology and restore health. They are increasingly accepted as possible routes to regaining health.
Yoga and Ayurveda have similar aims and their lifestyle practices complement each other. Both aim to enhance prana levels, and both act on subtle levelsof psycho-physiology, aiming to improve system regulation. Yoga acts principally on the musculoskeletal system, the breathing, and the mind, while Ayurveda emphasizes health habits suited to individual patient’s physiology so that balance is restored to dosha functioning. Yoga and Ayurveda are ideal partners in integrative practice. Most Ayurveda treatments canbe improved by adding appropriate yoga practices. Similarly, benefits of most yoga treatments can be enhanced by including Ayurveda considerations. Both yoga and Ayurveda are similarly structured and complement each other. Adopting their lifestyle recommendations offers effective means to avoid disease and maintain health.