YOGA: The Practice and the Science
By Professor Sat Bir Singh Khalsa.
With response by Maureen Goodman, programme Director of the Brahma Kumaris.
Jointly organised by the Janki Foundation and the Brahma Kumaris.
Yoga has become increasingly popular as a way of promoting general fitness, improving mental health, resilience and awareness, and creating a balance between body, mind and spirit. It is highly effective as a preventive practice and it has significant potential as a medical therapy.
An ancient practice, it has an integral part to play in today’s society for physical, mental and spiritual health, especially in its promotion of quality of life and life purpose and meaning.
Guest speaker: Prof Sat Bir Singh Khalsa Ph.D. is an instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, director of research for the Kundalini Research Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has conducted yoga research trials on insomnia, stress and anxiety disorders, and yoga in schools. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care, and author of the Harvard ebook Your Brain on Yoga.
Response by Maureen Goodman, Programme Director of the Brahma Kumaris. She is a much sought after speaker and workshop leader, who travels internationally. A major part of Maureen’s work is with community groups developing the University’s outreach work in prisons, healthcare, education, women’s issues and inter-religious dialogue.
MC: Toots Beckett, Medical coordinator for a large primary school. She has also worked in inner-city London schools, supporting the welfare of children and parents for nearly a decade.
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