Yoga Therapy as Western Medical Yoga
Yoga Therapy is a radio talk show discussing the concept of uniting Yoga with western Healthcare.
Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will talk about the therapeutic approach to yoga. They will look at using some of the strategies found in the Science of Yoga, in an integrative way with western medical practices. Listen as they review some of the differences between a therapeutic variation and the Spiritual Science of Yoga. Yoga as a diagnostic and restorative tool; a blend of western and eastern theories. Welcome to the Voice of Yoga; we are talking consciousness!
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Yoga Therapy Notes:
1. “Treatises on anatomy, physiology, and health, sustained by what is termed material law, are the promoters of sickness and disease. It should not be proverbial, that so long as you read medical works you will be sick.”pg. 179 S&H KTTS by MB Eddy.
2. “When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. Pg. 180
3. We cannot obey both physiology and Spirit, for one absolutely destroys the other, and one or the other must be supreme in the affections. Pg.182
4. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, pg.182
5. CS Lewis driving somewhere and you miss your turn; to continue going in this direction, may not get you closer to your destination. If the “Yoga” you practice does not include Brahmacharya (Carrier of Brahman) it is a modified system; A secular practice lacks; Spiritual backing.
6. The medical model focuses on Anatomy and physiology that is limited to muscles, bones, connective tissue, nerves, etc. The Spiritual model uses a three body system that includes the physical body, the astral/mental body (Chakra System) and the causal/Spiritual body. What is often overlooked is the role of the causal/Spiritual body as a template for a perfect, whole, healthy, harmonious, and free physical body.
7. It seems that they are more structured in the areas of physical performance of Asana. How to cue postures, how to sequence, keep everyone safe, understand goals and objectives. This is different from those systems of asana that are more do what you “feel” or the more aggressive approaches that seem to lean toward “no pain no gain.”
8. IAYT states, “This tradition recognizes that the human being’s essential nature is unchanging awareness that exists in relationship to and identification with the changing phenomena of the empirical world.” By contrast, Spiritual Science of Yoga begins with the transcendence of the identity from the empirical, to the unchanging.
9. IAYT states “The yoga tradition views humans as a multidimensional system that includes all aspects of body; breath; and mind, intellect, and emotions and their mutual interaction. Yoga is founded on the basic principle that intelligent practice can positively influence the direction of change within these human dimensions, which are distinct from an individual’s unchanging nature or spirit. The practices of yoga traditionally include, but are not limited to, asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, chanting, mudra, ritual, and a disciplined lifestyle.
10. George Bernard Shaw, said, “we have not lose faith in God, we have transferred it to the medical profession.”