and curative value. They bring man to the natural state
of tranquility, which is equilibrium. Yogic practices
help to bring natural order and balance to the neurohormones
and the metabolism and improve the endocrine system
and thus fortify one against stress. Yogic practices
for the treatment of stress and stress-related disorders
(such as hypertention, diabities, asthma and obesity)
are remarkably effective.
Ayurvrdic diagnosis and treatment, yogis deal effectively
with these disorders. Ayurvrda indicates which type
of yoga is suitable for different constitutions.
a prerequisite for spiritual health, meditation forms
part and parcel of yogic practice. It is known to bring
awareness, harmony and natural order to life. It awakens
the intelligence to make life happy, peaceful and creative
intelligence is the benediction of meditation.
results in increased relaxation, unlocking the storehouse
of energy within the body. Meditation can be incorporated
into any form of mind training that calms the body, increases
awareness and creates greater focus for any action that is
sincere, pure and heartfelt.
of meditation include a greater sense of relaxation in both
mind and body, Greater flexibility of thinking, an ability
to meet situations with freshness and insight. From the standpoint
of pure physical expression, it can help loosen the knots
and tensions trapped in the body disturbing emotions. It can
help to change both facial expression and body posture, thereby
softening and strengthening at the same time. These are some
of the possible results, but they are not the goals. Meditation
helps strengthen the positive qualities of compassion, patience
and wisdom and frees us of conflicting emotions and erroneous
are many forms of meditations silent sitting, chanting, praying,
and walking meditation, meditation that uses visualization
or focus on objects. Meditation can be found in almost every
tradition in the world if one were to look into their more
is the state of highest equilibrium during meditation, when
the individual consciousness merges into the cosmic consciousness.
All limitations vanish, the individual consciousness empties
itself and in that emptying process, consciousness expands.
Life changes and daily living becomes a new and fresh experience.
Life itself becomes meditation, for meditation it is not separate
from life but a part of life. Creative intelligence begins
to operate in the body, mind and consciousness and all problems
dissolve in this new expanded awareness However, one should
remember that all the beneficial results of committed and
the spiritual evolution of a man, Ayurveda is a foundation,
Yoga is the body and Tantra is the head. It is necessary first
to understand Ayurveda in order to experience the practices
of Yoga and Tantra. Thus Ayurveda, Yoga and Tantra form an
independent Trinity of life. None of these practices stand
alone. The health of the body, min and consciousness depends
on the knowledge and practice of these three in daily life.