MANAGEMENT OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY THROUGH AYURVEDA AND YOGA
Satish Patil, K.H.H.V.S.S. Narasimha Murthy, Mangalagowri V Rao*
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
There are roughly 75 million juveniles in the United States as of 2013, that means, one in four Americans have the potential of being labeled
as juvenile delinquents. Even in India, over 33,000 juveniles have been
arrested for crimes like rape and murder across the country in 2011.
Delinquent children belong to that category of exceptional children
who exhibit considerable deviation in terms of their social adjustment.
Ayurveda emphasizes on various factors like Prakriti, certain mental
disorders, desire, hatred, consumption of alcohol, intellectual errors,
intake of Rajasika and Tamasika food etc. as a causative factor for
anger and violent behavior which will further result in juvenile delinquency. The answer to manage this juvenile delinquency is
establishment of self-control by means of modification in the diet, behaviors, intake of Medhya Rasayana as mentioned in Ayurveda and disciplined lifestyle in the form of Yoga.