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Yoga and Positive Psychology for Managing Career and Life

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via Swayam

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ABOUT THE COURSE: Management is commonly understood as getting maximum returns from the available resources to achieve valued objectives. Management involves managing money, material, machine and men. While first three factors can be managed in objective manner when it comes to managing ‘men’ it is essentially managing ‘minds’. To manage or lead minds of others a manager needs to manage his or her own mind. Managing mind which can also be termed as managing ‘self’ requires systematic reflection on ‘self’. The course is weaved around the methods of strengthening of physical, emotional, intellectual aspects of ‘self’ based on the principles and practices of Yoga and Positive Psychology.INTENDED AUDIENCE: BTech and BE students of 3rd or 4rth Year, MBA students, Working professionals, Researchers and Teachers in Yoga INDUSTRY SUPPORT: There are many business organizations which promote Yoga and Positive psychology for the enhancing wellbeing of their employees. Employees and Managers of L&OD functions of the corporates will value this course.


Week 1: Positive Psychology, Yoga and Indian Psychology: Introduction and Connections Week 2:Realizing Flourishing and Authentic Happiness in Career and Life Week 3:Body Mind Connections for Managing Career and Life: Ayurveda and Yoga Week 4:Nurturing Positive Emotions: Perspective from Positive Psychology and Indian Psychology Week 5:Building Positive Relationship in Life and at Work Week 6:Discovering Meaning and Purpose in Career and Life Week 7:Psychotherapy in Indian Psychology and Yoga Tradition Week 8:Application of the Concepts of Positive Psychology and Yoga at Workplace

Taught by

Prof. Ashish Pandey



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