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Sun 15 Jan 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Yoga and Positive Psychology

Positive psychology includes concepts, theories and methods of intervention about positive traits, experiences and relations in life. It focuses on realizing the positive human potential. Yoga is also a field which aims at realizing the deepest human potential. Unlike Positive psychology which is primarily focused on emotions and thoughts Yoga based practices also include interventions at the physical and pranic levels of self. Insights of Yoga are relevant not only for the individual self but also relevant for the collective forms of life like family, society and governance. In this session Prof Ashish will elaborate the Yogic perspective of Positive psychology at the levels of individual and collective forms of life based on the empirical and conceptual research work of his team carried out in IIT Bombay.


Dr. Ashish Pandey

Associate Professor, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

Dr. Ashish Pandey is Associate Professor with Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai where he teaches courses related to Organization Development, Human Resource Management, Self-Management and Leadership. Ashish regularly engages in consulting and training work for organization and leadership development with the organizations across industries and with many institutions of higher education. Ashish has published more than forty research articles in the field of Yoga and positive psychology, spirituality at workplace, mindfulness, business and society interface, and the best practices in management in globally reputed journals including Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review etc. He has co-edited the volume on Indigenous Indian Management published by Palgrave MacMillan. He is a co-founder of www.dharamwiki.org and offers a NPTEL course on Yoga and Positive Psychology.


Sri. Raghu Ananthanarayanan

Host, Co-founder, CCSIT

Raghu Ananthanarayanan, an alumnus of IIT Madras is a behavioural scientist, Yoga teacher and an author. His central quest has been the enquiry: “How to continually look within, transform, be the best and inspire?” This seeking led to discipleship with Yogacharya Krisnamacharya, dialoguing with J Krishnamurti and collaborating with Prof. Pulin K Garg. He has dedicated his life to the study and application of Yogic traditions to guide the inner transformation of individuals and shape leadership and culture building of organizations. He has pioneered the use of the Yoga Sutras, traditional theatre, and the Mahabharata in experiential learning. Raghu has authored many books. The latest books are “The Five Seats of Power - Discovering the best you can be through the Mahabharata” and “Antaranga Yoga - the Foundation of Indian Psychology”.