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The Health Benefits of Yoga - Yoga is a practice that anyone of any age can complete anywhere at anytime. It originated in ancient India and is estimated to be nearly five thousand years old. Through yoga, one is able to find his or her path to peaceful bliss within him or her self (Finney 25). The mind and the body become balanced with each other, giving one the sense of enlightenment (The Magic of...Meditation). Depending on the styles and poses a person is to choose, yoga benefits a person not only physically, but mentally as well....   [tags: yoga, health benefits, meditation] 1182 words
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Teaching Yoga in Schools - Teaching Yoga in Schools Yoga seems to be growing in popularity amongst people who are trying to exercise and get in shape. It is a relaxing way to become more flexible and gain strength. According to an article in Huffington Post, yoga practitioners have increased “nearly 30 percent in the last four years.” It seems like yoga would be accepted by the majority of people, seeing it as a good form of exercise. But when the school district in Encinitas, California received a 533,000 dollar grant to practice yoga in their schools, some parents protested, claiming that it was the school district’s attempt to teach Hinduism to the children....   [tags: hindus, raja yoga, ]
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Effect of Yoga Nidra on Blood Pressure - Introduction Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) is a term used to represent the state in which an individual exhibits all the symptoms of a deep non-REM sleep, remaining fully conscious(1). PET studies have shown that the brain activities during Yoga Nidra is unique in the sense that it can be called as the “fourth state of mind"(2). Yoga Nidra had been traditionally used in yoga practices to bring the subject into a state of deep relaxation. Studies have shown that practice of Yoga Nidra reduces Sympathetic Activity from baseline levels(3) and a shift in heart rate variability suggestive of parasympathetic(4) improvement....   [tags: yoga sleep, mindfulness]
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Bhagavad Gita is the Ultimate Science of Yoga - The Meaning of Yoga It is common to associate the word Yoga with a system of physical postures and meditation. But Yoga in its original form has a deep spiritual significance which is lost in today’s body-centered world. The Sanskrit word Yoga comes from the verb root Yuj, which means to link or to connect. When we talk about linking or connection, an obvious question arises: to connect what with what. The very word “connection” implies that there must be two different entities separated from one another, and they need to be connected....   [tags: Yoga India Indian Spirituality Sprit Spiritual] 2620 words
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The Benefits of Yoga - Yoga has been around for centuries, but it has recently increased in popularity. Yoga originated in India and refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines. There are 5 major branches of yoga in the Hindu philosophy, they include: Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Hatha yoga (Yoga). Yoga goals vary and range from improving health to achieving Moksha (Yoga). “In the state of Moksha lies the ultimate peace, ultimate knowledge, and ultimate enlightenment. Paradise is believed to be a place of temporal attractions to be avoided by the seeker in order to pursue the ultimate goal of union/yoking with god through yoga.” (Moksha) After finding out a little more about yoga...   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Yoga and Ayurveda - Yoga, as defined in America, is known to be a mind-body technique originating from Asia. It is readily available at fitness facilities, on DVD, and even by means of virtual instructors. Today people may practice yoga for a variety of reasons such as; addressing musculoskeletal concerns, physical, mental, and emotional health. Albeit yoga gaining increased popularity, its context does not stem far beyond its ability to reduce stress. Yoga originated in ancient India as a spiritual practice. In Sanskrit the word yoga means union, to yoke or to join (Chaoul & Cohen)....   [tags: Mind Body Technique, Asia]
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Patanjali and Yoga - Buddha said, “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings...” It is believed by many that coming together with a similar purpose can enhance the experience. The positive energies that fill the air during a yoga session are addicting. It is unbelievable sometimes, the people found in a yoga session. A young girl walks in to the room, followed by two beautifully aged women. A male in his early twenty’s follows them, and an older, rounder gentleman after him. The different shapes and sizes, beliefs, races, sexual orientations: they all disappear, they are all just human....   [tags: buddha, meditation]
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The Benifits of Yoga and Yoga Sutra - The Benifits of Yoga and Yoga Sutra Over recent years, Yoga has become more and more popular in Western society. I first learned about Yoga while I was in high school. One of my best friends, Ashley, began suffering from anxiety. She had a tough time coping with her panic attacks so her doctor suggested that she in role in yoga classes for relaxation purposes. She took classes once a week in addition to medication and counseling. She really enjoyed her classes and in joking around she would show me the stretches she had learned in class....   [tags: Papers] 1022 words
