Title: Management of emotions: a study using Patanjali's Yoga Sutra

Authors: Vishnu N. Mishra; Nivrati Mishra

Addresses: Govindram Seksaria Institute of Management and Research, MR-10, Scheme 54, Near Hotel Fortune Landmark, Indore (M.P.), India ' Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore: 452001 (M.P.), India

Abstract: The great Sage Patanjali is a great exponent of yoga philosophy, a grammarian and a physician. His most famous work the Yoga Sutra is a superb treatise for management of self in general and management of emotions in particular. The universal aphorisms given by Sage Patanjali are of an excellent source of wisdom and enlightenment. The researchers in this study have made an effort to use Patanjali's aphorisms to make the management style of managers more effective. This is an effort to empirically test Patanjali's Sutras on Indian managers and hereby get an insight as to how Patanjali's teachings can be useful in managing emotions while working in organisations. This paper highlights a model based on Patanjali's aphorisms and uses it for studying the current management of emotions of employees in organisations.

Keywords: emotional management; management of emotions; Patanjali; Yoga Sutra; aphorisms; employee emotions; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2014.058254

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2014 Vol.6 No.1, pp.3 - 18

Available online: 11 Dec 2013 *

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