About Us Contact Us Help




Dialogue With Sadhguru On Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda

Press Release

Sadhguru coming to MIT on May 22nd 2017

Dialogue with Sadhguru on Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda

Tickets @ http://www.spingo.com/calendar/event/6339446

Ayurveda, Siddha or Allopathy? What is the difference?

Sadhguru explains the difference between the three systems of ayurveda, siddha and allopathy. While allopathy is essentially chemical-based, ayurveda is a herbal-based medical system. Though many ayurvedic practitioners are receiving ayurveda training certificates in a month’s time nowadays, the classical Indian systems of medicine need enormous dedication. It is said that ayurveda has over 300,000 prescriptions, which a person has to know and imbibe before he can impart.

Siddha Vaidhya, the classical system from South India, is elemental in nature and comes more from the yogic science. The essential principle involves purifying the five elements in the system, which is the most basic practice in the yogic science.

Essentially the difference between Ayurveda and siddha and allopathy is just this – allopathy is purely chemical, chemical manipulation of the system. When it’s an emergency, you must use it. But if it’s a long… you know if it’s a chronic ailment which is going to be with you for a long time and you’re going to take some medicine for a long time, definitely popping pills for long periods of time is not a good thing.

So Ayurveda is herbal; herbs are also chemicals but in natural form. It’s way better than taking it in a synthetic form. Ayurveda needs a certain amount of application and knowledge because (Laughs) there are over three hundred thousand… okay? Three hundred thousand Ayurvedic formulations according to the ancient texts. Three hundred thousand formulations you have to understand if you have to really prescribe Ayurveda

So prescribing or practicing Ayurveda is a… it needs a lifelong involvement. These days I see people come from outside the country; they study Ayurveda for one-and-a-half months and they are certified ayurvedic teachers or doctors, practitioners, which is a very dangerous thing to do. Three hundred thousand formulations, how to give it, to whom to give it, when to give it is not a simple thing to understand, it takes a lot. Above all you need a phenomenal understanding of the body to be able to prescribe this.

Siddha is very different in the sense, siddha is essentially elemental in nature. This… there are herbs but essentially it’s elemental in nature. It comes more from the yogic science because the fundamental of yogic science is in Bhuta Shuddhi or in cleansing of one’s elements. This is an evolution from the yogic science and siddha vaidya was essentially formulated by Agastya Muni and they say Adiyogi himself practiced it and Agastya brought it to the south and only in the south, it lived; nowhere else.

Ayurveda, Siddha or Allopathy: What is the difference? - Dr. Devi Shetty with Sadhguru (YouTube Video)

A Revolutionary Approach to the Future of Medicine - Sadhguru at Duke University with Tracy Gaudet (YouTube Video)

Dr. Ben Doolittle in Conversation with Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine (YouTube Video)

What Can Western Doctors Learn from Yogic Science? - Sadhguru at Stanford School of Medicine (YouTube Video)

Sadhguru coming to MIT on May 22nd 2017

Dialogue with Sadhguru on Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda

7:00 PM Monday May 22, 2017

MIT Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave,

Cambridge, MA 02139, USA 

Register at following url


INDIA Exports for American Health Care Reform: Yoga and Ayurveda. Sadhguru will be in dialogue with four prominent doctors and researchers during this special public talk held as part of “Heal the Hurt” Harvard Medical School 2nd International Conference on Integrative Medicine.

Join us for a panel and lecture featuring Sadhguru on Health, Integrative Medicine, Yoga & Ayurveda


·         Dr. H. R. Nagendra  President, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA), India

·         Dr. John Denninger Director of Research  Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Harvard/MGH

·         Dr. David Frawley Vedic scholar and author of over 40 books on Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Sciences, New Mexico

·         Dr. Sara Lazar Researcher, Psychiatry Department at Harvard Medical School

Register At: http://www.spingo.com/calendar/event/6339446

Bookmark and Share | Share your Comments

Comments :
Post a new message

In this Issue
Our Voice And Yours

University of Toronto holds an early convocation for Precilla (Veigas) Dsouza, an Indian PhD student, who feared she may not live long!

Our Voice And Yours
'The Fabrication' Piano

The 9 “Artful” pianos in the city is each different from the other. “The Fabrication" Piano is by Lakshmi Narayan Kadambi and Grey Held. On May 21st, Thinkfolk will have a Kalamkari coloring event where adults and kids will color a billboard "Tree of birds" a contribution from kalamkari artists from Dwaraka, India.

'The Fabrication' Piano
New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar Palkhi Festival

The annual Palkhi festival organized by the New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar occurs every summer. It is an opportunity for devotees to welcome their beloved Shirdi Sai Baba home. This year's Palkhi Utsav (festival) started on Saturday, 13th May 2017 and was followed by procession to Groton temple site along with 100’s of devotees and then to Palkhi registered devotee homes.

New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar Palkhi Festival
Gandharva Choir: Indian Classical Music Choir

Meru Education Foundation and LearnQuest Academy of Music presents Gandharva Choir, an Indian Classical Music Choir conducted by Paandit Madhu Mudgal on June 24th in Weston, MA.

Gandharva Choir: Indian Classical Music Choir
Vision-Aid's "Charmer, Warrior, Guide" Set To Rock Boston, Raising Funds For The Visually Impaired

This year’s show 'Charmer, Warrior, Guide' is set to rock Boston on July 16th, 2017, and will help Vision-Aid raise funds to support its existing programs while expanding its reach to include two new locations In India in 2017.


You may also access this article through our web-site http://www.lokvani.com/

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Copyrights Help