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Yoga and Jung's Psychology

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Mankind is at the beginning of a new era in regards to the possibilities of self-realization. This is greatly influenced not only by scientific advances in all fields, but also because of the gentle penetration of our perceptions by Eastern ways of looking at the universe, including individual development.

 

Yoga, an Eastern system defined by author Jess Stearn (1965) as: Union. From Sanskrit root yuj, meaning to join. A controlled effort toward self-integration so that the individual spirit may merge with the Universal Spirit in a spirit of oneness. (P. 343) has a great deal to add to Western psychology.

 

Carl Jung was one of the first theorists to attempt to understand the yoga way and bring it into awareness in our culture. Much of yoga can best be explained in Jungian terms, though parts of it differ from his theories. This paper looks at the two systems and their practices.

 

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Asana Yoga For Healthy Feet

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The benefits of yoga are highly documented and well-advertised to the masses nowadays. Yoga is best known for increasing your flexibility, relieving stress, and even revitalizing your immune system...

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Andrea Markel's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:31 AM

Asana Yoga For Healthy Feet

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yoga asanas for healthy feet