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13th May 2018
Spiritual Prescription: Kayotsarga

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Shavasana or corpse-like posture is a term used in Hatha Yoga. In mind body language, it is called mind body relaxation. In terms of psychiatry, it is called progressive muscular relaxation. Mahavira in his teachings called it as Kayotsarga or a total relaxation of mind, body and speech with self-awareness. 'Kaya' means ‘body’ and 'Utsarg' means ‘to drop’.

Kayotsarga does not only mean lying like corpse but also abandonment of the body. It is a state of restful alertness where the mind is alert but the body is at rest or relaxed. All meditative practices begin with Kayotsarga. It is the very foundation of spiritual sadhana.

In terms of physiology, kayotsarga increases alpha rays in the brain and in the language of neurology, it creates a parasympathetic state of the body... read more

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New Delhi, 12th May 2018: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) wishes all those in the nursing profession a very happy International Nurses Day. May 12th is celebrated as International Nurses Day every year on the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale – one of the world’s most famous nurses. The theme for this year is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Health is a Human Right.

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