Category Archives: Yoga Psychology

An Introduction to Yoga Psychology

An Introduction to Yoga Psychology

One of the more beautifully developed sciences of spiritual-based psychology is Yoga psychology, the study of human psyche in relation to life and the larger dimensions of existence. This science, matriculated from the ancient tradition of Yoga, seeks to explain … Full Story

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