Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy

The Five-Fold Integrated Yoga Program At IVAC has been carefully selected to create both equilibrium and fulfilment in all five of the Koshas (Sheaths) of the human body when practised.

The five disciplines of Yoga practised at IVAC which facilitate connection and understanding of your Korsha’s are: Asana -which deals with creating the correct postures, Pranayama, which teaches the Magic of breathing correctly, Mudra; which focuses on the importance of Psychological gestures; Bandha – the Yogic science of understanding and dealing with Energy locks and finally Dhyana – The Art of Meditation.

To give you some insight into the Korsha’s, which, according to the teachings of Yoga, show that you actually possess five bodies that belong to your entire overall makeup, which reach out far beyond your physical body. Each of these bodies is connected to your deepest soul. Your soul knows exactly what your purpose is, and exactly what you should be doing. Your soul self can only operate from a place of union, love and joy. In essence, your soul self is your highest self-personified.

In our series of blogs on the Koshas, we aim to show you exactly how interconnected your physical, energetic, spiritual and intellectual selves truly are. Your Koshas are named and describe the following aspects about yourself. They are known as the Annamay Kosha (Physical body), Pranamay Kosha (Energy body), Manomay Kosha (Mental body), Vijnanamay Kosha (Psychic body) and Anandamay Kosha (Spiritual body).

Asana

Yoga and Ayurveda are two sides of the same coin. IVAC’s therapeutic yoga instructor will teach guests the appropriate Asanas (correct postures) according to their ailments to enhance the healing potential of Ayurvedic Treatments and modify their lifestyles. According to Ayurveda the practice of yoga is a very important natural and preventive measure to good health.

Pranayama

Pranayama Yoga teaches the magic of breathing correctly and involves breathing techniques to recharge the body with life energy. There are a multitude of breathing techniques that balance specific health issues and unblock areas of the body where prana in is blocked and can not flow.

Mudra

Mudra Yoga focuses on teaching the correct psychological gestures that are performed during yogic practice. Mudra means “gesture,” or “mark.” Often practiced with the hands and fingers. They facilitate the flow of energy in the subtle body and enhance one’s journey within.

Bandha

The Yogic science of understanding and dealing with Energy locks.The goal of working with the bandhas is to learn to control—and seal—prana (life force) within the central energy channel that runs along the spine. As prana flows freely along this channel, it brings stability and lightness to your physical body and helps dissolve emotional blockages thereby balancing your body, mind, and spirit.

Dhyana

Meditation simply means the state of awareness without the presence of thought, just pure and calm feel of the mind and emotions.

Meditation is not something that should be done in a particular position at a particular time. If you observe your body, mind and emotions without reacting to them that itself becomes meditation.