Jyotish and Ayurveda are an integral part of the holistic system, called Yoga, whose goal is self-realization and the attainment of the Unity state of consciousness. That is why sometimes they are called “Yogic Astrology” and “Yogic Medicine”. When all three disciplines are used together (Jyotish, Ayurveda, and Yoga), the best results are achieved, because through them we use the best techniques for working on a physical, astral and causal body.
Ayurveda provides the foundation for a healthy life through proper care of the physical body. Jyotish shows us how to neutralize and optimize the energy of karma, which applies to our astral body. Yoga helps us to awaken and connect with our soul and use the full potential of our causal body.
Jyotish observes health through the grahas (planets), not through doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) like Ayurveda, because each planet itself represents a certain dosha. By combining Jyotish and Ayurveda we can make more individualized nutrition and routine.
Ayurveda primarily works at the body level, while Jyotish’s remedies are much more effective at the emotional and mental level (fears, worries, tension, emotional and mental instability).
Also, Jyotish is the most effective at carmic diseases, which are not the result of the present wrong way of living but are part of the “debt” we carry with ourselves from previous lives. These diseases have unclear and indefinite causes. In such cases, Ayurveda serves only as support, while Jyotish plays the main role in healing.
Ayurveda is oriented in body-healing methods, while Jyotish in healing the inner being (mental and emotional level and the level of the soul) and the environment (Vastu). This approach is a combination of the last four Yoga limbs (pratyahara, dharana, dyana, and samadhi or withdrawal of the senses, concentration, contemplation, and meditation), and Jyotish remedies such as planetary meditation, upaya, yagya, use of precious stones, yantras and Vastu remedies.
Ayurveda and Yoga are connected through the first 4 yoga limbs (yama, niyama, asana, and pranayama or behavioral rules, moral principles, exercise, and breathing exercises) whose actions are more related to the physical level.
The goal of the integral approach of Jyotish, Ayurveda, and Yoga is a profound transformation, a healthy and fulfilled life where we use our full potential.