Category Archives: Yoga Psychology

Emotional Regulation in the Yoga Sutras

Emotional Regulation in the Yoga Sutras

zDr. Richard Panico bridges the gap between Yoga-based psychology and western scienceAlthough Yoga is formally a system of liberation, it can be employed to teach skills of emotional regulation. In this article, Dr. Richard Panico bridges the gap between Yoga-based psychology and western science that offers a four-part system of emotional Full Story

The Koshas as Yoga Therapy

The Koshas as Yoga Therapy

Swami Vidyananda, senior Integral Yoga monasticBy Swami Vidyananda

In the world today, most people approach the study of Yoga through the asanas (physical postures). And for many schools, that’s where the study of Yoga ends. People want to be healthy and have a trim physique. … Full Story

Integral Psychology of Yoga

Integral Psychology of Yoga

BhavananiDr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, son of  Dr. Swami Gitananda and director of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) in Pondicherry, India, continues the scientific work of  his father. In this article, Dr. Bhavanani gives a beautiful overview Full Story

Yoga and Emotions

Yoga and Emotions

KripaluLife inevitably presents us with a wide array of emotions, both positive and negative. While most of us embrace feeling happy, in love, or peaceful, we often resist what we label negative emotions, such as fear, anxiety, and grief. Although … Full Story

Yoga Psychology vs. Western Psychology

Yoga Psychology vs. Western Psychology

TureyaAshramYoga psychology is a normative science and is practically maintained by a form of scientific moderation through the examination and self-exploration of Yoga, the same system of Yoga which has been in existence for more than 5,000 years. Yoga psychology, … Full Story