Ayurveda Association of Singapore (AAOS) is a not for profit organisation that was founded in 2009 by a group of active and committed Ayurvedic professionals and enthusiasts and we advocate wellness through holistic diet and lifestyle. AAOS aims to promote the awareness of Ayurveda as an evidence-based science as well as to ensure that the authenticity of this knowledge is preserved in the pursuit of globalising this ancient healing system. Our aim is to equip you with the fundamental knowledge so that you can make the right choice of diet and lifestyle for your families and friends.
We educate the general public, companies, government agencies, medical and healthcare workers, and aspiring Ayurveda professionals on authentic Ayurveda and Yoga both in and outside of Singapore.
AAOS is an association registered and regulated by the Society’s Act of Singapore. (Registration No: T09SS0026F ).
Yoga and Ayurveda are gaining popularity globally and these rapid growths has unfortunately led to the sprouting of commercialised and skewed approach to Yoga and Ayurveda. The mission of AAOS is to impart the authentic knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga by educating the general public on these 2 sciences.
AAOS vision is to help individuals and organizations incorporate a balanced approach to diet and lifestyle in their day-to-day life. Our hope is to see a healthy community with a well balanced approach to mind body and soul health. By understanding your mind body complex from an Ayurvedic and Yogic perspective you can achieve a well-balanced mind and body.
The wisdom of ayurveda
ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. The term ayurveda is derived from two sanskrit words, namely ayush (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Therefore, the term ayurveda translates to knowledge or science of life. The main focus of ayurveda is prevention and promotion of health through diet and lifestyle. Even though there is an excellent treatment protocol for diseases, the main aim of ayurveda is prevention of disease through diet and lifestyle.
According to ayurveda, we go through four stages in life (ashrama-s) and all of us have four primary goals (purushartha) classified into various aspects such as financial, personal, family, educational, spiritual and so on. One must have health as an overarching principle to attain any goals in life.
ayurveda explores in detail the “Science of Life” and perceives a close relationship between Human and the Universe. “As is the macrocosm (universe), so is the microcosm (individual)” says ayurveda (yatha pinde tatha brahmande). In order for anyone to be healthy, one must live in harmony with oneself as well as with the Universe. It further states that the whole Universe is an interplay of various principles that manifest as both energy and matter. Looks like Einstein’s theory of E=mc2 concurs with ayurveda-ic basic principle of the Universe. Even though ayurveda originated in India, its principles are universal and timeless.
ayurveda defines health as one who has a balance of all 3 dosha (vata, pitta, kapha), a balance of digestion (agni), a balance of dhatu (tissues) and whose mala (urine, faces and sweat) are eliminated properly and whose inner spirit, senses and mind remain in equilibrium.
Attend our ayurveda Foundation Certificate Course (AFCC) & ayurveda Nutrition Foundation Course (ANFC) and gain solid foundations on the principles and wisdom of ayurveda. Learn how to apply this ancient wisdom in the context of modern food and living standards. Personalise your diet and lifestyle for your family and friends for living in sync with natural rhythm of life. Contact us for more details
ayurveda yoga Philosophy Foundation (AYPF)
This is a unique program that systematically combines both ayurveda and yoga philosophies to deepen your understanding of yoga from an ayurveda perspective. For Yoga Practitioners and Teachers, our ayurveda yoga Philosophy Foundation (AYPF) program will help you deepen your understanding of all 8 branches of ayurveda & yoga. You will learn how to integrate the two “Sisters Philosophies” into your practices and teachings. The teaching and practice of yoga is incomplete without the strong foundation of the Philosophy behind ayurveda & yoga.
Attend our Ayurveda yoga Philosophy Foundation (AYPF) program and learn how to apply and personalise your classes based on your prakriti (individual constitution)
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