International Journal of Yoga - Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology

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: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--20

Mindfulness and yoga: A parallel and comparative analysis


TS Sreekumar1, HR Nagendra2, Judu V Ilavarasu3 
1 Division of Yoga and Management Studies, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Judu V Ilavarasu
Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, 19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, K.G. Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 019, Karnataka
India

Yoga and mindfulness are widely used interventions in various workplace setups. Both originated in the East and have many common and distinct characteristics. This study is to present the parallel and distinct views of these two major schools of philosophy. We describe Buddhist perspective of mindfulness as well as the basic philosophy of Yoga. We also discuss how these traditions suffer in a similar manner due to partial adoption of the traditional practices in contemporary society. Even though these interventions are increasingly becoming popular, to the same extent deviations from traditional practices are also observed. We also evaluate the role of awareness in the practice of mindfulness and yoga in general. Finally, we try to explore the possibilities of implementing yoga and mindfulness in workplace setups.


How to cite this article:
Sreekumar T S, Nagendra H R, Ilavarasu JV. Mindfulness and yoga: A parallel and comparative analysis.Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol 2020;8:13-20


How to cite this URL:
Sreekumar T S, Nagendra H R, Ilavarasu JV. Mindfulness and yoga: A parallel and comparative analysis. Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];8:13-20
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