Dr.K.V Dilipkumar, Professor of Ayurveda, Peoples Friendship University of Russia, Moscow World has achieved a tremendous growth with the advancement in science. Modern medicine is an offshoot of Modern science. Despite many great innovations made in curing and preventing some dreaded diseases people are not happy with the quality of treatment that is available today.
Narrowness of the mind is the reason for majority of the negative emotions that leads to stress. Dimension of perception of a problem determines mostly its response in the emotional parlance. Hence the ability to expand the awareness and change of attitude are considered as good measures to reduce stress. Yoga teaches the technique of expansion of awareness. The expansion of awareness is emphasized in dhyana.
Anandamayakosa is most subtle of all kosas. When Atman exists in this kosa we will have highest state of health. Anandamayakosa is prone to get afflicted with some factors of ill health. They are the resultant drive of the seed of residual potencies or impression of previous birth (karmaphala). This may be correlated to the present understanding of genetic transcription.
A manifested structural lesions need to be treated either by eliminating through surgical measures, Panchakarma or medicaments. All the conventional medical systems have developed mainly to cure the physical manifestations of disease. Here yoga can play a role of a complementary medicine by promoting innate healing power.
Vijnanamaya includes our intellect and also the sense faculties (jnanendriya). This level is the collection of all inherited and acquired knowledge. Knowledge is our understanding and appreciation of the fundamentals of life, real source of joy and happiness, the reality of things outside etc. We undertake a lot of analysis at this level and finally discriminate what is right and what is wrong.
he word ‘prana’ roughly means energy. We can experience the existence of an energy-providing layer for all our physical and mental activities. Every bit of physical and mental activities requires energy. Breathing, heart beats, circulation, digestion, etc. can be considered as evidence of the presence of prana. The moment prana leaves the body; all activities come to an end.