Yoga is recommended to everyone.
One must have patience and faith
in the Guru (teacher).
One can start yoga and meditation
at any time in their life after understanding the basic
As yoga and meditation facilitates
to control kama (lust), lobha (greed), moha (attachment)
and control indriyas (senses), hence, one should have
good level of motivation and sincerity.
Experience of the self is the first stage which is followed
by the second stage that is one of complete visualization
The meditation approach is based on understanding of
total personality and cure and not the symptoms alone.
Biologically and physiologically,
the subconscious human brain is similar to the animal
brain. It runs on preset patterns. The higher layer
of brain tissue available to humans is the conscious
brain, which provides the realization to free will and
choice. If this higher faculty is not used to become
more conscious of the higher aspects of life, it is
taken away in the next lifetime.
Karmically, to have animals killed
en mass in slaughterhouses creates such heavy Karma
that it is paid by having humans slaughtered en mass
Killing plants/vegetables also is
an act creating Karma. The protection from the reaction
comes by offering those vegetables to the Supreme Person
with love. Then the reaction (karmic) to the act is
Yoga has been found to be efficacious in: Smoking and
Alcohol dependence: Substance Dependence (Bowen et.al
2007), Anxiety and Tension / Stress (Burkett et al, 2006,
Lee, 2007, Lindberg, 2005), Insomnia and Epilepsy (Yardi,
2001). Psoriasis, Chronic low back pain (LBP) (Williams,
2005). Immunity (Lindberg, 2005, Roggia, 2001), Cardiac
diseases, Asthma/ COPD, Eating Disorders, Depression/
Dysthymia (Lindberg, 2005;Galantino, 2003, Pilkington,2005).
Adjunct to Infertility Treatment (Khalsa, 2003; Khalsa,
2004). Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Psychosomatic disorders
(Galantino, 2003). Perimenopause/ Menopause (Cohen et
al.2007), Prostrate cancer, Carpal-tunnel syndrome (Garfinkel,
The most important rationale is the growing acceptance
of utilizing the human self-regulatory capabilities for
the treatment of psychosomatic diseases. Yogic approaches
are the prime example of such human self-regulatory capacities