The Benefits of a Yogic Lifestyle
Past research and programs have been conducted on the effects of the yogic lifestyle in the management of diabetes, and improved mental health and focus in prisoners. At present Shri Jasnath Asan is conducting individual case studies involving theoretical and applied research, in the areas of malnutrition, miscarriage, high blood pressure, chronic headache, and spinal damage. Future studies are planned in the following areas:
- The effects of meditation and yog nidra in children suffering with epilepsy
- The effects of yogic lifestyle training in drug de-addiction
- 'Family planning' methods to help young, rural families prepare for healthier babies with yogic techniques
- Intensive investigation into methods of yogic instruction that bridges the gap between modern man and ecology, in order to place more importance and action behind improving the health of our natural environment
Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists
Our Yoga Therapy Mission
We seek to spread the knowledge of the nature-based traditions that has brought continued health to the Rajasthani people, though embedded in the harshest of environments. The theories and practices of this ancient world are still at play today, some obvious and others more subtle. With guidance and compassion the gap between the east and the west can be eliminated, marrying science with spirituality in our mutual pursuit of wellness - the truest form of the human body. The outcome of our yoga therapy work will be simple revelations aligning science and spirituality in a practice that can be enjoyed and passed from one generation to the next.
We are preparing to share our research
and experience with the public in Hindi and English, documenting successes with diabetic
patients and those suffering with chronic sciatic pain.
Brides, pregnant women and new mothers will also soon benefit from publications helping them reconsider the necessity of optimum nutrition and health for mother and child.
Upcoming Yoga Therapy Programs
If you, or someone you know could benefit from an intensive, residential workshop in the following ailments, please Contact Us with your information and we will alert you when the program opens for registration.
- Miscarriage (newlyweds and family planning applicants also welcome)
- Chronic Headache
Drug De Addiction Program, April 2016
Opium addiction is epidemic in Rajasthan, being the main through-way for smugglers. Whereas in the past, victims were of older generations, in modern Rajasthan younger and younger people are abusing this once medicinal/holy, natural substance for relief from stress, depression, and boredom. It has taken a huge toll on families, economy, and health throughout the Marwar region. We have endeavored to develop a comprehensive curriculum which addresses the patient from 360 degrees: spiritual, physical, mental, and social. The format of the camp continues to develop and improve which each event. We keep the 40 male participants very busy in a fixed daily schedule, revolving around yoga and spiritual counseling. The pillars of the program are:
- Yoga: meditation, asana, pranayama
- Karma Yoga: maintaining the ashram environs
- Bhakti Yoga: worship together as a community in temple, with music, dance and prayer
- Yoga Psychology counseling with Guru
- Naturopathy: adjusted diet and addition of specializes juices and teas
- Aroma therapy
- Sound therapy
Thus far our average success rate is 80%+ as compared to an international average of 34%. (12 months post camp 80% of the campers are clean and no longer using opium.) Several graduates are now undergoing training to become counselors in the next de addiction program. And the government of Rajasthan seeks to partner with our ashram in the delivery of consistent de-addiction programs on our campus.
As well as helping the campers rid themselves of an all-consuming addiction, we also help visiting counselors from around the world learn our system, and gain confidence in their field. All curriculum is free to the public. For more information on joining us as a visiting therapist, please send your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga for Diabetes Camp, March 2014
After seven full days of instruction and practice, 50% of students' BP dropped significantly, their sleep and other functions normalized, and they reported a big improvement in their stress management ability - a leading antagonizer for hypertensiveness. Following the program students revisited the ashram to report that with continued asana practice and a healthy diet, they had lost weight, reduced medication and became more flexible.
Yoga for Diabetes Program Schedule(अनुसूची):
|6:00 - 7:30||Yoga for Diabetes||योग||Yoga Hall|
|9:30-11:00||Lecture #1 Prevention & Management of Diabetes Mellitus||व्याख्यान||Yoga Hall|
|11:00||Lunch & Rest||लंच + आराम||Dining Room|
|3:00-4:00||Lecture #2 Yogic Practices for Diabetes||व्याख्यान||Yoga Hall|
|4:00||Yoga Stretching||योग||Yoga Hall|
|4:30-5:00||Yoga Nidra||योग||Yoga Hall|
|8:00||Satsang + Tea||सत्संग + चाय||Front Garden|
|10:00||Retire & Lights Out||नींद|
Sciatica Program, August 2014
Sciatica patients joined us every weekend for a month, learning the mechanics of the spine in relation to chronic sciatic nerve pain in the leg. They learned an asana program to repeat twice daily, and took the printed practice home with them. After one month, several participants reported their pain had decreased by more than 50%. Continued monitoring and individual care was provided.