Yoga and Ayurveda are the ancient life-disciplines that have been practised in India for centuries. The main objective to practice each is to achieve longevity, rejuvenation and self-realization.
As we know Ayurveda is the science of life where Yoga is the science of union with the Divine, with Truth. In Hinduism, the goal of life is to get salvation. And the path is not so easy. It’s also a time-consuming process. Ancient Munis wanted to live for thousands of years through meditative consciousness to get final beatitude. That’s why Yogis discovered Yoga with Ayurveda. They adopted both systems as the part of their life equivalently.
Ayurveda can be practised successfully by anyone for the achievement of good health and longevity where Yoga is liberation, although only certain disciplined individuals are able to obtain this ultimate goal through these practices. Yoga is the path of getting salvation. And Ayurveda gives assistance. It is necessary first to understand both. None of these practices stands alone.
Yoga has six branches and Ayurveda has eight branches which we will discuss in our subsequent articles.