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Hindu yantra meditation plaque

Yantra mediation uses shapes and symbols engraved on to plaques to focus the mind. Mediation and yoga are recommended as part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurveda is a Hindu medical traditional that aims to preserve and restore balance in the body through holistic treatments including diet and exercise.

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A639039

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Glossary:

Glossary: yantra

A geometrical diagram used as an aid to meditation

Glossary: Ayurveda

An Indian medical tradition. Literally translated it means ‘Life Science’ and promotes mental and physical health through balancing biological elements. Ayurveda focuses on exercise, massage, yoga and meditation.

Glossary: yoga

Originally a Hindu spiritual practice, yoga is a system of meditation, breathing and a series of body positions. Yoga is carried out globally.

Glossary: holism

The theory that parts of the body cannot be explained without reference to the whole body.