CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 1
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute
Pillaiyarkuppam, ...
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FACULTY MEMBERS OF CYTER:
DIRECTOR:
Prof. MADANMOHAN MBBS, MD, MSc, DSc (Yoga), FIAY
DEPUTY...
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YOGA EDUCATION:
Holistic health, integrative treatment
and mind–body medicine are now
buzz ...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 4
OUTREACH PROGRAMMES, EVENTS AND HONURS:
 Efforts to include Yoga in MBBS curriculum. Regul...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 5
 The CYTER team of Prof Madanmohan (Director), Dr Ananda Balayogi
Bhavanani (Deputy Direct...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 6
 CYTER inaugurated a special SILVER CITIZENS YOGA AND HEALTH
PROGRAMME for Senior Citizens...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 7
 CYTER conducted a special Programme for people of the third gender from
SCHOD Society, Cu...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 8
 The CYTER team of Prof Madanmohan (Director), Dr Ananda Balayogi
Bhavanani (Deputy Direct...
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 Yogachemmal Dr. Meena Ramanathan successfully completed her Doctor of
Philosophy in Yoga ...
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 Dr Ananda was invited to deliver a special address at the Maharishi Gitananda
Yoga Centr...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 11
To celebrate the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2015 the Centre for Yoga
Therapy, Education and...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 12
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 13
National Seminar & CME on
“Therapeutic Potential of Yoga” was
organised in collaboration w...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 14
Bhushan BKS Iyengar from the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune.
Dr Naik ble...
CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 15
YOGA RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:
A. SOUVENIRS OF CMES AND WORKSHOPS (3) :
i. Souvenir of th...
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13. Sharma VK, Raja Jeyakumar M, Velkumary S, Subramanian SK, Bhavanani AB,
Madanmohan, Sa...
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23. Bhavanani AB, Jayasettiaseelon E, Sanjay Z, Madanmohan. Immediate effect of
chandranad...
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C. PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS (12):
1. Health, rejuvenation and longevity: an ayurvedic perspecti...
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2. Comparative immediate effect of different yoga asanas on heart rate and blood
pressure ...
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  1. 1. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 1 Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry -607 402 CENTRE FOR YOGA THERAPY, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (CYTER) THE INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF CYTER Modern medical advancements provide the rationale for the integration of various traditional healing techniques like Yoga to promote healing, health, and longevity. Thanks to the foresight of Chairman and management of SBVU and MGMCRI, CYTER was started on 1 November 2010 and was functioning adjacent to Blood bank in Hospital Block. Currently functioning in 1st floor, I block, adjacent to the main Hospital block, MGMCRI since December 2013. “There are many centers where you can get a Yoga degree, attend a Yoga therapy session or find Yoga research being undertaken. However, to have all three happening in one place is surely innovative. This center is indeed a role- model that combines the best of the East with that of the West.” - Joseph le Page, founder- Integrative Yoga Therapy, USA At CYTER we have an integrated set up where we are educating future Yoga therapists while simultaneously helping patients recover from illnesses and at the same time developing an understanding through scientific research. Whereas Yoga is usually found in departments of Physical Education & Sports in most universities, we at CYTER have it in a medical institution thus enhancing the learning curve of our trainees. This also enables us to offer integrative and holistic therapeutic benefits for all patients in our hospital as many departments refer their patients for Yoga therapy on a regular basis.
