Eastern Promise; Indian Therapies for the Mind, Body and Spirit Are Now Used All over the World
So-called New Age therapies are often credited as the creators of the holistic ideal - 'mind, body and spirit'. In truth, the concept is an ancient one, and emanates from India.
My first introduction to Indian philosophy was through yoga, which I've done since I was a teenager. Yoga - a Sanskrit word meaning 'union' - is a mind/body discipline first developed in India about 5,000 years ago.
Traditionally, the goal of yoga was a religious one - union with the absolute, or with the true or transcendental self. In the West, the focus is more often on yoga's practical benefits. Even if you don't believe in the spiritual side of life, you can still benefit from this …
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Publication information: Article title: Eastern Promise; Indian Therapies for the Mind, Body and Spirit Are Now Used All over the World. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: September 7, 2003. Page number: 46. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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