1st Medical Yoga Conference was organized by Unnati Yogatherapy & Training Center under joint auspices of Hardikar Hospital, Shivajinagar, Pune on 4th December 2016.

There was an overwhelming response. Dignitaries from Physiology Department of B. J. Medical college & other medical colleges graced the conference.

The conference was inaugurated in the hands of Dr. Ramesh Bijlani Sir, (Ex-HOD-AIIMS-DELHI). He is the authority in the field of Physiology & Philosophy. In his inaugural speech, he guided us for refinement & purification of our emotions & intelligence. He explained the concept of divine will, divine wisdom & active-voluntary surrender – which should be taken as an opportunity for self-spiritual development. He ended with narration of un-favourable & favourable conditions, under both, we can fulfil purpose of existence.

Dr. Jagdish Hiremth Sir, eminent -cardiologist of Pune, warned us about depression & rumination of thoughts. He stressed the importance of empathy, humor, calmness for helping heart. Dr. Sanjay Phadke, eminent Neuropsychiatrist of Pune elaborated, about the researches, he has undertaken, In the field of Yoga & Neuroscience. He explained the effects of Yogic Postures during practise & lasting effect thereafter. He explained the effects of Yogic postures, at EEG, EMG & Heart rate. He narrated, the way brain functions (e.g. Heuristic) & the pathway of Yoga as volitional change from automatic or random responses.

Dr. Leena Phadke madam, associate professor at KN Medical College, explained the new concepts of normal breathing, where she said neuroplasticity is minimal (at respiratory centers), however she narrated many circuits present, which are interlinked with each other & are excitatory. She elaborated about (CPG) Central Pattern Generation & told us that inter mittant efforts bring better results than continuous.

Dr. Ulka Natu, eminent Gynaecologist & Obstetrician of Thane & also a dedicated Yogic person, explained her research work in the field of Prenatal Yoga. She explained the effects of Omkar recitation on placental circulation, proved by her in foetal Doppler study.

The conference ended with a brief by Dr. Vineeta Ketkar on the subject of Medical Yogatherapy advised at her center. This is based on Ashtang Yoga, Hath Yoga & Rope & Belt Therapy. Padmashree Dr. Sharad M. Hardikar Sir guided everybody at the conference, for patent – centric & research oriented approach, in the field of Yoga.

* We teach this information in the Medical Yoga Teacher Course and Advance Course for Yoga Professionals and doctors.

* This information is applied in Medical Yoga Therapy to help the patients.