According to Yoga health

What said the yoga classic about her health? He was ever in the crosshairs of the yoga care for and maintain the health of the body? What the definition is of health in yoga? Kausthub Desikachar responds to these questions and many more in this article.

Kausthub Namaste

In the teachings of the Yoga is speaks of her health from different perspectives. In the Yoga - yourTRA of Patānjali defines a good health as a State in which the mind is at the same time alert and in peace. In Sanskrit, described with the set of words Città vrtti nirodha, which is the very definition of Yoga: the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. So from this perspective We can be defined as the ability to obtain and maintain a State of Yoga, in which the mind is able to achieve their potential and at the same time be relaxed, without fluctuations.

Patanjali use another term called Kaya-sampat, which translated literally means "the wealth or abundance of the body". Explains that the abundance of the body you can analyze with four parameters: Rupa: form healthy, lavanya: body radiant, bullet: healthy and strong body functioning and vajrasamhanahananatva: resistance.

In the Vyasa-Bhashya, one of the first reviews of the Yoga-sutra, are defined disease with the words rasa dhatu karana vaisamyam. Vaisamyam means imbalance or disharmony, viewing disease as a State of imbalance of the dhatus (7 structures of support fundamental body), Rasa (body fluids) and karana (the skills sensual of the body). If the disease arises as a consequence of an imbalance of these three elements, is can assume that in a State optimum of health them three are in balance or harmony: rasa dhatu karana samanam. Samanam means harmony or balance.

The characteristics of a healthy person

From the point of view of the Yoga, a person healthy has a body that has abundance / wealth ()Kaya Sampat), a breath which gives vitality, clarity and peace of mind, a positive attitude and the ability to express emotions healthily. Yoga perceived holistically and multidimensional concepts of health and disease, making it clear that health is reached only if there is harmony in all levels of the human being.

According to Patānjali the disease is expressed through four symptoms: dukha, daurmanasya, angamejayatva, svasaprasvasa. Dukham means alterations emotional. Daurmanasya: the mind becomes negative and pessimistic towards yourself and others. Angamejayatva: symptoms physiological in form of pain, tremors, alterations of temperature body and alterations of the breath, that is in fact the symptom more important.

What is what we get sick?

Yoga ensures that there are many causes such as:

  1. Customs food unsuitable or a style of life inappropriate.
  2. The inability to accept and adapt to internal and external changes.
  3. The attachment to attitudes self-centered and possessions materials. An excessive relationship with the senses.
  4. Prajnapardam: a mistake being aware that it is a mistake, as for example smoking knowing that it is harmful to health.
  5. And, as a final cause, the lack of an attitude and lifestyle focused on spirituality.

Yoga guidelines for maintaining good health

  • ahara: a diet healthy,
  • Vihara: a healthy and conscious lifestyle,
  • Bhavana: a healthy and positive attitude towards oneself and the world,
  • sadhana o abhyasa: practices that involve the body, breath and mind. In sadhana We have tools as asana, pranayama, mudra

If put in practice those four aspects we use an approach holistic to obtain a State of health holistic. The wonder of the Yoga is that us offers an approach multidimensional to live a life healthy with numerous tools. He Yoga also us teaches that have that find them tools that are them more appropriate for us, having in mind certain parameters as our age, our moment vital, our capabilities and the time of the year, among others. In order to enjoy optimal health every individual they must adapt their personal practice. The concept of "one-size-fits-all" does not work in yoga.

Tips for a healthy lifestyle

The great Yogi yogacharya T. Krishnamacharya It gave us 5 simple guidelines to maintain good health:

    1. Lift is early, honor the Sun and make your practice daily.
    2. Keep a food healthy and adopt a style of life healthy.
    3. Face life with a positive attitude.
    4. Have a relationship positive with your surroundings and the environment.
    5. Make a work of self guided by a teacher or through one's own family.

Kausthub Desikachar and Evelyn Einhaeuser. Translation by Dana Ginevro. Review by Arantxa Corrales

Spain visits the yogaterapeuta and trainer of teachers Kausthub Desikachar to give workshops to Yoga teachers may 21 in Barcelona and the May 22 in Madrid. Of the 9 to the 11 of September is invited by the school Pranamanas Yoga therapy in San Sebastian. Will make consultations particular of Yogaterapia open both to practitioners as to not practitioners of yoga the Friday 20 of mayo in Barcelona and the Monday 23 de mayo in Madrid. More information by writing to or in
Kausthub Desikachar form to yogaterapeutas in Brussels and the next promotion begins in August 2016. For more information about the training:

Kausthub was born in Chennai in southern India, as son of T. K. V. Desikachar and grandson of T. Krishnamacharya. Began to study the yoga when had nine years. After finishing his university studies, he pledged to devote himself fully to the practice and teaching of yoga. Has written several books about the yoga and works as yogaterapeuta and trainer of yogaterapeutas and teachers. K. Desikachar combines the teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda, the Vedas and the modern psychology with the goal of empowering its customers on their way of healing, making them discover their own potential. In recent years he has met healers of other traditions to explore the paradigm of health and find synergies of healing. Together with his wife Evelyn Einhaeuser has created the magazine ' synergies in healing:

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