Yogic intervention (Abhyas & Vairagya) for the modern lifestyle disorders: A descriptive study


Manisha Vaid
Ajay Pal


Abhyas and Vairagya, the core principles of Yoga, set the stage for other practices that lead to control of the mind and Self-realization. Together, the principles take one through the right path to achieve the ultimate goal of realizing the Self. We saw so many things in our surrounding that do misguide us to our main goal of our life (Kaivalya). These obstacles can remove with help of Abhyas & Vairagya. As in Patanjal Yoga Sutra Maharshi Patanjali said that abhy?sa vair?gy?bhy?? tannirodha?. Researches around the world show that high rates of obesity, low levels of physical activity and poor dietary intake are highly prevalent for ill health. In modern era we see that so much of people are suffering from lifestyle disorders like stress, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, anxiety, musculoskeletal disorder and so much many problems. Here in this research we are going to study about Yogic Management of these problems. Yogic Practices are very useful regarding lifestyle disorders. Initial studies suggest that Yoga has a positive impact on health, including tentative evidence of benefits for weight-management, and related factors such as disordered eating, physical fitness, sleep, mood, and stress. The traditional Yoga methods of inward focus, body awareness, and physical empowerment may promote a positive body image and support health more holistically than traditional weight management interventions (e.g. exercise programs). Practitioners know about Abhyas & Vaiargya are part of Yoga. Yoga is rooted in Indian Philosophy has been part of Indian Spritiual practice for millennia, Yoga has been adopted for use in complementary and alternative medicine in Western Society. In the latter setting, Yoga is must often associated with Physical Postures, Breathe Control and Meditation; and different Yoga School have emerged that put varying focus on physical practices, practices such as Asanas, Pranayama, Yog Nidra are parts of Abhyas and in Vairagya - Dhyana and Selflessness (Niskamkarma) promotes physical wellbeing and mental calmness. In Shreemadbhagavadgeeta Lord Krishana said that abhy?sena tu kaunteya vair?gye?a cha g?ihyate means that by Practice and Detachment, mind can be controlled. Attachment leads towards sorrow and vice versa. Therefore Vairagya should be practiced in daily life. It is said in Amritbindupnishad that Man eva manushyanam karanam bandh mokshayoh means that Mind is the cause of renunciation and bondages. Mind is considered as twofold: - pure and impure. It is impure with the resolve of personal desire. It is pure when devoid of all selfish desires. Through Abhyas (Practices) and Vairagya (Detachment) one can become physically fit, mentally sound and can cope with daily stressors.


How to Cite
Vaid , M. ., & Pal, . A. . (2019). Yogic intervention (Abhyas & Vairagya) for the modern lifestyle disorders: A descriptive study. Environment Conservation Journal, 20(SE), 89–91. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJSE.2019.02017


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