This book is about the ancient Indian philosophy of Yoga. Although of ancient origin, it holds significance for our times today. Its subject-matter is the trinity of mind, body and spirit. It is therefore of interest to everyone who wants to know the intricacies of the human psychology.
The precious science and wisdom of Yoga have been handed over to us over thousands of years ago. To explore it scientifically from the perspective of the needs of the current generation, it has been my humble desire to study this science with modern inputs so that it is researched again in the light of requirements of the present-recent times. As an essential part of the Integrated Therapeutic Approach called as Sanyukta Upchar Paddhati or Holistic & Integrated Medicine which I have devised and which has been explained by me in this book, I not only studied the science of Yoga but also implemented it in the therapy of the patients whom I treated. Upon this I conclude that Yoga is a boon to mankind, in the sense, the practice of this ancient science confers upon one a strong immune system, it improves health and ones personality, it enhances ones awareness, mindfulness, concentration, memory, mind body coordination, productivity and enthusiasm. It thus helps in combating various diseases that afflict one. It also reduces the daily stress and strain of life. I strongly recommend commencing a Yogic practice and inculcating a Yogic life style right from the young age of life. Of course, Yoga is meant for all, the young as well as the old. This small book provides one with the various aspects of Maharishi Patanjalis Ashtanga Yoga as a part of my Holistic & Integrated Approach of treating patients and also by itself, as a stand alone therapy. May we all benefit from the knowledge dispersed through these pages. Hari Om.
Yoga is the science of Psycho-engineering. Just as physical sciences and technologies involve kinetic and potential energies for their operation, similarly science of psycho-engineering and maantrika technology developed in ancient India was based on Bhaavanaa Sanskaara or psychic energy. Yogadar ana teaches us as to how to pool the psychic energy and utilize it in achieving various siddhis or divine powers. Yoga enables one to command over one's mental functions or processes. It helps us to develop a particular type of feeling suited to one's life. The present book is a humble attempt to delve deep into the various psychological concepts dealt with in Yogadarshana and to find out the relevance of psychotherapy available in Yogadarshana in the treatment of present day psychological disorders distressing the humanity at large.
YOGA THERAPY for MENTAL HEALTH: TREATMENT OF ADDICTIONS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SEXUAL & EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS
Author: ROGER MARTIN DAVIS,ADISA M. OMAR
Pubpsher: AKU PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Category: Health & Fitness
The long awaited revised 2nd edition of The Yoga Therapy Handbook has arrived! It is greatly expanded, colorful and much more descriptive than the original edition from 2007. The new version is contained in four distinct volumes (Book 1-4) that are being sold separately with an "a-la-cart" styling so readers can "pick and choose" from what works best for them as either a novice/beginner or advanced Yoga therapist. Perhaps, what is most intriguing, though, about this 2nd edition is that in the interim period the author made a dramatic and controversial decision to embrace Al-Islam. Accordingly, this edition wrestles with those quintessential elements that make a "comparative religion" flow to this text quite different than any other Yoga therapy book on the market today. The author also revives his review of the multicultural expressions as well in both Yoga Science and meditation practices. The creative artistic flair of the illustrator (Sue Jeong Ka) is still woven into the fabric of this text. This Fine Artist who is originally from South Korea (ROK) now lives and works in the USA (New York City. Surely, her talents have expanded since the first edition and we hope with the "print edition" to follow she add some new illustrations to enliven this text.