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The Eight Steps of Classical Yoga - How can Yoga and Meditation help shape our future life. Most of us are looking for fulfillment in our lives. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer subjects can give us what we want. Yet again and again our experiences show us that nothing external can completely fulfill the human’s need within for "something more." Most of the time, however, we find ourselves dreaming about something, which always seems to lie just beyond our reach. We are caught up in doing rather than being in action and awareness....   [tags: meditation, mind, self-realization]
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Yoga and its Relation to Health - Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. There is an estimated 11 million Americans enjoying the health benefits of yoga. Though few people even know why. Most people think it’s just “Stretching”, But very few ever really stops to think about the health benefits of yoga. So let’s look at a few of these shall we. Some of the most commonly talked about benefits of yoga are the all-around fitness, weight loss, Stress relief, inner peace, improved immunity, living with greater awareness, better relationships, increased energy, better flexibility and posture, better intuition, increased lubrication of the joints ligaments and tendons, massages all of the organs in the body, compl...   [tags: spiritual goals, health benefits]
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Liberation Thought and Bhakti-yoga - Liberation is a prominent ideology well stressed throughout the formation and development of history Hinduism. In general, the religious school of Indian philosophy is multiform with different tendencies, but mostly focused on explaining critical issues such as the phenomenon of nature, the meaning of life, the source of human suffering, and the path, which is the way to help people liberation from the suffering of the life. Like any other ancient Indian religions’ thoughts, Hinduism also aims at the ultimate liberation....   [tags: Liberation Ideology, Hindu]
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Yoga Misconceptions - “Yoga is not a religion. It has no creed or fixed set of beliefs, nor is there a prescribed God-like figure to be worshipped in a particular manner” (American Yoga Association 1). The common misconception is that yoga is a religion. In actuality, “the whole school of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation” (Christensen 13). Though yoga has been around for centuries, the modern world has altered the way this originally humble practice is performed, culturally stereotyped, and religiously viewed. The practice of yoga dates back thousands of years and is traditionally an intimate practice between a disciple and teacher....   [tags: Fitness]
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The Basics of Yoga - The Basics of Yoga YOGA is a philosophy about life which can vibrantly refresh your mind and body. To understand it, think of a tree. A tree is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, the tree would not survive. A tree is comprised of roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, branches, etc. Likewise, Yoga is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, Yoga wouldn't survive. To understand these smaller things, let's start out by saying that in Yoga there is a threefold quest....   [tags: Papers] 598 words
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The Different Branches of Yoga - The Different Branches of Yoga In ancient times yoga reffered to as a tree, a living thing with roots, a trunk, branches, blossoms, and fruit. Hatha yoga is one of six branches; the others include raja, karma, bhakti, jnana, and tantra yoga. Each branch have its own characteristics and function represents a particular approach to life. Some people may find one particular branch more better than another. However, it is important to note that involvement in one of these paths don’t preclude activity in any of the others, and in fact you’ll find many paths naturally overlapping....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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Yoga and its Positive Effects on the Mind and Body - The benefits of Yoga are endless. It effects the human mind and body in a variety of ways. Roughly 15 million Americans practice yoga, annually there is an expected increase of twenty percent in participants in the United States ("Yoga Statistics"). While Yoga is often thought of as a practice that involves circus like poses and seemingly impossible flexibility; it not. Even bedridden patients can gain benefit from imagining themselves going through the poses and practicing breathing techniques that are appropriate to them (Dickenson 24-25)....   [tags: breathing techniques, poses]
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The Hottest Workout: Bikram Yoga - The Hottest Workout: Bikram Yoga Imagine a 240-pound professional football player stretching his sweat-drenched body to its limits in heat of more than 110 degrees. This scene doesn’t take place on a football field, but in a heated Bikram yoga studio where many athletes and everyday people are going to cure and prevent aches and pains. Yoga, as a way to achieve higher self-awareness, was around as early as 200 B.C. in India and has been gradually growing in popularity in the western world over the past four decades....   [tags: Exercise Health Fitness Papers] 2076 words
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The Increasing Popularity of Yoga - The Increasing Popularity of Yoga With an increasing trend in western culture toward the use of alternative therapies, yoga is emerging as a primary means for achievement of both physiological and psychological wellness. Traditional yoga utilizes a combination of both physical and spiritual methods for faciliatation of self-improvement. The origin of yoga has not been clearly identified, however archeaological evidence suggests its existence as early as circa 1300BC (Starre 1989). Starre suggests that there are four main branches of traditional yoga practice, one being Raja yoga....   [tags: Papers] 4074 words
