Scientific Programme

Monday, 6th December, 2010

8.00 – 9.00 AM            

9.00 AM – 1.00 PM C.M.E. On   Management of Life Style Health Problems of Global Importance through Yoga, Meditation and Naturopathy (2 Parallel Scientific Tracks, A & B)

Track - A:   Yogasana, Pranayama & Meditation for Life Style Health Problems                    Venue: JBTDRC Conference Room

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM   

Session - 1


  1. Dr. V. Chauhan
    Dean,  HIMS, HIHT University, Dehradun
  2. Dr. Shantaram Shetty
    Chief Research Co-ordinator & Secretary, International Board of Yoga
    The Yoga Institute, Mumbai


  1. Dr. P. Saranyan                                                                                                                    GL-1 Presentation
    Principal, SHMCN& YSc., Bhopal
    YOGism – an important component in therapeutic lifestyle change measures
  2. Dr. Ramaprabhu Vempati                                                                                                   GL-2 Presentation
    Research Leader, WCNT), Auckland, NZ
    Yoga for Allergy and Asthma
  3. Dr. T. Pramanik                                                                                                                   GL-6 Presentation
    Assoc. Professor, Dept of Physiology,
    Nepal Medical College,Kathmandu, Nepal

    Immediate effects of slow pace Bastrika Pranayam on blood pressure and heart rate
  4. Dr. Prashanth Shetty *
    Principal, SDM college of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire,                                         GL-4
    Naturopathy Based Life Style Management in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
  5. Dr. Bindu M. Kutty *                                                                                                        
    Addtl. Professor, Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore

10.30 – 11.00 AM

Tea Break
  Session - 2


  1. Dr. Ramaprabhu Vempati
    Research Leader, WCNT, Auckland, NZ
  2. Dr. T. Pramanik
    Assoc. Professor, Dept of Physiology, Nepal Medical College
    Kathmandu, Nepal


  1. Dr. Naveen K. Visweswaraiah *                                                                                   
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Yoga & Biosciences, SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore
  2. Dr. G. P. Dubey *                                                                                                          
    PI of Projects of Centre of Psychosomatic & Biofeedback Medicine, BHU, Banaras
  3. Dr. H.S. Vadiraja                                                                                                            GL-9 Presentation
    Technical consultant, CCRYN, New Delhi
    Effects of Yoga Program in early breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant radiotherapy: a randomized controlled trial
  4. Dr. Shantaram Shetty                                                                                                   GL-10 Presentation
    Chief Research Co-ordinator & Secretary,
    International Board of Yoga, The Yoga Institute, Mumbai
    Yoga for cardiovascular diseases - research, facts and programme
  5. Dr. Vedamurthachar  *                                                                                                 GL-11
    Research Director,  Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, Bangalore
    The role of sudarshan kriya on mental health
  6. Dr. T.N. Sathyaprabha                                                                                                  GL-3 Presentation
    Addtl. Professor, Neurophysiology & In-Charge, Autonomic Lab., NIMHANS, Bangalore
    Neurophysiological studies of Yoga in health and diseases

Track  – B:   Yoga for Healthy Living and Aging

9.00 AM – 1.00 PM

Venue: Sarojini Naidu Hall
  Session - 1


  1. Dr. P.B. Behere
    Prof. & Head, Dept. of Psychiatry, MGIMS, Sevagram
  2. Dr. T.N. Sathyaprabha
    Addtl. Professor, Neurophysiology & In-Charge,
    Autonomic Lab., NIMHANS, Bangalore


  1. Dr. N.K. Manjunath *                                                                                                    GL-12
    Registrar, SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore
    Yoga and Geriatric care –  an oriental approach towards healthy aging
  2. Dr. Kamakhya Kumar                                                                                                   GL-13 Presentation
    Chief Coordinator: Yoga-Arogya Polyclinic, School of Yoga and Health, DSVV, Haridwar
    Stress Free Life through Yoga Nidra
  3. Dr.  Hemalatha Murthy *                                                                                              GL-14
    Director,  National Academy of Naturopathy & Yoga, Delhi
    Social health, aging and role of Yoga for quality of Life
  4. Dr. Dalia Biswas                                                                                                             GL-15 Presentation
    Professor & Head, Dept. of Physiology, JNMC, Sawangi (M)
    Role of Yoga in Mental Health
  5. Shri. Kanchi Raghuram                                                                                                   GL-16
    State Coordinator, AP Pyramid Societies, Tirupati
    ‘ANA-PANA-SATI’ Meditation for Healthy & Happy Living

10.30 – 11.00 AM

Tea Break
  Session - 2


  1. Dr. G. K. Chaturvedi
    Principal, Morarji Desai Inst. of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, Vadodara
  2. Dr. Pooja Maddela
    Senior Doctor & Tutor, WCNT, Auckland, NZ


