1. The Medical Benefits of Yoga
These days the yogic wings like asana and pranayama are well known to the whole world, but we feel the practice of asana and pranayama is to be intensely done using a proper method with the guidance of a teacher for the greatest benefits. Currently, many chronic disorders are seen and medical remedies are not found that totally eliminate the problem. Yogic texts claim that through a single asana such as siddhasana or a single pranayama it is possible to eliminate all types of disorders. To better understand how this works it is necessary to do some research work. For instance if we look at diabetes, asthma or cancer, what particular techniques are to be used, along with their duration of practice, for these things research is expected. Though in India and abroad, many organizations related to yoga along with universities are doing research in this area, the field is so vast that there is scope for many more organizations to do research in this area. Due to our knowledge of yoga theory, plants, ayurveda and the occult sciences we could contribute greatly to the support of mankind in these areas.
2. Yoga in Indian Literature
In the ancient literature of India information on yoga and the yogic limbs are abundantly found though they may not be called yogic texts. These texts may be seen in the form of poetry, prose, drama, history or even Veda. Through a comprehensive study of Indian literature a meaningful understanding of what yoga has to offer in support of physical and mental health and a peaceful life will come into view for all humankind while enriching the yogic sciences.
3. Three Gunas and Three Doshas
The entire yogic sciences including ayurveda as well as all wings of knowledge are based on two important factors, one is known as the 3 gunas, sattva, rajas and tamas, the other is known as the 3 doshas, vata, pitta and kapha . These two concepts are not well understood, and without a better understanding of these two concepts we cannot access the original ayurvedic science and yogic science to the fullest extent. The phenomena of the three gunas are fundamental to all Indian wings of knowledge; everything is based on these energies and they are seen in all materials determining a material’s nature. There is a need for a deep study to enquire into what are these three gunas and a study into how a materials nature is determined. There are three parameters for understanding the gunas and doshas; yogic sight, astrology and nadi, the knowledge of nadi has almost been lost, and astrology has deteriorated, we are interested in developing a modern parameter through research work. With well established parameters, when new products are introduced to the public, these new materials and their use will be well understood. The benefits of this work would be to support the total health and maintenance of the body and mind, to gain insight into treatments of disease and to promote an ideal lifestyle, along with updating ayurveda and yoga and many Indian sciences which would benefit all.