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Yoga Practice on Major Depression in Adult Females - The National Institute of Mental Health cites findings from a 2005 study that depression affected 6.7% of adults in the United States (2005). The majority of adults affected were between the ages of eighteen and sixty, and more women than men exhibited symptoms of major depression (NIMH 2005). Various antidepressant medications are advertised via television commercials, but I wondered if alternate treatments were available, and if so, how effective those treatments might be. I am currently enrolled in a Yoga class, and I have found that this focused practice results not only in the relaxation of my body, but also in the clarity of my mind....   [tags: Psychology]
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Yoga - Yoga What is yoga and how is it helpful to the average person. Many people hear the word "yoga" and think of some sort of stretching and breathing, but yoga is much more complex than this. Yoga is actually "characterized by body alignment." In other words it consists of many different "poses" that stretch and relax the entire body. Yoga is not just about someone sitting on the floor twisting their body. Blocks, straps, blankets, mats, and chairs are all used to enhance positions and to make sure each position is executed properly....   [tags: Research Essays]
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Yoga - The term Yoga has a few meanings. It's both a school of thought in the Hindu religion, and a system of mental and physical exercise developed by this school. All forms of yoga originated in India. People who follow this school, and practice any form of yoga are called yogis, or yogins. Students study under prolonged and careful guidance of the teacher, known as the guru. The first syllable 'gu,'; in Sanskrit means light; the second syllable, 'ru'; means light. A guru is a spiritual teacher who leads the pupil from darkness to light....   [tags: essays research papers] 867 words
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The Five Yamas of Hatha Yoga - The Five Yamas of Hatha Yoga Yoga is a discipline both involving physical and mental control that originated in India. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word, "yug", meaning union and it means the joining of the individual spirit with the universal spirit. The type of yoga known as Hatha Yoga, ("Ha"- sun, "tha"-moon) is what is most commonly practiced and this yoga involves the path of the mind and body and is the most physical. There are eight limbs or steps of Hatha Yoga, the first step being the five Yamas....   [tags: Papers] 980 words
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Yoga - Yoga The four paths of yoga are used in different ethnic backgrounds. In my understanding of yoga which in today’s society many believe the same. I believed that yoga was a form of exercise which you contort your body in different angles. I was sadly mistaken by what I believed was right was not right at all. As a matter of fact Yoga is actually a form of religion. In Yoga religion they have different paths. One path is the Jnana or better known as “Way of Knowledge”. In this path which from what I have learned is that those who practice it uses the rational mind rather than trying to transcend it by concentration practices....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Medicinal Value of Yoga - Medicinal Value of Yoga What most Westerners picture when you say Yoga, is an Indian guru in cloth shorts or a long flowing robe, twisted up in a some sort of a pretzel pose. You may picture the Yoga practitioner in peak physical shape, as well as, being a very peaceful human being. It is attaining this goal that is the aim of Yoga, but what most of people don't realize, is exactly how much goes into achieving this state. Yoga time honored teaching on how to achieve physical health, psychological well being and spiritual peace....   [tags: Health Medicine Exercise] 2968 words
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Use of Yoga in an Urban School for Children With Emotional Behavioral Disorders - Purpose and Hypotheses of the Study The study by Steiner, Sidhu, Pop, Frenette, and Perrin (2012) had one purpose in mind. This purpose was to examine the feasibility of using yoga in urban schools to help fourth and fifth grade student with emotional and behavior disorders learn coping methods. The use of yoga training with these students was expected to be embraced by the students, teachers, and parents of the students and fit within the students’ schools schedules; along with this, it was to help improve attention levels in the classroom and behaviors in the school and home environments....   [tags: Behavioral Disorders Essays]
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College Admissions Essay: Aunt Joan and Yoga - Aunt Joan and Yoga Up until about 40 years ago, yoga was practically unknown to most Americans. When it was introduced to the United States in the '60s, people believed in the incorrect stereotype that it was done only by "hippies," "flower children," and "druggies." Today the term "yoga" is more widely known, now that it is becoming trendier. Yoga is a discipline with a scientific background that was developed over 2000 years ago. In this system of self-development the restless mind is calmed and energy is placed into constructive channels....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 624 words
