YOGA is one of the most important facets of the Indian culture. It has a living tradition of more than five thousand years. As a philosophy no doubt, Yoga offers a transcendental vision of Reality, but more important than that is the fact, that as a practical discipline, it the most precise way to realize that vision. Though Yoga is meant essentially for our spiritual development, it also emphasizes the fact that this development is possible only when the body and mind are healthy. MUNI PATANJALI has described thus in the YOGA SUTRAS.
Yoga has developed a unique system comprising of numerous physical and mental practices. It makes the body and mind work at their highest level of efficiency and also helps in the removal of all those factors which would reduce this efficiency. For this purpose the Muni Patanjali has also described a way to purify the body and mind through ASHTANGA YOGA or the EIGHT LIMBED YOGA. Through these aspects of Ashtanga Yoga viz., YAMA, NIYAMA, ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHAR, DHARANA, DHYANA & SAMADHI it is possible to bring control over the vrittis or the thought waves and ultimately for the Soul to take its own original form. Thus though Yoga is a SCIENCE OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, It can also be used as a science of AROGYA (Health).
AYURVEDA is a Sub Veda of Atharvaveda which means the science of life. It has a tradition to balance and create harmony between mind, body and spirit, by preventing or curing any diseases, or ailments thus promoting a long and healthy life. It is a complete Holistic Medical Science, which has its own way of understanding a living body. As rightly said, it is balance of the three humors or trigunas, seven components and well kindled gastric fire that will keep one healthy not only physically but also mentally.
PANCHAKARMA means purification of our systems through biological or natural means that rejuvenates the human being as a whole. It strengthens the immune system and removes vitiated doshas out from the body. It is Swedan, Vaman, Virechan, Nasya and Raktamokshana
NATUROPATHY is a system of curing diseases as well as prevention of diseases by using natural resources such as Water, Air, Mud, Clay, Sunlight, and Natural food and Manipulation (MASSAGE). Naturopathy recognizes that body possesses ability to resist disease and has an inherent mechanism of recovery and self- regulation. Naturopathy recognizes that personal health, environmental health and community health are part of a whole. Naturopathy teaches us the best way to achieve optimum health, to adapt right life style, developing self- esteem and a positive attitude towards life, eating fresh, wholesome natural food, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, taking plenty of rest and sleep, getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, learning to handle stress and preventing all negative influences of life.