Ayurveda, or Ayul (Life) – Veda (Text), means the Text of Life. This ancient medical literature passed through the generations that details herbal medicinal practices to give miraculous results. Yoga, on the other hand, is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which enhance health.
Both Yoga and Ayurveda originated from the Hindu sacred texts from the 1900BC written in Sanskrit, the Vedas. Ayurveda was part of Upaveda, while Yoga has its earliest mentions in Rigveda. These useful Yoga and Ayurvedic practices were adapted early on by Buddhist visionaries. Sri Lanka being a Buddhist nation took up Ayurveda millennia ago, and turned it into customized native form of medicine. It is unknown when Yoga appeared in Sri Lanka, but perhaps it was brought in by ancient Yogis and Siddhas from India who found retreat in the deep forests and caves of the island. Today both Yoga and Ayurveda remain miraculous disciplines that amaze those who experience it.
So make sure to savor the best of Yoga and Ayurveda during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Relax and rejuvenate to the calming fragrance of herbal medicine. Pamper yourself with Ayurvedic Oil Massages that make you feel like you’re in heaven. Indulge with delicious and healthy natural food with medicinal properties, and refreshing herbal drinks and juices. Enjoy stretching your muscles and calming your mind with some Yoga and meditation. Have the ultimate holiday where you don’t just forget or let go of your stress and pain, you actively remove it.
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