Psy115 yoga therapy

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A presentation of how yoga can be used as therapy for our psychology elective, Counseling Psychology at the AdMU

(February 2012)

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Psy115 yoga therapy

  1. 2. What is it? <ul><li>yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline </li></ul><ul><li>it originated in ancient India </li></ul><ul><li>yoga is a practice </li></ul><ul><li>the goal is to attain a state of spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating </li></ul>
  2. 3. What is yoga? Why is it used in therapy? How is it used in therapy? How do you practice? OUTLINE
  3. 4. What is it? <ul><li>it is a Hindu philosophy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali </li></ul></ul><ul><li>there are other types of yoga </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jnana yoga (knowledge) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karma yoga </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ yoga” in Sanskrit has a literal meaning of “yoke” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A term for a system of abstract meditation or mental abstraction </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Why do people do it? <ul><li>varied reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>achieving moksha (liberation from samsara) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>different people, different purposes </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Buddha depicted in yogic meditation in Kamkura, Japan
  6. 7. Closeup of Vishnu, seated in the lotus position on a lotus. From depiction of the poet Jayadeva bowing to Vishnu, Gouache on paper Pahari, The very picture of devotion, bare-bodied, head bowed, legs crossed and hands folded, Jayadeva stands at left, with the implements of worship placed before the lotus-seat of Vishnu who sits there, blessing the poet.
  7. 8. Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance. Tamil Nadu, ca. 990, bronze. Freer Gallery, Washington DC
  8. 9. Tridevi, popular religious art print without copyright notice, available on many Hindu religious websites ca. 1920-1930 CE Indian Public domain
  9. 10. Yogi in Birla Mandir. Birla Mandir (Birla Temple) refers to different Hindu temples or Mandirs built by the Birla family, in different cities. Birla Mandir on the Naubath Pahad is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara, built entirely of white marble located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  10. 11. YOGA Image Sources Thyes (2004). The Buddha depicted in yogic meditation, Kamakura, Japan. Retrieved 12 February 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kamakura-buddha-1.jpg Image of a painting of Vishnu, from The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh (dated 1730 CE). Retrieved 12 February 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vishnu.jpg Ruedas, Thomas (2007, June 14). Image of Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance. Tamil Nadu, ca. 990, bronze. Freer Gallery, Washington DC. Retrieved 12 February 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shiva-nataraja.jpg Image of Tridevi (ca. 1920-1930), available on many Hindu websites. Public domain of India. Retrieved on 12 February 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tridevi.png Birla Mandir, Hyderabad. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12 February 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/.../ Birla _ Mandir ,_Hyderabad Birla Mandir, Hyderabad. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12 February 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Birla _ Mandir

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