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| Published: August 14, 2021

Karma Yoga as a Pathway to Health and Well-Being

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Gupt

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, D.S. College, Aligarh, U.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.063.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.063

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Background: Yoga is one of the oldest forms of exercise and a way to become spiritually enlightened. Karma Yoga is the oldest form of yoga and is talked of in ancient texts such as the Bhagavad Gita. The Geeta formulates three path theories (Bhakti, Gyan, and Karma Yoga) in which Karma Yoga focuses on work with intrinsic value. Psychologists are trying to study the factors and conditions leading to a pleasurable and satisfying life. The present paper tries to understand the path of Karma Yoga and the behavioural practices involved in it that lead an individual towards work and satisfying life. Aims: The objective of this perspective article is to explore the yogic practices and to highlight their uses in contemporary times.  Materials and Methods: The current article presents a perspective on how the karmayoga approach is useful in dealing with mental disorders and living a healthy life, such as Sthitipragyata. The paper highlights the importance of Karma Yoga on healthy and satisfactory life. Conclusions: The findings suggest that a non-attached (Anasakt) man is a person who not only enjoys health but enjoys his existence. He lives in a blissful state of intrinsic self-fulfillment.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.063.20210903

10.25215/0903.063

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021