Yoga, the spiritual branch of Ayurveda is derived from the word YOGAM or UNION, relating to the union of body and mind. Yoga presents a system that creates a state of unification of mental processes and consciousness. Yoga not only describes all mental states, aspects and dimensions possible within the individual, but also advocates practical games to be played with the mind to control its functioning and to achieve peace. The life style regimens mentioned in Yoga are integral to Ayurvedic treatments.
The Yoga, with the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul, creates the symphony of life. There are various Asanas that help to attain this rhythm. Integral part of Yoga is Meditation, an antidote to the excessive stress of modern life resulting in health problems. It helps retrain response mechanisms so that we don’t react as strongly or as negatively to adverse situations. Meditation emboldens body’s immune system, wards off diseases and enables quick recovery from illnesses. Meditation helps mould a mind healthy, alert, positive and calm. This, in turn produces a body filled with vitality and health. Meditation practiced at MITRA complements the cleansing process and gives a light feeling on the mind and body by giving more PRANA or life force energy.