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dc.contributor.advisorWoodard, Wiremu
dc.contributor.authorBatalha, Catia
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-30T23:28:33Z
dc.date.available2018-10-30T23:28:33Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/11916
dc.description.abstractExploration of which Yoga postures can be used to balance specific human emotions, in the context of psychotherapeutic treatment. This dissertation aims to bridge holistic traditions/spiritualities with modern sciences/psychologies, given that despite empirically demonstrated psychological benefits of Yoga, literature on how to apply Yoga to the existing mental health field is scarce. Emerging literature on Yoga Psychotherapy has been successful in establishing guidelines for the integration of the two disciplines (Yoga and psychotherapy), and in broadly describing how to integrate core aspects of Yoga into therapeutic treatment. Nevertheless, it has failed to provide sufficient detail on how to incorporate the asana (posture) element into psychotherapeutic treatment, particularly considering its role in psychological healing. Drawing on ancient holistic Hindu philosophies, this dissertation explores the concept that particular Yoga postures have a balancing effect on specific chakras (namely, centres of energy that connect the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of our being), which in turn will help balance certain emotions. This work consists of a literature review, based on thematic analysis, regarding what specific authors (known for their background in Yoga traditions) claim to be the emotions and postures that relate to each of the main chakras. The primary outcome of this research is a set of proposed postures meant to help balance particular types of emotions, when integrated with the psychological and philosophical elements of Yoga.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectYogaen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen_NZ
dc.subjectChakrasen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychologyen_NZ
dc.subjectEmotionsen_NZ
dc.subjectPosturesen_NZ
dc.subjectHealingen_NZ
dc.subjectTreatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectBalanceen_NZ
dc.subjectMinden_NZ
dc.subjectBodyen_NZ
dc.subjectSoulen_NZ
dc.subjectScienceen_NZ
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_NZ
dc.subjectEsotericen_NZ
dc.subjectAsanaen_NZ
dc.subjectHolisticen_NZ
dc.subjectHinduen_NZ
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_NZ
dc.subjectFeelingsen_NZ
dc.subjectMentalen_NZ
dc.subjectHealthen_NZ
dc.subjectPracticeen_NZ
dc.titleYoga Psychotherapy: Which Yoga Postures Can Be Used to Balance Which Emotions, in the Context of Psychotherapeutic Treatmenten_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Psychotherapyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2018-10-30T21:50:35Z


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