Ayurveda and Yoga are sister Vedic sciences
from India that are united for thousands of years
for the sake of healing
body, mind and consciousness. 

Generally speaking, Ayurveda deals more with the health of the body, while Yoga deals with purifying the mind and consciousness, but in reality they complement and embrace each other.  The Harvard Medical School has conducted research and scientifically proved  the effect of Pranayama Yoga (meditation) on human health.

While many people view Yoga as a gentler way to exercise, most long-time practitioners realize that yoga is not just physical -- it creates balance in mind, emotions and consciousness as well. 

Yoga in Sanskrit means "union" or "to join together" and Ayurveda in Sanskrit means "Science of Life ".  It refers to the union of body, mind and soul. Both Ayurveda and Yoga help the body and mind become stronger thus affecting our soul or self, the ATMA.

Yoga is part of Ayurveda…
Yoga is important for dissolving physical stress and calming the mind before meditation as it rejuvenates the body, improves digestion, and removes stress. It balances all three doshas Vata Pitta and Kapha. Yoga postures tone every area of the body, and cleanse the internal organs of toxins, which is one of the goals of Ayurveda.

And Ayurveda is part of yoga
Yoga practitioners can benefit from the ayurvedic daily routine as part of their yoga practice. For instance, abhyanga (ayurvedic massage) helps remove toxins from the body and relaxes the muscles for yoga practice. That's why traditional yoga schools have always taught ayurvedic principles as well as yoga asanas, because the two are so interdependent.