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The Nirvitarka Concentration as Represented In Narayan's Mr Sampath - The novels of R.K. Narayan reflect that Indian sensibility which has been acquired through the ages from the wisdom of Indian philosophical thought that has been continually enriched since the ancient times but which had receded since colonization. Narayan adopts this 'theoretical base of the Indian philosophical tradition to retrieve and reconstitute a sense of Indianness. Perhaps, this is why he has proved to be "the most lasting, highly rated and widely accessible, while his writing is the most consciously rooted in local circumstances, traditions and values" as claimed by Dennis Walde(694)....   [tags: Indian Sensibility, Yoga Philosophy]
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Mind/Body Practices: Ancient Traditions with Contemporary Benefits - In October of 1991, the United States Congress passed a law dedicating $2 million to fund an office of the National Institute of Health dedicated to the investigation of nontraditional medical practices. Seven years later, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) became an official branch of the National Institutes of Health. Although alternative medicine has only recently gained official recognition in the United States, the mind/body practices that pervade NCCAM’s research have ancient roots....   [tags: alternative medicine, meditation, yoga]
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Alternative Approaches to Epilepsy Treatment - I stumbled upon this article during library day and it has been one of the most helpful article I could find. It’s a scholarly journal with ties to Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as well as Columbia University and Neurologic Institute. The article mainly focuses on drug free treatments such as yoga, relaxation, acupuncture, Omega-3 fatty acids supplements, and biofeedback. I had never heard of any of these kinds treatments until I read this article. I honestly expected to doze off half way through the article but I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself genuinely intrigued....   [tags: yoga, relaxation, acupuncture]
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Differences and Similarities of Ancient Religions of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism gained importance and popularity during a time of great religious exploration. While these religions have some similarities, they also have some distinct differences. The key to all three of these is enlightment. Let’s look at some other similarities between them. Buddhism and Jainism, originated and developed individually in the same geographical area of India with neither believing in the existence of God, but they do recognize a higher human form. All three religions believe in a cycle of birth, death and rebirth with the possibility of freeing themselves from this cycle....   [tags: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, meditation, Yoga]
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The Lord Shiva: Hindu Traditions - In the Hindu religion there are three main gods, apart of the triumvirate, and those are: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The god Shiva is important in this triumvirate because he is the destroyer of the world. Shiva is the destroyer, but he also has many other complex roles and many of those roles tend to contradict each other. The god Shiva has many names and is the god of various aspects of life including yoga and dance. Shiva has gained a large following in the Hindu religion and those that follow him are called Shaivas....   [tags: god shiva, hindu religion, yoga]
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Resistance Training Program - Director, thank you for the opportunity to provide recommendations for the facility’s new Resistance Training Program. This is sure to be a great addition to our current walking program and will be an opportunity for the residence to progress even further. There is compelling evidence of these type programs being used and their effectiveness with the population of our residence. (Haggis 2013) Adding this aspect to our current offerings may appeal to other residence who may not be participating in the walking program and keep them from being further inactive....   [tags: walking program, yoga fitness program]
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The History and Evolution of Tai Chi - The History and Evolution of Tai Chi Tai Chi is a result of the Chinese Taoists. The Taoists in their observation of nature found nothing was entirely still. If prey stayed in one place, the beasts of the forest would take advantage. They also found that this principle applied to humans as well and that if they remain stagnant, it opened the door for disease and old age. From this revelation, the Taoists began creating martial art forms, as well as using yoga introduced from India, to be active....   [tags: chinese art exercise yoga stretching] 998 words
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Connections - Breathe in. Hold. Breathe out. Slowly. Bhujangasana. Salabhasana. Ustrasana. As the sun begins to peek through my windows, groggy and grumpy, I rhythmically, pose after pose, morph before devouring my Frosted Flakes. Connecting body parts with my mind through yoga, I remind myself of my life’s mantra: connections. With people. With love. With generosity. To nature. But, most importantly, with ideas. My calculus teacher once said that calculus is slope and area. Of course, I didn’t believe his math mantra when I got my test scores back; believing calculus was that elementary was like believing I could like yoga after just one session....   [tags: yoga, learning, volunteer] 667 words
