This CME program is well suited for Physicians and other Medical Professionals who seek to be well-informed on yoga therapy as a non-invasive alternative. Also, individuals planning to recommend yoga practice to patients for health management.
Non physicians who are yoga trained or interested individuals who aim to utilize this knowledge for providing lifestyle counseling to offer yoga therapy solutions for clients are also strongly recommended to take advantage of this offering.
Format: The format includes the presentation of theory and research history along with current updates, case studies, demonstrations, and practice sessions.
Credits: Life in Yoga Institute, Inc designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credits in accordance with their actual participation in the activity
Duration: 2 days - Nov 4th and 5th, 2023
FREE (Voluntary donation)
Mode: This is a live internet course conducted over Zoom
Jointly Provided by VaYU and Life In Yoga Institute This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM)
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Venkat Srinivasan, MD, ABIM certified, Hill Country Lifestyle Medicine, TX
Prashant Joshi, M.Phil, C-IAYT (VaYU coordinator)
Who should attend?
Physicians and other Medical Professionals who seek to be well-informed on yoga therapy as a non-invasive alternative. Also, individuals planning to recommend yoga practice to patients for health management
Yoga trained or interested individuals who aim to utilize this knowledge for providing lifestyle counseling to offer yoga therapy solutions for clients
The purpose of this course is to facilitate participants' understanding of the potential therapeutic applications of yoga and encourage its integration into healthcare practices.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the range of non-invasive yoga practices suitable for patients' health management
- Source information regarding the various non-invasive yoga practices available for promoting patients' health management
- Acquire the ability to discuss yoga with patients as a valuable tool for health management
- Attain proficiency in utilizing simple yoga techniques for patients' disease management and overall health enhancement
- Differentiate between available resources for advancing education in yoga therapy and complementary medicine
- Prepare for further training aimed at achieving a high level of expertise in the field of yoga therapy
Lecture & Discussion
- The Relevance of Yoga Therapy in Medicine
- Historical Evolution of Yoga
- Comprehensive Understanding of Yoga, including Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Meditative Practices, and Yoga Therapy
- The Science and Underlying Psychophysiology of Yoga Practices – Exploring Healing Mechanisms
- Significance of Breathwork Practices
- Exploring the Benefits of Meditative Practices
- Ayurveda and Practices Aligned with Yoga
- Overview and Deliberation on Yoga Therapy for Specific Disease Conditions: Musculoskeletal System Disorders, Cardiovascular Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Cancer, Respiratory Disorders, Metabolic Syndrome, etc
- Introducing Simple Relaxation Techniques
- Breathing Practices: Bhastrikā, Kapālabhāti, Bāhya Kumbhaka, Anuloma-Viloma, Bhrāmari Prānāyāma
- Yoga Posture Practices for Digestion, Elimination, Restful Sleep, Musculoskeletal Toning, and Balance
- Meditation Techniques: Mindfulness and Deep Relaxation
Sponsor Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Life in Yoga Institute and Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU, USA). Life in Yoga Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Disclosure: All speakers participating in CME activities sponsored by VaYU and Life in Yoga Institute are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Full disclosure of speaker relationships will be made before or during the activity as needed. Those expecting to discuss “off-label” drug usage must identify that portion of the presentation as being related to “off-label” use of drugs.
Disclaimer: VaYU or Life in Yoga Institute and their staff are not responsible for injury or illness resulting from use of medications or modalities of treatment discussed during this educational activity.