Archived Welcome Note: YSN Vol. 6, No. 3


The majority of us began our lives with almost perfect health upon arriving in this world, with no dependency whatsoever on pharmaceuticals. Somehow, over the years, however, many of us have managed to develop a dependency on pills, tablets, capsules, syrups, ointments, sprays, patches, drops, and inhalers of one kind or another. It’s time for us to see pharmaceutical dependency for what it is, and shift our focus to nutritional eating and healthy lifestyles!

The present issue of the Yoga Setu Newsletter (YSN) features an article on Applying Yoga Therapy in Health Care. Written by our internationally renowned health expert, Dr. Dilip Sarkar, this article emphasizes how western medicine defines health as the absence of disease, whereas in the yogic tradition, disease is defined as the absence of health, with a healthy state being the natural tendency of a human being.

Do you cringe at the thought of extended air travel and the possibility of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) within the tight confines of an aircraft cabin as a result of prolonged sitting? The article on “Traveling Well with Yoga” reports on an airline’s recent efforts to address such issues through brief yoga practice videos for passenger viewing during flight.

Learn all about the history of yoga that you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Follow the link below to Dr. Kothari’s comprehensive film spanning over 6,000 years of yoga history and much more.

And finally, as always, our Calendar link provides you with information about upcoming local and global yoga events that we think will interest you.

Visit our website at for these and other topical and timely articles!

~ Abha Gupta, PhD, YSN Editor