  2. 2. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 2 FACULTY MEMBERS OF CYTER: DIRECTOR: Prof. MADANMOHAN MBBS, MD, MSc, DSc (Yoga), FIAY DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Yogacharya Dr. ANANDA BALAYOGI BHAVANANI MBBS, ADY, DPC, DSM, PGDFH, PGDY, MD (AM), FIAY COORDINATOR-CUM-YOGA THERAPIST: Yogachemmal Dr. MEENA RAMANATHAN BSc, MA, CYT, DYNS, PGDY, MSc, PhD YOGA INSTRUCTORS: Smt M LATHA, BA, BEd, PGDY & Sri P DANUSHAPNADEESH, BSc, MCA, DYEd YOGA THERAPY: CYTER is conducting a scientifically sound Yoga therapy programme through its Yoga Therapy OPD in I Block from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday-Saturday. Consultations are offered by Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Deputy Director CYTER and Mrs Meena Ramanathan, Coordinator and Yoga Therapist. Qualified Yoga instructors are imparting the schedules daily from 9 am to 1.30 pm. Individualised and group Yoga therapy sessions are being conducted for various medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, musculoskeletal and psychiatric disorders with excellent feedback from participants. Yoga therapy and lifestyle consultations are offered daily as part of Basic, Superior, Complete Cardiac and Deluxe Health Check packages of Master Heath Check-up in the Corporate Services Wing of the hospital since October 2013. Year Male Female TG Total Grand total 2010 31 28 - 59 12607 2011 440 750 27 1217 2012 210 542 10 763 2013 553 817 2 1372 2014 2047 2276 122 4445 2015 (Jan-June) 1527 3216 8 4751
  3. 3. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 3 YOGA EDUCATION: Holistic health, integrative treatment and mind–body medicine are now buzz words. Integrating Yoga with modern medicine will enable us to produce holistic physicians for health delivery of tomorrow as integrative medicine becomes popular. Our PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT) is one of the innovative courses in the country as it is offered through a medical institution and combines the ancient wisdom with evidence based approach of modern medicine. The course is conducted by experienced faculties who have Yoga and modern medical training as well as a wealth of therapeutic and research experience with more than 200 publications to their credit. This two semester (480 hr) part time course aims to produce qualified Yoga therapists competent to impart a scientifically sound Yoga therapy programme for patients of different conditions. The syllabus includes topics dealing with teachings drawn from ancient texts combined with modern medical advancements thus exposing students to various clinical applications of Yoga as a therapy in a medical institution. Internal assessment is given based on seminars and assignments and the student’s participation in regular patient care and research activities of CYTER in the hospital. A total 600 marks is allotted for theory including:  Foundations of yoga  Foundations of modern medicine  Foundations of yoga chikitsa (application of yoga as a therapy)  Application of yoga in different fields of human endeavor  Role of yoga in cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and digestive disorders  Yoga as a therapy for neurological, endocrine, metabolic, psychiatric and other disorders There is an extensive Practicum in both semesters (400 marks) that provides training in extensive Yogic techniques that are then applied in different conditions. Hands-on training in conducting sessions for healthy participants as well as clinical experience in dealing with patients of various conditions is provided. The first batch of students graduated from our PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT) in March 2015 and we are very proud that are the first set of Yoga Therapists graduating from a modern medical university. The second batch of students are currently pursuing the second semester with great interest. We are planning to convert the course into a two year Master of Science in Yoga Therapy (MSc YT) from the upcoming academics session (Aug 2015).
  4. 4. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 4 OUTREACH PROGRAMMES, EVENTS AND HONURS:  Efforts to include Yoga in MBBS curriculum. Regular updates on the psycho- physiology of Yoga and its therapeutic potential are given for the 1st year MBBS students.  Yoga training has been given for nursing students of the Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College on a regular basis since 2011. Nursing recruits visit CYTER during their orientation programmes and are given special sessions highlighting benefits of Yoga. At present 100 nursing students are enrolled for a 6 week training programme.  Regular Yoga awareness programmes in MRD since September 2013.  Regular talks as part of arthritis, obesity, back pain, diabetes awareness programmes organized by various departments.  Capsule talks and lecture-demonstrations in Scientific Academic Forum (SAF)  Outreach programmes in educational institutions and other social organizations to create awareness of Yoga and the functioning of CYTER at MGMCRI.  A CME-cum-Workshop on YOGA AND LIFESTYLE DISORDERS was organized by CYTER and Department of Physiology at MGMC&RI on 22 November 2013. More than 250 medical and paramedical professionals and students as well as Yoga practitioners and enthusiasts took part in the CME that gave participants an overview of the role Yoga can play in lifestyle disorders by inculcating a healthy lifestyle.
