Just how does Ayurveda synthesize with Yoga? How do these ‘sister sciences’ support and empower each other?
These are pretty big questions for those of us seeking Vedic knowledge, and fundamental questions for anyone trying to use yoga as therapy. Although some knowledge of Ayurveda seems pretty standard for yoga students, and some application of that knowledge in our practice and daily lives is something most of us share, we may not have considered the ‘classical Vedic scheme’.
Here is an excellent article by David Frawley on why to integrate Yoga and Ayurveda.
It seems to me quite reasonable why we should engage Ayurveda, it’s how each of us does that given our own constitutions and tendencies that is most interesting.