The Department of Sports Science and Yoga, School of Rehabilitation and Sports Sciences, RKMVERI (Deemed University), Belur Math is organizing a fifteen day webinar series on the topic “Science of Pranayama” sponsored by Inter University Centre for Yogic Sciences, Bengaluru, which will cover topics on classical scriptural basis of pranayama as well as modern scientific evidence on the health benefits of pranayama.
This webinar series of 15 lectures covering various aspects of pranayama in special reference to the scriptural basis of pranayama, as well as evidence based modern scientific basis of pranayam, both from the point of theory and practice, based on our ancient authentic scriptures as well as modern scientific (neuro-physiological and cardiological evidence). We have drawn speakers from a large pool of competent monks of Ramakrishna Order available at our University and those elsewhere in India and abroad, scientists (neuro, cardiological, physiological, psychological, etc.), Psychiatrists and medical doctors.
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Last Date to register: 30 May 2023
Time: 6 pm – 7 pm
Note: The webinar will be streamed on the RKMVERI – Indian Spiritual Heritage Unit YouTube Channel
|Module 1: Scriptural basis of Pranayama|
|Date||Title/Topic||Name of resource persons||Affiliation|
|1 June||Inauguration of the webinar||Swami Atmapriyananda||Pro Chancellor, RKMVERI|
|Scientific basis of pranayama||B N Gangadhar||President, National Medical Commission|
|2 June||Fundamental concepts of classical pranayama||Dr O P Tiwari||Former Director, Kaivalyadhama|
|3 June||Swami Vivekananda’s ideas on prana and pranayama||Swami Atmarupananda||Minister in charge, Centre Vedantique Ramakrishna, Gretz, France|
|4 June||Prano virat—‘Life is immense’ (Rabindranath Tagore)||Swami Atmapriyananda||Pro Chancellor, RKMVERI|
|5 June||Insights on Pranayama from Jytosna Commentary of Hathayogapradeepika||Dr. Jayaraman Mahadevan||Professor & Dean, Division of Yoga and Spirituality, SVYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru|
|6 June||Essentials of Pranayama||S Sridharan||Senior Trustee, KYM Chennai|
|8 June||Hindu concept of breath and the esoteric theory of pranayama||Swami Vidyapradananda||Head, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI|
|13 June||Dimensions of Pranayama in Vedanta||Swami Japasiddhananda||Head, Department of Sanskrit & Philosophy,RKMVERI|
|Module II: Scientific basis of pranayama|
|7 June||Effects of pranayama on Anxiety, Affect, and Brain Functional Connectivity||Draulio Barros de Araujo||Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil|
|9 June||Cardiorespiratory and Endocrine Mechanisms Behind the Effectiveness of Pranayama||Dr Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan||Professor of Electrical Engineering ·and associate faculty of Centre for Neuroscience Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru|
|10 June||Effects of Pranayama on Brain Structure & Function||Dr Shubhadip Paul||Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI|
|11 June||‘Power of pranayama: The science of breathing’||Dr Indranil Basu Ray MD, DNB (Card), FACP, FACC||Chairman American Academy for Yoga and Meditation, Tennessee, USA|
|12 June||Yoga and Pranayama in Neurological Rehabilitation: Current Evidence||Dr. Anupam Gupta. MBBS, MD||Professor & Head, Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, NIMHANS Bangalore|
|14 June||Understanding Pranayama and its scientific mechanism of action||Dr Hemant Bhargava MBBS, MD (Yoga & Rehabilitation), MSc (Psychology), PhD||Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS Bangalore|
|15 June||Valedictory session||Swami Sarvottamananda||Vice-Chancellor, RKMVERI|
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