Religious Therapeutics Body and Health in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra

ISBN-10: 0791449165

ISBN-13: 9780791449165

Edition: 2001

Authors: Gregory P. Fields

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 3/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Symbols and Notes on Sources
Introduction: The Idea of Religious Therapeutics
Religion and Medicine
A Model of Religious Therapeutics
Body and Philosophies of Healing
Body in Western Philosophy of Medicine
Presuppositions about the Body
Descartes on Body and Medicine
Body in the History of Western Medicine
Iconoclastic Concepts of Body in Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda
Traditional Indian Views of Person and Body
Yoga's Use of the Body to Transcend Itself
Tantra's Enlightenable Body
Body as the Ground of Well-being in Ayurveda
Meanings of Health in Ayurveda
Inquiry into Health
Determinants of Health
Biological and Ecological Determinants
Life, Development, and Longevity
Vitality, Endurance, and Relaxation
Medical and Psychological Determinants
Freedom from Pain
Wholeness and Integration
Awareness and Mental Clarity
Socio-cultural and Aesthetic Determinants
Metaphysical and Religious Determinants
Ayurvedic Religious Therapeutics
Classical Yoga as a Religious Therapeutic
Meanings and Forms of Yoga
Meanings of 'Yoga'
Yoga in the Vedas, Upanisads, and Bhagavadgita
Yoga in the Vedas
Yoga in the Upanisads
Yoga in the Bhagavadgita
Traditions of Yoga Practice
A Matrix of Classical Yoga as a Religious Therapeutic
Metaphysical and Epistemic Foundations
Yoga's Therapeutic Paradigm
Yoga's Diagnosis of the Human Condition
The Yogic Remedy
Self-realization by Healing the Afflictions (Klesas)
Value Theory and Ethics: Health and the Good in Yoga
First Limb: Moral Self-restraints--Yama
Second Limb: Moral Commitments--Niyama
Physical Practice: The Soteriological Role of Body and Health in Yoga
Third Limb: Postures--Asana
Fourth Limb: Regulation of Vital Energy Through Breath--Pranayama
Fifth Limb: Withdrawal of the Senses--Pratyahara
Cultivation of Consciousness: The Polarity of Samadhi and Vyadhi (Illness)
Sixth Limb: Concentration--Dharana
Seventh Limb: Meditation--Dhyana
Eighth Limb: Meditative Trance--Samadhi
Liberation as Healing in Classical Yoga
Healing and Yoga's Therapeutic Paradigm
Wholeness and Holiness
Identity and Freedom
Tantra and Aesthetic Therapeutics
Body and Tantric Yogas
Features of Tantric Practice
Sexuality in Tantra
Kundalini Yoga
Mantra Yoga
Aesthetic Therapeutics in Tantra
Therapeutic Elements of Tantra
Sacred Music
Sacred Music as a Religious Therapeutic
How Is Sacred Music Therapeutic?
Breath, Music, and Healing
Body as Instrument of Sacred Music
Elements of Healing in Sanskrit Chant
Healing in Identification of Self with Cosmos
Sound as a Bridge Between Substantial and Non-substantial Being
Conclusion Community: Relationality in Religious Therapeutics
Subject Index
Sanskrit Terms
Index of Names
Sanskrit Texts
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