I A Y ANANDAMAYAKOSA TOTAL BLISS & FREEDOM VIJNANAMAYAKOSA PERFECT HEALTH & KNOWLEDGE MANOMAYAKOSA STRESS IS SPEED PRANAMAYAKOSA Integrated Approach of Yoga
IS MULTI DIMENSIONAL <ul><li>AND THUS PROVIDES TOTAL ANSWER TO THE CHALLENGE OF </li></ul>YOGA PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL Stress....
MANAH PRASAMANA UPAYAH YOGAH – Vasista <ul><li>YOGA IS THE SKILL </li></ul><ul><li>TO CALM DOWN THE MIND </li></ul>YOGA YOGAH CITTAVRTTI NIRODHAH YOGA IS TO GAIN MASTERY OVER THE MIND PATANJALI(900 BC)
Stress according to Patanjali Maharsi Patanjali uses the term klesa which aptly describes stress. In his text ‘Yoga Sutras’ (Yoga aphorisms) the klesas have been described thus: Avidya, asmita, raga, dwesha, abhiniveshaha, pancha klesa (P.Y.S : 2.3) The lack of awareness of Reality, the sense of egoism or ‘I-am-ness’, attractions and repulsions towards objects and the strong desire for life are the great afflictions or cause of all miseries in life.
Maharshi Patanjali YOGA IS A SCIENCE OF MIND & HELPS TO CONTROL MIND, DESIRE & REACTION TO STRESS SKILFUL – RATHER THAN A BRUTAL, MECHANICAL TECHNIQUE
Aurobindo YOGA IS A TECHNIQUE FOR TOTAL PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT AT PHYSICAL MENTAL EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL LEVELS
Stress according to Bhagavad Gita The whole process of origin of stress, its development, aggravation, and repercussions are narrated in a dramatic manner: Dhyayato visayanpunsa sangastheshuupajayate, Sangat sanjayate kama, kamat krodho abhijayate (Gita : 2.62) Thinking of objects, attachment to them is formed in a person, from attachment longing, and from longing anger grows. Krodhadbhavati sammohaha sammohatsmrithivibhrama. Smrhitibhransadbuddhinshaha buddhinasatpranashayati. (Gita : 2.62) From anger comes delusion, and from delusion loss of memory. From loss of memory comes the ruin of discrimination, and from the ruin of discrimination he perishes.
Bhagavad Gita ABILITY TO MAINTAIN INNER PEACE – AT ALL TIMES CALMNESS IN ACTION IS THE SECRET
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
<ul><li>Respiratory training – Pranayama (breathing and energy flow), </li></ul><ul><li>Postural training – Asana (physical postures), </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation training – (guided relaxation techniques), </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration training – Trataka, </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation. </li></ul>YOGA PRACTICES