ANCIENT VEDIC PRACTICES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

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  • Saurav Uniyal1 and Deepak Singh2 Author

Abstract

Background: Psychological distress affects millions globally, posing enormous obstacles to individual well-being and communal peace. While contemporary psychological therapies have made significant advances, there has been a steady increase in interest in studying alternative and integrative methods of mental health care, notably ancient Vedic practices. The Vedic civilization, known for its profound knowledge and holistic vision, provides a plethora of practices and ideologies that have the potential to be supplementary or alternative paths for easing psychological pain. This review article aims to investigate and analyze the applicability of several Vedic practices, such as yoga and meditation, mantras, hawan, and the sattvik diet, in current mental health settings. Method: PsycINFO, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Science Direct databases were searched for keywords such as Vedic practices, yoga, meditation, mantras, hawan, and sattvik diet. The search yielded several papers that fit the criteria and were included in the research. Result: Most research indicated that various ancient Vedic practices such as yoga and meditation, mantras, hawan, the Sattvik diet, and psychological distress help reduce psychological distress. Conclusion: These Vedic practices have proven to play a significant role in reducing psychological distress. The preliminary evidence for the effect of ancient Vedic practice on psychological distress is encouraging, although further studies with a more systematic and robust research design are required.

Keywords: Vedic practices, Yoga, Meditation, Mantras, Hawan, Sattvik diet, and Psychological distress

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2023-11-12

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ANCIENT VEDIC PRACTICES FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS. (2023). Journal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 5(4), 240-253. https://mhnursing.or.kr/index.php/JKPMHN/article/view/134