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Holistics Ways of Bringing Patience Relief Using Alternative Medicine - There are many ways to treat different illnesses in western medicine, but there are even more when we look into complementary alternative medicine. As nurses, we can help our patients achieve the balance of mind-body-spirit through alternative holistic interventions. Our main focus as nurses should be to heal our patients as a whole and not just the body how western medicine looks at patients. The purpose of this paper is to discuss holistic ways of bringing our patients relief using alternative medicine....   [tags: passionflower, zen yoga, anxiety]
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Overview of Crohn's Disease - Description Crohn’s disease is chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines however affects the entire digestive system, from the mouth to the anus otherwise known as the Gastrointestinal Tract (GI Tract) [1]. Individuals affected by the disease are often young adults and adolescents aged 15 – 35 [7]. Crohn’s Disease is one of the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD), the other being ulcerative colitis [3] and is usually located in the lower part of the small intestines and the upper end of the colon....   [tags: inflammatory disease, yoga]
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Hinduism - Hinduism In India there are six orthodox schools of philosophy which recognize the authority of the Vedas as divine revelation, and they generally function as pairs - Nyaya and Vaishesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta, and Samkhya and Yoga. Those who did not recognize this authority were the Jains, Buddhists, and materialists. Even in India where spiritual ideas dominate the culture there were some who were skeptical of those ideals and held to a materialist view of the world; they were called Carvaka, and their doctrine that this world is all that exists is called Lokayata....   [tags: Religion Spirituality Carvaka Yoga Essays] 4900 words
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Power in PiYo Work: Benefits in Health - Working out is guaranteed to result in healthful advantages, right. Right. PiYo is a different form of exercise that involves health benefits to the body. It incorporates the mind and body practices of yoga and Pilates, and as a result produces an athletic workout that syndicates the aspects of sports stretching, strength training, conditioning and movement. It is designed to improve a participant’s fitness level while also challenging their level of ability as the exercise progresses (Powder Blue Productions), while also providing a relaxing atmosphere....   [tags: Fitness]
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The Health Benefits of Exercise - Exercise is important for many reasons. If you do not exercise your body you will eventually loose it. Your body will become weak and you will loose muscle tone. Your organs won't function properly. Doing a few simple exercises each day will not only keep you fit but will also tone your body. Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day will improve your overall health. Not only does exercise help your body, it helps cleanse your mind. The good news is that you do not have to spend money to join a gym....   [tags: Physical Exercise Fitness Health] 1459 words
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Action Research - Origins of Yoga “At the heart of this tradition is the desire to be healthy and whole, to integrate the various aspects of our human nature,” (Gillen & Gillen, 2007, p.19). The origins of yoga can be traced back to India where its development was expressed through the Sanskrit language. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “yoke or unite”. The art of yoga is a system which allows the participant to develop physical and mental strength (Zipkin, 1985). Yoga is thought to be rooted in Hinduism, but has been found to precede this religious practice....   [tags: Research] 1659 words
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Participant Observation Report - The class attended for my Participant Observation Assignment was a yoga class at the Recreation Center at State University. Such a class is for one session and is forty-five minutes in length. During this class, we covered beginning yoga moves at a slow pace so everyone felt comfortable. The nature of the class consisted of simple yoga moves, serine atmosphere, and relaxing music. Learning theories that were address, applied, and by the instructor wanted us to use were Skinner’s Operant Conditioning, Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, and Observational Learning....   [tags: Participant Observation 2014]
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Hinduism's Three Views of Salvation - Introduction In every religion there are key components to the belief system, and ways in which one obtains Salvation. For example, Mormons’ follow the beliefs of three books: Pearl of Great Price, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine in Covenants. Their salvation is works based, and they have no assurance that they will enter into Celestial Kingdom, though they may be assured they will be entered into Telestial Kingdom. Buddhists follow the noble eightfold path, or the four noble truths. Christians believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection on the Cross....   [tags: Theology, Religious Comparison]
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Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders - Children suffering emotional and behavioral disorders are in need of effective interventions and strategies that will provide them relief in stressful situations and help them self-regulate their behavior. Effective interventions for this population could result in reduced distractions (both personally and within the classroom) and enable them to increase their learning time, thereby optimizing their educational careers. An intervention of yoga and related relaxation techniques may provide students a natural and holistic approach to accomplishing these goals....   [tags: Intervensions for Relaxation]