  1. Dr. Alex Hankey *                                                                                                            
    Dean, Academic Studies, Institute of Ayurveda
    Integrative Medicine, Attur, Bangalore
    Reversal of Ageing processes through Yogic disciplines
  2. Dr. Prafulla N. Ronghe                                                                                                      GL-18 Presentation
    Snehagandha Hospital, LIC Colony, Amravati
    Yogic concept of health and disease
  3. Dr. T.S. Ramakrishna                                                                                                        GL-19 Presentation
    Founder & Secretary, ESWARA, Hyderabad
    The impact of Food and ‘Lifestyle’ on performance-suggestions based on Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutra
  4. Dr. Makrand M Gore                                                                                                        GL-20 Presentation
    Research Officer, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla (Pune)
    Life style disorders – antiaging program of yoga

1.00 – 2.30 PM 

Poster Session and Lunch                                                              Venue:  JBTDRC
2.30 – 4.00 PM

Special Scientific Session                                                               Venue: Sarojini Naidu Hall  

  Naturopathy, Yoga & Meditation – An Integrative Therapy for Prevention and Disease Management


  1. Dr. Babu Joseph
    Director, National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune
  2. Dr. P. Saranyan
    Principal, Sant Hirdaram Medical College of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences,Bhopal


  1. Dr. Arti Prasad                                                                                                                  GL -21
    Founder & Executive Director, UNM Center for Life,
    UNM School of Medicine, New Mexico, USA

    Integrative Medicine Movement and Yoga Therapy in the US
  2. Ms. Matra Majmundar                                                                                                    GL -22 Presentation
    Consultant, Rehabilitation Stroke Research Center,Palo Alto, CA,USA
    Integrating Yoga into Rehabilitation: A Psycho Neuro Immunological Approach (PNI)

4.30 – 6.00 PM            INAUGURAL FUNCTION                                             Venue: Auditoriu

6.00 PM Tea
7.00 PM Cultural Programme                                                                       Venue: Arogyadham
8.00 PM Dinner                                                                                           Venue: Arogyadham

Tuesday, 7th December, 2010

Symposium on YOGism for Healthy & Happy Living and Aging

8.45 – 11.00 AM     Keynote Addresses    Venue: Auditorium


  1. Shri. Gambhir Watts
    President, Bhavan Australia, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
  2. Shri. Kanchi Raghuram
    State Coordinator, AP Pyramid Societies, Tirupati

Keynote Addresses on

  1. Yoga: a TREAT rather than TREATMENT                                                               KA -1
    Dr. Ramesh Bijlani
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, New Delhi
  2. Yoga for LIFE STYLE Related Problems                                                                    KA -2 Presentation
    Dr. Shirley Telles
    Director of Research, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar
  3. Yoga for healthy and happy Living                                                                               KA -3
    Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
    Director, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai

11.00 – 11.30 AM  

Tea Break

11.30 – 1.30 PM    

Guest Lectures on Yoga and related topics                     Venue: Auditorium


  1. Dr. Arti Prasad                                                                                                           
    Founder & Executive Director, UNM Center for Life,
    UNM School of Medicine, New Mexico, USA
  2. Dr. H.S. Vadiraja
    Technical consultant, CCRYN, New Delhi


  1. Dr. Deshratn Asthana *                                                                                            
    Research Associate Professor, Departments of
    Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Medicine,
    Univ. of Miami - Miller School of Medicine, Florida, USA

    Stress and Immunity
  2. Dr. Pooja Maddela                                                                                                     GL -24 Presentation
    Senior Doctor & Tutor, WCNT, Auckland, New Zealand
    Yoga the Therapeutic Lifestyle Management
  3. Dr. V. Chauhan                                                                                                           GL -25 Presentation
    Dean,  HIMS, HIHT University, Dehradun
    Yoga, the Science of Joyful Living
  4. Dr. Indu Arora                                                                                                            GL -26
    (International Yoga Teacher Trainer, E-RYT 500)
    Owner Yogsadhna LLC Boston, MA, USA
    Chakra Meditation with Mudra and Mantra

1.30 – 2.30 PM      

Lunch                                                                                      Venue: JBTDRC

2.30 – 4.00 PM    

Panel Discussion on Life time experiences in Yoga, Meditation and Nature Cure –  Leads and  Areas for Intensive Clinical Research


  • Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
    Director, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai


  1. Dr. R. V. Nisal
    Director, Nisargopchar Gramsudhar Trust, Uruli Kanchan, Pune
  2. Ms. Matra Majmundar
    Consultant, Rehabilitation Stroke Research Center, Palo Alto, CA,USA
  3. Dr. Ramesh Bijlani
    Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, New Delhi
  4. Shri. Gambhir Watts
    President, Bhavan Australia, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
  5. Dr. O.P. Gupta
    Emeritus Professor of Medicine, MGIMS, Sevagram

4.00 – 4.30 PM  

Valedictory Function                                                                     Venue: Auditorium

4.30 PM              

Tea & Field Trip (Gandhi Ashram, Paonar Ashram etc.)
8.00 PM                  Dinner

* Due to some unavoidable reasons the author was not able to attend the Symposium