Ayurveda„ intertwined with yoga techniques and .. The term comes from the Sanskrit words Ayur, meaning life, and Veda, meaning knowledge or science~
~Pranayama — breathing exercises. Practicing pranayama helps you feel calm. ~Abhyanga — rubbing the skin with herbal oil to increase blood circulation and draw toxins out of the body through the skin. ~Rasayana — using mantras (repeated words or phrases) during meditation combined with certain herbs to rejuvenate a person. ~Yoga — combining pranayama, movement, and meditation. Yoga has been shown to improve circulation and digestion, and to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels, anxiety, and chronic pain. ~Pancha karma — cleansing the body to purify it and reduce cholesterol. Practitioners use methods that cause sweat, bowel movements, and even vomit to cleanse the body of toxins. ~Herbal medicines — prescribing herbs to restore dosha balance.