The word Yoga is derived from Sanskrit root word ‘Yuj’ meaning to unite or to join or yoking. Sage Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutra defined Yoga as “Yoga Chittavritti Nirodha”. Chitta stands for mind, Vritti are thought impulses, nirodha refer to removal. So Yoga is the removal of the fluctuations of the mind.

The sages of ancient India explained about Ashtanga Yoga, the eight fold process to attain the purification of body, mind and soul as well as to achieve union with the Supreme Being. They are:

  • Yama (universal ethics)
  • Niyama (principles of self conduct)
  • Asana (Body postures)
  • Pranayama (Breathing Exercises)
  • Pratyahara (withdrawal and control of senses)
  • Dharana(keeping the mind steady and concentrated)
  • Dhyana (meditation)
  • Samadhi(state of higher consciousness).

Both Ayurveda and Yoga have their origin from the Vedas, the Indian treaties of wisdom. Yoga and Ayurveda are inter-related in various aspects as both are based on Samkhya philosophy .The uniqueness of both the sciences is that both are completely natural and focus on the individual as a whole considering the status of three humors of the body (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and of the mind (Satvik, Rajasik and Tamasik).

Yoga is the spiritual quest aiming at ultimate freedom. A person who is regularly practicing yoga postures and breathing techniques achieve health, happiness, tranquility, and knowledge. Yogasanas, Pranayamas and dhyana are the great way to improve physical and mental well being. One can practice them with comfort and privacy of home if one learns the technique under expert guidance. Aadya Ayurveda customizes the yogic postures, Pranayamas and Dhyana after deciding individual's unique mind-body constitution (tridosha and triguna). The practices help to stay healthy and expand the consciousness and to take yoga practice to a deeper level.


Yoga is a profound system of holistic health which originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It is the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines aimed at attaining a state of permanent peace. Yoga was first put into written form by Patanjali, the father of Yoga. He wrote a series of verses, or scriptures, known as Yoga Sutras, that are at the core of all Yoga practices. In Yoga Sutras, Patanjali indicates that the ultimate goal of Yoga is a state of permanent peace or Kaivalya.



Aadya holistic yoga Holistic Yoga is a lifestyle approach that combines the ideal of holism and the practice of Yoga. Yoga focuses on a person's entire routine. We at Aadya Ayurveda Healthcare share a deep commitment to both practice and teaching of Yoga. Our comprehensive system integrates Yoga into all aspects of your life so that there is a progressive improvement in your lifestyle. We believe that each individual has his own level of commitment and interest in Yoga. Yoga instructors at Aadya Ayurveda Holistic Retreat are committed to your personal goals from Yoga. At Aadya, you will learn to apply the key concepts of both holism and Yoga to your daily life, thus creating a lifestyle. We integrate the tradition of Yoga in a contemporary and modern way, giving it a fresh and dynamic feel. At Aadya Ayurveda Holistic Retreat, you have ample opportunities to meditate in clean and pristine surroundings. We facilitate the journey to the centre of your very being; a journey to emotional freedom; and a journey to reawakening your unconditioned self.