The Psychology of the Yogas - Gidi Ifergan

The Psychology of the Yogas - Gidi Ifergan

Western Psychology as a Temporary Complement to Yoga

The Psychology of the Yogas - Gidi Ifergan

Gidi Ifergan [+-]
Monash University
Dr Gidi Ifergan researches the Indian Philosophy and Tibetan Buddhism at Monash University. Since 1997, Gidi has practiced and taught yoga in Australia and Israel. He teaches classic Indian yoga and Dzogchen, a stream of Tibetan Buddhism. Both of these practices are capable of healing suffering and unlocking the intrinsic clarity that already resides within us. Gidi’s yoga practice and classes are integrated with a rich understanding of the philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga. This is informed by the many years Gidi has spent studying the traditional teachings of Indian and Tibetan yogas, including visits to Varanasi, India, Tibet and Bhutan.

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Chapter Four, Western Psychology as a Temporary Complement to Yoga, addresses the limited effectiveness of imagining the opposite in the short term, for the habitual tendencies are painful and often remain latent. However, how will the yoga practitioner undo the stubborn habitual tendencies that inflict pain on himself and others? Employing a case study demonstrates how a Western psychological approach can undo habitual tendencies, even compulsive ones.

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Ifergan, Gidi. Western Psychology as a Temporary Complement to Yoga. The Psychology of the Yogas. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 87-108 Aug 2021. ISBN 9781800500877. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42663. Date accessed: 22 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42663. Aug 2021

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