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 ‘Self’ comprises of many sets and sub sets where deeper realization is essential for better clarity. Understanding self requires treading in a complex territory. Vedic systems link ‘Self’ with Jeevatma, the soul. The instrument available to awaken ‘self’ is the mind. Knowing the ‘self’ is a real test for our learnings and journey involved in exploring real self is tough but important.

This basic book on the subject is divided into four parts. The first part constitutes — Self-concept and Self-confidence, Human Values and its Classification, Sources and Methods for Inculcation of Human Values and Role of Different Agencies in Promotion of Values. The second part includes Yoga Education, Prakriti - Purusha - Ishwara, Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali and Scientific and Therapeutic Basis of Yoga. The third part discusses knowing one’s true potential, peace, progress and harmony. And the fourth one is on the different role of teacher in developing ‘understanding of self’ among the learners. Illustrations/diagrams/pictures have been provided wherever needed for better understanding. The readers of the book may find it interesting and useful. 

About Author

Dr. Kuldeep Singh Katoch, Ph.D. in Education is presently teaching in Department of Education, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Before joining the university, he has more than twelve years teaching experience in MLSM PG College, Sundernagar, HP. He served as an expert member of various bodies, viz., NCTE, NIOS and UGC-NET examination. He has guided a number of Ph.D. and M.Phil. students. He has attended many national, international level seminars. He also has to his credit more than fifty research papers and research articles published in national and international peer reviewed journals.


Dr. Suman Kumari Katoch holds Master’s Degrees in Physics, History and Education; M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Education, PG Diploma in Yoga Studies. She is presently teaching in MLSM PG College, Department of Education, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh. She has been teaching B.Ed. classes for the last thirteen years and during this period her main emphasis was on human values, human rights, environmental education and yoga education. She has also been guiding a number of researchers. She has attended many national, international seminars and her research papers have been published in many journals. 



Unit I

The Self and Human Values

1.  Self-concept and Self-confidence

1.1  Self-Concept 

l  Definitions of Self-Concept 

l  Characteristics of Self-Concept Theory 

l  Factors affecting Self-Concept 

l  Components of Self-Concept 

l  How to Develop Self-Concept 


1.2  Self-Confidence 

l  Sources of Self-Confidence 

l  Importance of Building Self-Confidence 

l  Ways of Improving Self-Confidence

2.  Human Values and Classification

2.1  Concept of Values

l  Definitions of Values

l  Characteristics of Values

l  Nature of Values

l  Objectives of the Value Education

l  Kinds of Values


2.2  Need and Importance of Values


2.3  Classification of Values

l  General Classification

l  Classification based on Indian Philosophy

l  Classification according to Thinkers and Philosophers

l  Classification according to Educational Agencies

3.  Sources and Methods for Inculcation of Human Values

3.1  Sources of Values

l  Constitution

l  Religion

l  Culture


3.2  Methods of Teaching Human Values

l  Direct Approach

l  Indirect Approach

l  Integrated Approach

4.  Role of Different Agencies in Promotion of Values

4.1  Role of Different Agencies in Promoting Values

l  Family

l  School

l  Voluntary Action Promote Values

Unit II

Philosophy and Psychology of Yoga

5.  Yoga Education

5.1  Concept of Yoga

l  Meaning and Definition of Yoga

l  Characteristics of Yoga

5.2  Historical Background of Yoga

5.3  Yoga Education

l  Need and Significance of Yoga Education

l  Objectives of Yoga Education

l  Yoga’s Contribution in Human Development

6.  Prakriti-Purusha-Ishwara

6.1  Concept of Prakriti-Purusha-Ishwara

l  The Five Basic Truths

l  Prakriti

l  Purusha or the Self

l  Ishwara/God/Vishesha—Evolution of the World

6.2  Relationship of Prakriti and Purusha with Sankhya

7.  Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali

7.1  Ashtang Yoga

l  Yama (Restraint)

l  Niyama (Culture)

l  Asana (Comfortable Postures)

l  Pranayama (Breath-Control)

l  Pratyahara (Senses-Withdrawal)

l  Dharana (Attention)

l  Dhyana (Meditation)

l  Samadhi (Super-Concentration)

8.  Scientific and Therapeutic Basis of Yoga

8.1  Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Values of Yoga

8.2  Aspects of Yoga

l  Philosophical aspects of Yoga

l  Psychological aspects of Yoga

l  Mental/Intellectual aspects of Yoga

l  Spiritual aspects of Yoga

l  Physical aspects of Yoga

8.3  Yoga Therapy and Five Koshas

8.4  Yogic Diet and its Impact on Health

l  Division of Nutrition

l  Principles of Yogic Diet

8.5  Asanas, Pranayama and Yogic Kriyas and their Effect to

Promote a Sound Health

l  Asanas

l  Pranayamas/Breathing Exercises/Techniques

l  Kriyas

Unit III


9.  Knowing One’s True Potential

9.1  Self-Identity

9.2  Self-Esteem

9.3  Aspects of Development of the Inner Self

9.4  Self-Development Strategies

9.5  Personality: Determining a Distinctive Personality

9.6  Forms of Self-Expression—Personal/Social Constructs

9.7  Communication Skills

9.8  Self and Identity—Adult-Child Gaps

10.  Peace, Progress and Harmony

10.1  Locus of Control

10.2  Stress Management

10.3  Techniques of Relaxation

10.4  Social Interaction and Group Influence

10.5  Methods of Conflict Resolutions

10.6  Yoga for Peace and Harmony

10.7  Breathing Exercises

10.8  Meditation

Unit IV

Role of Teacher in Developing Understanding of Self among Learners

11.  Different Role of Teacher

11.1  Need of Values and Professional Ethics for Teachers

11.2  Role of Teacher as Facilitator and Partner in Well-being among Learners

11.3  Reflecting on one’s own Childhood and Adolescent Years of Growing-up

11.4  Facilitating Development of Awareness about Identity among Learners

11.5  Developing Skills of Effective Listening, Accepting, Positive Regard etc. as a Facilitator



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