The Relationship Between Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mental Health

Updated: Feb 11

By Claudia Carballal

December 10, 2020


As a life coach with a Vedic counseling background and a focus on Yoga psychology, I am equally interested in Yoga and Ayurveda for mental health. When people refer to Yoga, they think of the Yoga asanas or exercises. However, Yoga asanas are only a small portion of what the entire body of Yoga science offers.


Similarly, when people refer to Ayurveda, they think primarily of Panchakarma treatments and nutrition for body detox. Although Ayurveda is a wonderful alternative medicine method for healing and rejuvenation of the body, Ayurvedic treatments and approaches also have a direct effect on the mind and overall well-bei