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Yogic Concepts

Yogic concept of human body

According to the World Health Organization ( WHO) the state of health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity. As per the yogic tradition and taittariya upanishadic principles, there are five sheathes of existence of man called ‘kosha’ yogic management ( Yoga therapy) provides various techniques to bring back the balance of each koshas.(Study more in TTC & therapy class)

  1. Annamaya Kosha( physical ) – Asanas, kriyas, diet and relaxation
  2. Pranamaya Kosha ( pranic) – pranayama, breathing techniques, etc.
  3. Manomaya Kosha ( Mental) – Mediation , devotional sessions, alpha music therapy
  4. Vijnanomaya Kosha ( rational) – National corrections through counseling
  5. Anandamaya Kosha – Practice of joy in all circumstance and work in relaxation ( Karma Yoga, Seva Yoga)

Chakras ( Psychic energy centers)

If the aim is to relax and gain optimum physical benefit from yoga practices, it is necessary to concentrate on something(Dristi or Focus) by directing the mind to a specific region of the body or the breath, the effect will be increased. These particular region is called chakras nothing but Energy centers or whirlpool. associated with the major nerve plexuses (endocrine glands of the body). Chakra will damages when you don’t do exercise or if you add toxin from tablets, medicines. So you need to heal or balance your chakras with specific yoga process. The major chakras are seven in number and are located along with the pathway of the spinal cord from the base of the spine to crown . Different Sanskrit alphabets, petals, Bija mantra ( sound), Elements, color, Mudra are used for Chakra ( for more details- TTC)

Differences between Yogasana and Physical exercise

YogasanaPhysical Exercise
Aim to achieve sense of well-beingAwards and trophies
Static in natureDynamic
Slow, steady movementsFast movements
Possible to practice throughout life without limitationsThere is limitations ( age, injury)
No fatigue and injuryFatigue and injury
No violent muscle movementViolent muscle movement
Stimulates para sympathetic nervous systemStimulates sympathetic nervous system, etc
Solutions ( weight loss) is permanentSolutions may not be permanent.
YogasanaPhysical Exercise

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