Practice of the Month


GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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17 Apr 2024


Healing From Within: Addressing the Emotional Imbalance for Health and Well-Being

Healing From Within: Addressing the Emotional Imbalance for Health and Well-Being 

Shri K. C. Jain
Treasurer, IYA & Managing Trustee,
Akhil Bharatiya Anuvrat Nyas

When it comes to our health, we never take chances. At the manifestation of the slightest symptom, we either undertake self-medication or seek help. Most of us turn to allopathy for solutions. But diseases that afflict our physical and mental state are rooted in our emotional state and while modern science has been immensely successful in diagnosing that the symptoms being manifested in the body are rooted within, it may not always have the answers. Today, taking off from this premise, we will see how health and disorder are visualized in Preksha Meditation.
Let us begin with a simple example. What is a fever? Is it a disease or is it merely pointing to the symptoms of disease? Perhaps we’ll all agree that a fever is only a symptom of a disease which could be anything from a simple infection to something life-threatening, such as cancer. What is important to note is that by merely treating the symptom, the fever, the disease cannot be treated. For that, we have to get to the root of the disease.

Along this vein, let us add another example. Nowadays, it is fairly common to hear that underlying almost all diseases is stress. This stress could be due to any reason, and in working professionals, its occurrence has become quite common, with much emphasis being laid within organizations on effective stress management to improve the productivity, creativity, and decision-making in individuals at the lower levels as well as in the higher echelons of management. But again, what many of us do not understand with regard to stress is that it is rooted in emotional disorders afflicting us, such as anger, fear, greed, ego, jealousy, etc. This stress is only a symptom of what is an emotional disorder and without treating the cause, it is improbable that we will find a lasting cure to this problem. It might appear utopian, but if one is able to overcome these emotions, there will be no stress. But if the diagnosis itself is wrong, how can there be cure?

Now, some of you might believe that the answers to keeping stress, anxiety and other such disorders at bay are easily found by what youngsters also call “popping some pills”. Modern science has delved deep to find the solutions and has come up with path-breaking technology and medicines. However, these have only been successful in remedying the external symptoms, the physical manifestations, while some disorders occur at a psychosomatic level, where even science acknowledges its limitations.

The focus on treating the physical aspect of the disease has, in many instances, created dependence on medicines for life. This is perhaps why many people complain about not being able to find a cure for their ailments and seek alternative therapies. While modern-day science looks for credible alternatives to heal at a deeper level, it is the ancient age-old wisdom of Indian spiritual and meditational sciences which take us beyond the physical and address the root cause of the diseases at a holistic level. Thus, the science of meditation seeks to cure from within what is manifest as a disorder at the external level.

In Preksha Meditation, the focus is on treating the emotional aspects in order to treat the physical and mental disorders. The objective is to correct the imbalance in our emotions, our state of mind, or in Leshya. Addressing the state of Leshya in our being can lead us to correcting the emotional disarray within us, helping in effectively creating order in our physical being.

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