The Scientific Basis of Yoga and Meditation

Taught by Indranill Basu-Ray, MBBS, MD (Med), DNB (Card), FACP, FACC

This course explains the psychoneuroimmunology of meditation practice in yoga, including pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. Extensive research using state-of-the-art techniques such as functional MRI and positron emission tomography has revealed remarkable changes in the brain and body which demonstrate that these yoga practices help prevent diseases, decrease aging and control problematic emotional states like anxiety and depression. This course outlines the latest concepts of how yoga helps in neuroplasticity, reduces aging, and increases immunity to help prevent diseases like heart attack and cancer, as well as multiple hematological, rheumatological and psychiatric disorders.

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