The Connection Between Ayurveda and Yoga

We are excited to share that Essential Yoga Practice is now an affiliate of Maharishi Ayurveda, the oldest Ayurvedic company in the west. Enjoy looking the at the portal on our website and learn more about Ayurveda. Order and enjoy Ayurvedic products from this quality company. This week's blog post will give you great ideas for products to try as we link to Maharishi Ayurveda's blog.  

The foundation of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, is based on the idea that we are all made up of a unique balance of the three constitutions or doshas, and that each dosha is made up of one or more of the 5 elements.  Vata is made of air and ether, Pitta is made of fire, and Kapha is made of water and earth.  Each of these doshas governs different systems of the body:  Pitta is responsible for our digestive system and for brainstorming.  Kapha keeps us grounded and steadfast. Vata allows us freedom with creativity and capacity to embrace change.  When our unique combination of all three doshas is in balance, we operate optimally in our world.  When one dosha is imbalanced or aggravated, the other two work in overdrive, which then creates even more imbalance.  Understanding ourselves is also part of our eternal quest to understand our life’s purpose, our dharma.  Therefore the goal of Ayurveda is to align with the practices of yoga to help us all more easily enjoy and participate in life!  Learn more about Maharishi Ayurveda HERE.

Learn more about how yoga and essential oils can pair to support your wellness practices and everyday lifestyle by joining us for a two week online course, Essential Yoga Practice Sangha, beginning July 30.  This course is written for both yogis and essential oil enthusiasts, novice and seasoned students in each area. We will explore the world of aromatherapy, Ayurveda, and yoga and how they compliment each other. Yoga teachers will receive 10 CECs from Yoga Alliance when signing up for the second tier of the Sangha course. Text for the course is a copy of Essential Yoga Practice, and is included in the course fees! Register HERE or, if you are a yoga teacher, HERE and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!