Yoga and Health

2 students

Definition & Importance of Health According to WHO; Dimensions of Health:
Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual;
• Concept of Health and Disease in Indian Systems of Medicine i.e. Ayurveda,
Naturopathy
• Yogic Concept of Health and Disease: Concept of Adhi and Vyadhi; Meaning and
definitions,
• Concepts of Trigunas, Pancha-mahabhutas, Pancha-prana and their role in Health
and Healing; Concept of Pancha-koshas & Shat-chakra and their role in Health and
Healing;
• Role of Yoga in preventive health care – Yoga as a way of life, Heyam dukham
anagatam; Potential causes of Ill-health: Tapatrayas and Kleshas, Physical and
Physiological manifestation of Disease: Vyadhi, Alasya, Angamejayatva and Ssvasa-
prashvasa.
• Mental and Emotional ill Health: Styana, Samshaya, Pramada, Avirati, Bhranti-
darsana, Alabdha-bhumikatva, Anavasthitatva, Duhkha and Daurmanasya
• Yogic Diet – General Introduction of Ahara; Concept of Mitahara; Classification in
Yogic diet according to traditional Yoga texts;; Diet according to the body
constitution ( Prakriti) – Vata, Pitta and Kapha as also Gunas.
• Concepts of Diet Pathya and Apathya according to Gheranda Samhita,Hatha
Pradeepika and Bhagavad Gita; Importance of Yogic Diet in Yog Sadhana and its role
in healthy living; Diet according to the body constitution ( Prakriti) – Vata, Pitta and
Kapha as also Gunas.
• Yogic Principles of Healthy Living: Ahara, Vihara, Achara and Vichara; Role of Yogic
Positive Attitudes (Maitri, Karuna, Mudita and Upeksha) for Healthy Living, Concept
of Bhavas and Bhavanas with its relevance in Health and well-being

Instructor

monika

UGC NET JRF in Yoga . Assistant professor yoga at TMU, Moradabad, UP.

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