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Obesity in the United States - Out of the 313.9 million people who live in the U.S., 155 million of those people are either overweight or obese. That is about two-thirds of adults; not including adolescents (Hellmich). People today turn to anything that can get them “slim quick”, but never seem to think about watching caloric intake, eating in moderation, and exercising. Instead, our society wants to be able to not do work and still see results. This is why fad diets are so prevalent in our world today. While very popular in society and promise to show quick results for a healthy lifestyle, fad diets actually contribute to many health problems and become dangerous for the people who use them to lose weight....   [tags: diets, fast food, atkins diet, weight loss]
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Hinduism: Now and Then - Hinduism: Now and Then Over time traditions came together to develop recognizable religious traditions which was eventually known as Hinduism. Hindu’s have many different practices such as Sanatana Dharma, Vedic worship, yoga and many other different rituals. Hindu’s also have many other beliefs and celebrations such as reincarnation, karma, prana, puja, samsara and many more. Hinduism is known for its beliefs, practices and gods and as the years pass by the religion still stands strong to what they believe....   [tags: Religion] 1319 words
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Interrogating the Margins through Wordsworth’s Romanticism and Patanjali’s Yogasutra - Interrogating the Margins- the margins that have defined perhaps divided cartographically not only the nations as a geographical entity but also as a fractured ideological entity. The codification of this kind of mental space has led to certain dominant ‘western’ discourses that have conveniently marginalized the oriental ‘Other’. This paper is an attempt to deconstruct this mystification of the west by discovering it as a fractured entity .It is an attempt not just to interrogate the margins but crossing over the margins in a quest to invent new realities, new world, new imagination where there could be hopes of no margins at all....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Western Thought]
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Hinduism and Buddhisn - Two major religious paths found in the Indian subcontinent are Hinduism and Buddhism (LR, 37). Hinduism is seen as a polytheistic and a monotheistic tradition that evolved from other Indian religious traditions. Hinduism is also known as Sanatana Dharma whose goal is to achieve moksha and live life according to the Dharma (LR, 43). Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that is based on the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, known as the Dharma, which offers a path to enlightenment by practicing compassion and achieving liberation from suffering (LR, 72)....   [tags: Religion, Karma, Krishna] 1770 words
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The Journey or The Transformation: Which is More Important? - As humans contemplate on their meaning of existence, they embark upon a journey of transformation. This journey of transformation is a voyage embarked on to discover the true meaning to one’s own self, where the destination, or the transformation, occurs when one completes his journey. Each individual has a unique journey and destination to transformation that helps shape who they are. However, there is much debate about whether the journey of transformation is more about the transformation, or the journey itself....   [tags: Hinduism]
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Patanjali and the Forman - Patanjali and the Forman From birth to the age of three, our bodies unlock the secrets of motor movement. From the age of two years to ten years, we have the formation of thinking patterns and personality; a worldview begins to form. By the time we reach high school, many of us have formed rigid opinions of the world around us, blinders that limit the scope of the universe. Several psychology texts assert that the best time to expose a child to a musical instrument for instruction is around the age of five or six, and that a person has much greater difficulty learning to play an instrument after the age of twelve or thirteen....   [tags: Papers] 978 words
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Therapeutic Use of Humor Description - The therapeutic use of humor can be loosely defined as any activities that use the positive emotional responses associated with humor, smiling and laughter to specifically benefit one or more clients’ social, emotional, physical, cognitive or wellness domains. Using humor, therapeutically, involves establishing specific desired outcomes for a client which are facilitated by the use of humor and related techniques. Dattilo & McKenney, (2011) define the therapeutic use of humor when “specialists and others use humor in practice, they play for it to lead to specific therapeutic outcomes”....   [tags: humor, therapeutic recreation, clowns]
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is slowly becoming better known all over the world. CAM encompasses various types of therapies, such as yoga, reflexology, chiropractic therapy, herbal therapy, ayurveda, meditation, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, etc. The evidenced-based research, recognition of disconnect between patients and also the positive and negative aspects of CAM modalities are reasons behind the increased attention it has gained in medicals schools all over the United States....   [tags: Healthcare]
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