Concept and Scope of Pratyāhāra in Management of Mental Health

K. M. Tripathi

The last five decades have seen a growing body of research in the areas of mental health and stress disorders on the one hand, and in the potential and promise of yogic practices in bringing about positive neuro-physiological and psychological changes on the other. A large number of medical reports showing the efficacy of yogic practices in the management of psycho-physiological problems have been published in a variety of journals. As far as the utility of yogic practices in managing mental problems are concerned, they are usually applied as an adjunct to other psychotherapeutic systems, or as part of psychosomatic rehabilitation and relaxation training.

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