This paper was presented at the
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models

SVYASA, Bangalore,
December 26 - 28, 2007


Mano-Yoga therapy (M.Y.T.) — A clinical method

R.S. Shrama — Indore Christian College, Indore


Objective: To briefly outline the concept of Mano-Yoga Therapy (M.Y.T.) as a clinical method – initially derived from Sankhya-yoga as also from several other prominent spots in Indian thought.

M.Y.T. and Neurology: Much is drawn here from modern psychology, particularly from cognitive psychology, contribution of Neuro sciences towards the understanding of human being here and now in the world has been appreciated and significance of the Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral aspects in human development has been fully acknowledged.

While doing this, the elements of cognitive therapy as found implicit in the related traditional Indian positions have been explicated.

Concepts of Shavasana, Vipashyana, Meditation and Dhyana have been translated here into a theory and practice of deep relaxation. It implies let in go and ignoring negative thoughts, which occur in the mind spontaneously. M-Y relaxation proves to be a supportive process to the treatment of mental and psychosomatic problems.

M-Y relaxation and counseling also proves very much relief giving in case of chronic diseases. In serious surgical cases also application of M-Y relaxation before and after procedure assures better results.

M-Y has been found to be a very useful for the purpose of mental health development, especially emotional development of the child and adolescenct.

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