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Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra

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Title:Religious Therapeutics: Body and Health in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra


Author:Gregory P. Fields

Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Publish Year:2002

Edition:First Indian Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Tantra | Spirituality / Spiritual | Yoga | Health


Remarks:Notes, Figures, Tables, Abbreviations, Indices and Index.


Size:140 x 214 mm


Price:USD 4.75

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  • Religious Therapeutics explores the relationship between psychophysical health and spiritual health and presents a model for interpreting connections between religion and medicine in world traditions. This model emerges from the work's investigation of health and religiousness in classical Yoga, AÖyurveda, and Tantra-three Hindu traditions noteworthy for the central role they accord the body. Author Gregory P. Fields compares Anglo-European and Indian philosophies of body and health and uses fifteen determinants of health excavated from texts of ancient Hindu medicine to show that health concerns the person, not the body or body/mind alone. This book elucidates multifaceted views of health, and-in the context of spirituality and healing-explores themes such as mental health, meditation, and music.

    Gregory P. Fields

    Gregory P. Fields is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University.
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