The term 'Indian psychology' denotes the psychological teachings in the Indian systems of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, classical Indian medicine (āyurveda), and Sikhism. The psychological approach focuses on how human consciousness, experience, and behaviour are analysed in these systems and, from a practical and applied perspective, which methods are suggested to understand, clarify, and modify one's consciousness, experience, and behaviour.
Based on scientific evidence practical and applied IP, particularly Buddhist psychology and mindfulness, plays a significant role in Western health systems, especially in the prevention and treatment of stress-related mental and physical conditions. Besides Buddhist mindfulness meditation also other yogic methods are applied to improve mental and physical health.
Methods of IP are extremely useful in enhancing one's general mental and physical health and well-being, concentration, and capacity to deepen one's insight into the characteristics of life. They can be applied in diverse individual and group settings.