Mens Sana Monographs
INDIAN AND WESTERN PERSPECTIVES
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139--152

Stress and its expression according to contemporary science and ancient indian wisdom: perseverative cognition and the Pañca kośas


Sasidharan K Rajesh1, Judu V Ilavarasu2, TM Srinivasan3, HR Nagendra4 
1 Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Ph.D. Junior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Ph.D. Dean, Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Ph.D. Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sasidharan K Rajesh
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA). 19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, K.G. Nagar, Bangalore - 560 019
India

Stress is recognised as the most challenging issue of modern times. Contemporary science has understood this phenomenon from one aspect and Indian philosophy gives its traditional reasons based on classical texts. Modern science has recently proposed a concept of perseverative cognition (PC) as an important reason for chronic stress. This has shown how constant rumination on an unpalatable event, object or person leads to various lifestyle disorders. Similarly classical yoga texts like the Taittiriya Upanishad, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Vashistha describe stress in their unique ways. We have here attempted a detailed classification, description, manifestation, and development of a disease and its management through these models. This paper in a nutshell projects these two models of stress and shows how they could be used in future for harmonious management of lifestyle disorders.


How to cite this article:
Rajesh SK, Ilavarasu JV, Srinivasan T M, Nagendra H R. Stress and its expression according to contemporary science and ancient indian wisdom: perseverative cognition and the Pañca kośas.Mens Sana Monogr 2014;12:139-152


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Rajesh SK, Ilavarasu JV, Srinivasan T M, Nagendra H R. Stress and its expression according to contemporary science and ancient indian wisdom: perseverative cognition and the Pañca kośas. Mens Sana Monogr [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 May 30 ];12:139-152
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