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WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
October 2014 (Blog posted by Admin)

Ayurveda or the "science of longevity" is the traditional Indian system of cure. It is known to promote positive health, natural beauty and long life. Ayurveda is based on universal principals and is a living, growing body of knowledge as useful today as it was in earlier centuries.

Ayurveda believes that ideally nature and human beings should be in perfect harmony. Diseases occur when the equilibrium between these two is disrupted. Restoration of this fundamental balance, through the use of nature and its products is the main goal of this medical system. It is possible to maintain and sustain good health by believing in the curative powers of the life force, by obeying the laws of nature and by maintaining a constructive and healthy mental attitude.

Evidently, Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole. The stress is on prevention of bodily ailments and nor just curing them. There are no distressing side effects and it has...

INDIA - THE BIRTHPLACE OF YOGA
September 2014 (Blog posted by Admin)

The basis of any sophisticated philosophical speculation is the leisure made available to a section of the society by the surplus produced. In ancient India too, the post-Vedic (600 B.C. onwards) prosperity saw the development of the Vedic speculation crystallising into various distinct philosophical systems. And by the beginning of the Christian Era there were a number of philosophical systems in vogue. These systems were broadly categorised into Astika and Nastika or the Orthodox and Heterodox the former believing in the ultimate authority of the Vedas and the latter discarding it.

While three systems were regarded as Nastika (Charvaka, Jaina and Buddha), the six Astika systems were Nyaya, Vaisesika, Mimansa, Vedanta, Samkhya and Yoga. Of these six Orthodox systems perhaps no other system has invoked as much curiosity (and following) in the West as the Yoga has done. Since its introduction to the West during Counter Culture phase of the 60s, today there are more Westerners practicing Yoga...
 
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