Author: Jayadeva Yogendra
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Jayadeva Yogendra
Publisher: The Yoga Institute
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185053219
The superior state of awareness the Yoga practitioner enjoys, provides him a ring side view to life. He looks at various events that pass before his eyes not with tension but with nonchalance, not by getting caught up in stress and strain but rather remaining a witness (Saksi) to the slow unfolding drama of life.
Stress management techniques in comparison work on peep-hole view of the reality of life. A little relaxation or recreation and low level attitude training that goes into stress management courses does not even scratch the surface of the matter.
The awareness and attention that such measures develop has been compared to the concentration of a predator when it jumps on its prey. The concentration does not spill over into the whole personality to establish a higher focus (Bhumi) of consciousness and resulting widening of horizon.
In Yoga, Ekagra Citta Bhumi (steady state of one pointedness) is a product of many wholesome traits (Bhuvas) like self direction (Dharma) , concentration and resulting knowledge (Jnana), objectivity (Vairagya) and self efficacy (Aisvarya) . Such a Citta in turn produces deep insight (Nibsreyasabetu) into all problems of life.
The other advantage that classical Yoga can depend on is its psychophysical procedures that are corelated to the mental processes.
It is a two way traffic here the body and the limbic system influencing the mind and at the same time perception and conation influencing the body. Managing stress at the very base foundation level and reaching upto a wide overview of life is the Yoga way of managing stress.
The Reference in this book is mainly to Special Camps For Psychosomatic Diseases being organized monthly for 2 days each in The Yoga Institute
Specific Psychosomatic Diseases Covered
1) Cardiac and Hypertension.
2) Orthopaedic Including Arthritis and Spondylosis.
3) Gastro Intestinal Diseases.
5) Respiratory Including Asthma, Bronchitis.
6) Stress Management.
SECTION I: MAN AND MIND
(1) Man and Mind
(2) Sattwa and Buddhi
(3) Faith and Certainly
(4) Cognitive Appraisal and Stress
(5) Non-Errorneous Cognition
(6) From Balanced (Sattwa) to unbalanced (Rajas) mental state
(7) 'I' for identification
(8) Feelings and Emotions
(9) Citta the Executive
(10) Mind (Manas)
(11) Stress management-Ancient and modern
(12) Traits and Factors affecting mental states
SECTION II: YOGA SADHANA
(1) Stress Pratyaya Sarga and Psychosomatic Diseases
(2) Cardiovascular Diseases
(3) Musculoskeletal Diseases
(4) Gastro-intenstinal Diseases
(5) Endocrine Diseases (Diabetes)
(6) Respiratory Diseases
(7) Psychogenic Diseases
(8) Neurosis 75
(9) Affective Disorders (Depression)
(10) Psychotics Disorders
Topics under alphabets 'G' to 'J'
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