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Intentional Breath-Hold Practice (Kumbhaka) – Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series – Nick Shroff – April 27th, 2024

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Intentional Breath-Hold Practice (Kumbhaka)

Breath retention, known as Kumbhaka, has been a cornerstone of pranayama techniques for centuries. Despite its seemingly counterintuitive nature, the body can remarkably adapt, ensuring the continued functioning of vital organs. Voluntary breath-holding, also known as control pause, has been found to reduce heart rate, stress, and anxiety, promoting deep relaxation in the nervous system.

You will learn the synergy of ancient yogic wisdom and modern medicine insights and practical applications in your daily life in this fascinating


Dr. Nick Shroff MD, FACS, E-RYT Professor, Research & Teaching Faculty VaYU

Dr. Nick Shroff is a urologist, cancer surgeon, yoga-alliance teacher, and healthcare consultant. He practiced conventional Western/allopathic medicine for over four decades, integrating his skills with modern holistic therapy. His technical skills and compassion have guided him to facilitate healing at a deeper level.

Dr. Shroff leads by example, imparting the knowledge received from the revered spiritual masters. He has voluntarily conducted numerous yoga classes for yoga practitioners, seniors and cancer patients for several decades. He teaches integrated medical knowledge that combines yoga and holistic living, affirming their validation by modern science.

Dr. Shroff is the President of the American Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF). He stands out as a social innovator utilizing his education, experience, and leadership skills, especially for the elderly and underserved populations in low socioeconomic communities.


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April 27, Saturday
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT