Swasthya Yoga (Health/Therapeutic Yoga):
Yoga in reality is the Union. And the Union may be with any thing or one. And that thing/one may be good or evil. Therefore, Yoga may be good or evil. When Yoga or Union is happened with Wisdom is called Gyana Yoga (Yoga with Wisdom), and if that Union is with Health is called Swasthya Yoga (Yoga with Health). In this way, there are innumerable types of Yoga. You are here on this page, which describes about Swasthya Yoga (union with health), which in nature is transient, so it requires the continuous effort to maintain it.
The term `Swasthya` is a samskrita word, which is made of two elements `swa` and `stha`. Swa means the Self and stha means established. So, Swasthya means The Establishment in the Self. That person only will be called Swastha or healthy, who is Established in the Self. The English meaning of Swasthya is Health, which is made of two elements one `heal` and another `th`. Health means `Establishment in the Healing Element`. Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but the SELF.
Yoga`s constituents move you with a force in the Self which is the greatest healer, so it is considered also as a therapy and called Yoga Therapy. The word "therapy" comes from the Greek word therapeuein, meaning to heal, to take care of. Yoga Therapy heals and take care of the molecules of your body. All of you know that therapy is required only for a disease. Disease is made of two segments - `dis` and `ease`, thus dis-ease. The molecules, wherever and in whatever part of your body, mind and vital, lack ease, understand, there is disease or pain or grief. In another meaning, there Self lacks. If you are undergoing any physical, mental or vital dis-ease, let that part plunge into the Self, or let the Self move into those diseased molecules of your body, mind and vital part. Self can be moved and utilized only when see and handle the Self. First you require seeing then handling. To learn more about Self click me.
YOGA is a Science and Art, discovered by India, which has been used since ancient time to modern era, for Realization of SELF, so that you can obviously see and utilize your Self for wellness of body, mind, vitals and environment.
Followings are Yoga`s constituents which are used to overcome physical, mental, vital and environmental disorders:-
- Healthy Yogic / Herbal Foods
- Naadi Shodhan
- Neti (nasal cleansing),
- Dhauti (washing),
- Basti (enema),
- Nauli (abdominal contraction massaging),
- Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing) and
- Trataka (concentrated gazing)
- Yama (Moral Conducts or Self Controls)
- Ahimsa (non-violence)
- Satya (truthfulness)
- Asteya (non-stealing)
- Brahmacharya (celebacy)
- Aparigraha (non-cravings)
- Niyama (Observances)
- Saucha (cleansing or purification)
- Santosh (contentment)
- Tapa (austerity)
- Iswara Pranidhan (Surrender to Dharma)
- Asana (Postures),
- Pranayam (Breathing Tehcniques),
- Bandh (Inner muscular locks),
- Mudra (Gestures)
- Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses from external objects)
- Dharana (Concentration)
- Dhyana (Meditation) and
- Samadhi (Trance or Super-conscious State of Mind)