"Health Psychology", a topic to study from my M.Sc. Psychology 1st semester caught my attention because it made me to connect my daily life with it. I practice Yoga and Meditation and that compelled me to write this today. 

I am a big follower of Sadhguru and his teachings about Yoga because he makes a lot of sense to me. He always defines Yoga as a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature and not just twisting and turning of body.

Health psychology on the other hand is a specialty area of psychology that focuses on how all facets of our lives impact our physical health. Psychologists in this field don't treat the disease itself but try to find ways to help the person who is suffering improve his or her life by better understanding how the mind and body work together. 

Health was always linked to medicine and biology was the most associated term with health and wellbeing. In former times, infectious diseases such as influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gastroenteritis were the leading causes of death. Later, in the second half of the twentieth century, conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as accidents became the leading causes of death. These are chronic diseases, illnesses, or injuries related to lifestyle. Lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking, overeating and under exercising cause millions of preventable deaths per year. 

This meant that health was not just related to the physical or biological aspect of human beings. It also included psychological concepts of attitudes, decision making and stress and so on.

It is so great to learn and experience something together because I believe in seeking than credentialization.