Yoga psychology: An Indian approach to psychology

Vijendra Sahai
D.A.V. College

Yoga as an ever-developing field of research, attempts to gain validity for concepts such as the supermind, the Divine etc., which are at the focus of some recent yogic research. It has been said that Yoga was for long kept secret and was accessible for a select few only, but the time has come now to make it accessible for all of humanity. With reference to Yoga, we may say that there exists a psychology which takes into consideration the whole man -- his mental, moral, physical and spiritual aspects. Yoga,unadulterated, still stands the test of centuries. Nothing, so far, has surpassed the religious, scientific, mental, moral and even physical disciple of Yoga. The present paper examines in detail the concerns outlined above.

This paper was presented at the
National Conference on
Yoga and Indian Approaches to Psychology

Pondicherry, India, September 29 - October 1, 2002