Volume 1 Issue 2
Mental Health and Wellbeing through Yoga
Yogacharya Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani*
Yoga, an ancient cultural heritage of India, understands health and well being as a dynamic continuum of human nature and not a mere ‘state’ to be attained and maintained. Yogi Swatmarama, author of the Hathayoga Pradipika, one of the classical Hatha Yoga texts gives us the assurance, “One who tirelessly practises Yoga attains success irrespective of whether they are young, old decrepit, diseased or weak”.
Bridging the Campus/Community Divide through Yoga: Surveying Student Experiences Delivering a Yoga-Based Classroom Intervention
Maryanna Klatt*, Jane Case-Smith, Roshini Srinivasan
Borne of a campus-community partnership formed to bring needed health and wellness initiatives from the campus to an adjacent inner-city, low socioeconomic status (SES) community, the overall aim of this study was to explore if yoga could serve as a point of connection between college students engaging in service learning and elementary students attending a local public school. An 8-week yoga program was designed to facilitate boundary crossing for the college and elementary students who live in close proximity yet in stark contrast to one another.
Effects of Long Term Yoga Practice, Breathing, and Meditation on Cognitive Function and Emotional Control: A Review of the Literature
S. Marozzo, E Cè*
The practice of Yoga consists of three main activities: control of posture (asana), conscious control of breathing (pranayama), and control of mental activity (meditation). This review is focused on the possible role of Yoga (the combination of asana, pranayama, and dhyana), and pranayama and dhyana alone in generating measurable and observable changes in cognitive function and emotional control.