Found 66 Articles for Indian Psychology

Yoga and Western Psychology

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 15:02:59
When one explores the enormous field of yoga, one finds that the physical practices we typically associate with it are only one facet of a well-developed philosophy that offers a psychological perspective on the human being. When we look at yoga from a broader angle, we find that many of the objectives of contemporary psychology are complementary to those of yoga. Psychotherapy and Yoga Many of the goals of psychotherapy and yoga practice are similar, including increasing health and bringing about cognitive, behavioral, and emotional transformation. They encourage reflection, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and connection to achieve these goals. Experience is ... Read More

Understanding Mind in Indian Philosophy

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 15:02:02
When we are engaged in a deep conversation with our friend, does the nitty-gritty of how our mind has been formulated ever come up? If not, this is the perfect opportunity and learn and discuss it in the next conversation. Introduction and Overview Defining the phrase when referring to the mind is crucial because it needs to be clarified-cut. The mind is not a part of the brain nor a processing system for data, according to the majority of Indian traditions. Instead, the idea of the mind is that it is a series of interconnected mental states that ... Read More

Types of Yoga: A Psychological Perspective

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 15:00:59
Over 5, 000 years ago, yoga first appeared in ancient India. It is a complete method that combines asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and moral guidelines. The most obvious and popular part of yoga is its physical practice, which entails adopting several positions and motions that enhance balance, flexibility, strength, and overall physical health. Yoga breathing exercises, or pranayama, are meant to assist in controlling breathing and expanding lung capacity. This has advantages for both the body and the mind because controlled breathing can help to lower stress and foster emotions of relaxation and well-being. Meditation, a component ... Read More

Transpersonal Psychology: Definition and Meaning

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:36:22
Transpersonal psychology is a field that emerged in the 1960s as a result of the triangular influences of the psychedelic movement, the introduction of Eastern and indigenous spiritual practices into Western psychology, and the development of humanistic psychology to include spirituality and transcendent experience as essential elements for exploring and comprehending the full range of human potential and consciousness. The field has gained acceptance among academics and professionals worldwide despite being primarily an American phenomenon. Currently, there are many different academic periodicals. What is Transpersonal Psychology? Transpersonal psychology studies exceptional human experiences and behaviors, transformative powers, and creative acts ... Read More

Theoretical Bases of Spiritual Psychology

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:35:33
Have you ever wondered who you are and why you are here? What is it that keeps you going? For many of us, the answers to these questions are rooted in spirituality. One might be an atheist, but they still require something to make meaning of the world around them. Do studies show that having a sense of purpose relates to positive well-being? Theoretical Bases Levin's (1994) work by creating a paradigm with seven distinct explanatory processes, or pathways, that lead to positive health outcomes. The paths discussed below have some degree of overlap, but each process provides a ... Read More

The Seer and the Seen

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:34:49
According to Patanjali, the author of the classical text on yoga, yoga is the quieting of the vrittis (projections, turnings, motions, fluctuations). As a result, the seer's true or fundamental form is discovered. Otherwise, there is projection identification. Like Plato's shadows in the cave, mental vrittis are chimeras that people mistake for reality. Patanjali’s Views on the Seer According to Patanjali, in order to discover the truth about anything, the mind must be perfectly still. The initial state is the calm mind. However, impediments (kleshas) keep people from seeing the truth. What these kleshas are and how to get ... Read More

The Science of Kundalini

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:33:59
The human mind is undoubtedly the most developed and intricately structured biological entity. It serves as the home for our aspirations, feelings, thoughts, curiosities, and everything else that defines who we are. We are brains in a body. Our ancestors developed a technique to access their brains and increase their productivity. This technique is referred to as the Kundalini Chakra Awakening. What is Kundalini? Kundalini is a potential power that, when awakened, has a variety of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual repercussions. Kundalini is the biological mechanism of individual enlightenment and species' evolution toward greater consciousness. Prana, the life ... Read More

Role of Yoga in Improving Mental Health and Well-being

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:32:49
Yoga is a practice that has been practiced for ages and has been found to improve both physical and mental health. Many people have found success with yoga as a means of coping with the psychological impacts of a fast-paced lifestyle. Previous studies have shown that yoga causes physiological changes that reduce stress and improve well-being. Psychological Well-being and Yoga In general, two viewpoints have been used to define well-being. While the psychological perspective views well-being as the predominance of good characteristics, the clinical perspective views it as the absence of unfavorable conditions. Most of the six general criteria ... Read More

The Mirambika Experience

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:31:22
The Mirambika experience is unique and transformative, designed to help students grow and develop in every aspect of their lives. Mirambika is a non-traditional school based on Sri Aurobindo's Integral Education principles. This means that, in addition to providing a strong academic foundation, Mirambika also focuses on its students' spiritual, emotional, and physical development. The following text will examine a typical day for a student at Mirambika and their involvement with its 'curriculum.' History of Mirambika Opening its doors in 1981, the Mirambika school was a product of the visions of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Situated in New ... Read More

The Manovigyan: Ancient Indian Understanding of Psychology

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 13:30:26
In India, psychology as a field of study experienced a fresh start during the initial ten years of the twentieth century. An examination of the literature reveals that contemporary ideas and conceptions continue to form the foundation of most Indian universities' research and educational initiatives. To improve their career development, Indian psychologists inhabit two alternate realities: one of western-influenced academic psychology and a second of less formalized scholarship. As a corollary, the varied specializations and life circumstances of Indian clinicians did not contribute to the advancement of academic psychology. Even though psychology has come a long way in India, an ... Read More
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