Less well-known but extremely profound in its theory and application as both medical system and as internal alchemy is the stream of Ayurveda that I have referred to as Tantrik Ayurveda for the last 20 years.
Since 1993 when I cam into contact with Ayurveda I have been struck with the existence of basically two streams of this great science and art. To this day the Tantrik system of Ayurveda remains virtually unknown to the public at large. The most popular type of Ayurveda aligns with Samkhya, Vedanta and Buddishm in its philosophical framework. this is the type of Ayurveda one sees in the common Ayurveda colleges of India and many institutions outside India such as the Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico and the College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley, California.