"Patanjali's Yoga Sutras or aphorisms, written about 2600 years ago,
condense the yogic tradition that existed in India 3600 years before that time.
Yoga Sutras contain wisdom beyond space and time. This period was also the
golden period of Ayurveda. Both the disciplines are concerned primarily with the
well being of the body, though their aims are different. To achieve the aim of
yoga and become eternal with the universal soul or energy, one has to get over
the bondage with the body. For that one requires a healthy and strong body and
mind. Ayurveda the science of life of ancient India is primarily concerned with
optimum quality of life, longevity and freedom from ailments. Both the
disciplines integrate with each other on the well being of the body.
"The present book is written for the purpose of integrating yoga and Ayurveda for health and healing. The basic values like imbibing sattvic thoughts and getting rid of the tamasic thoughts are common in the texts of Patanjali as well as Caraka. The important feature of the book is the methods to imbibe this timeless and precious wisdom in our daily lives.
"After having given an account of Yoga and Ayurveda in
their historical, social and cultural perspective, the following two sections of
the book are devoted to Patanjali and basics of Ayurveda. The fourth section is
on the integration of yoga and Ayurveda. The last section that forms nearly half
of the book is on the practice of Ayurvedic yoga in everyday life. The book can
be a precious guide to manage stress, to enhance concentration and memory and to
give you hundreds of other valuable suggestions for health, harmony and peace of