Ayurveda and Yoga form a close symbiosis. Yoga exercises (yogaasanas) can be practised as a supplementary expedient to Ayurveda because many ayurvedic treatments uses yogic methods for treating disorders in the human body. The root of Ayurveda and yoga originate from the same philosophical matrix. Both are based on the ancient holy Sanskrit texts of India. Both explore the interplay of body and mind in the sense that both systems aim at maintaining good health as well as treating diseases/disorders that occur from disturbed balance.