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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74-79

Yoga therapy in psychiatry: Myths and misconceptions


1 Research Scholar, Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
2 Director, Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
3 Deputy Director, Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
4 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, G.S.L. Medical College, Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rama Reddy Karri
Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amh.amh_64_21

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Yoga is a philosophy, a science, and an art, the value of which is underrecognized. Many myths and misconceptions are prevailing among the common people as well as mental health professionals, resulting in an underutilization of this effective tool that has the potential for health promotion and disease prevention. It has been established to be an effective adjunct in treating many psychiatric and psychosomatic problems. Scientific, evidence.based data are accumulating from global research institutions. Salutogenesis or wellness concept with a holistic approach is the hallmark of the yoga. This article is a review attempting to dispel some of the popular myths and misconceptions.


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