  5. 5. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 5  The CYTER team of Prof Madanmohan (Director), Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani (Deputy Director) and Smt. Meena Ramanathan (Coordinator - cum- Yoga therapist) presented an invited Workshop on Yoga Therapy at the 20th International Yoga festival organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Puducherry at Gandhi Tidal - January 4-7th 2014.  Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani (Deputy Director-CYTER) was invited to present workshops, seminars and talks at various venues in Australia and New Zealand from 24th March to 14th April 2014. He presented highly successful programmes organized by the Gitananda Yoga Association of Australia at IYTA-Wellington, Lotus Yoga Centre-Paraparaumu in New Zealand and Anand Yoga Academy at Adelaide. He also conducted intensive 3-day retreats at Tatum Park, NZ and Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia at Adelaide. He presented a special 2-day workshop at the International Yoga Teachers Association at Sydney, Australia and visited the Sivanna Integrative Health Centre, Sydney to discuss further collaboration in Yoga therapy. He had special personal meetings with Yogashri Dr Eric Dornekamp, the senior most Yoga authority of New Zealand and the world famous authority on Yantra-Tantra, Dr. Swami Anandakapila Saraswathi (Jonn Mumford) of Sydney, Australia.  Dr. Ananda was invited to attend Board of Studies meeting of GS College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, at Kaivalyadhama in Lonavla. He has been nominated as the chairperson for the subject, “Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body in the Context of Yoga.” This appointment is prestigious as Kaivalyadhama is one of the oldest and premier Yoga institutions of India. He was also Chief Guest for the inauguration of the Foundation Course in Yoga & Ayurveda at Kaivalyadhama. He was an invited Resource Person for the National Seminar on "Dimensions of Yoga and its dynamics" at MoP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai. He delivered an invited lecture on “Diverse Dimensions of Yoga for the youth" in the event organized jointly by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and MoP Vaishnav College.
  6. 6. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 6  CYTER inaugurated a special SILVER CITIZENS YOGA AND HEALTH PROGRAMME for Senior Citizens of the Serene Pelican Belfort Township. More than 25 senior citizens attended the sessions at CYTER. Dr Ananda gave an introduction and then the practice session was led by Dr. Meena Ramanathan and supported by Latha and Dhanush, the Yoga instructors. A special “Silver Citizens Clinic” is being organized from 11am to 12.30pm every Thursday at CYTER to benefit those who are above 60years of age.  Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Deputy Director CYTER was nominated to the Consultative Committee of the WHO COLLABORATING CENTRE IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE (YOGA) at the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi. He attended the 1st Consultative Meeting at MDNIY on 22nd and 23rd September 2014. WHO identifies institutions from member countries to work in specific areas of health and designates them as WHO Collaborating Centers. Across the globe there are 23 WHO Collaborating Centers for Traditional Medicine, but the only one for Yoga is at MDNIY while one for Ayurveda is in Jamnagar, Gujarat. It is a historic achievement for the country to have two WHO Collaborating Centers of Traditional Medicine and MDNIY is privileged to be the only WHO Collaborating Centre in the world to engage in achieving Yoga specific outcomes.  Our Deputy Director Dr Ananda gave a special interactive session on "Mind, Health, Discipline Development" for XII Std Students of the Wiseman HSS in Pondicherry on 1st October 2014. More than 200 students and staff attended the session where they were introduced to the concepts and scientific basis of Yoga. They were also made aware of the training and patient care facilities available at CYTER.  An interactive session was conducted by Meena Ramanathan, Coordinator- CYTER as a CPE on 26.10.2014 for in service pharmacists, staff and faculty of Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute (IGGGH&PGI) Pondicherry. She gave an interactive talk cum practical session on “Yoga, the Mind Body Medicine; A balm to calm the minds.” The 4th CYTER Foundation Day was celebrated on 1st November 2014 in a gala manner. Prof N Ananthakrishnan, Prof S Krishnan, Prof VR Srinivasan, Dr Nirmal Courmar, Dr Ravichandran felicitated the occasion. Mrs Asha and Mr Balamukundan represented the administration and NS graced the occasion. A yoga demonstration was done by students of the PGDYT course and the Senior citizens from Serene Pelican Township. Participants, students and faculty gave their positive feedback on the past 4 years of the activities at CYTER since its inception in 2010.
  7. 7. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 7  CYTER conducted a special Programme for people of the third gender from SCHOD Society, Cuddalore from 3rd to 7th November 2014. More than 15 transgender citizens attended the sessions at CYTER, as part of a pilot study of Senthil Kumar, MSc Nursing, KGNC. Dr Ananda gave an introduction and then the practice session was conducted by Yoga instructors Dhanush, supported by Latha.  Our Deputy Director Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani was an invited expert for the Consultative Meeting of World Health Organization’s Collaborative Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) at MDNIY, New Delhi on 10.11.2014. The meeting was Chaired by Dr Ishwar Basavaraddi (Director MDNIY) and conducted by Dr Ishwara Acharya (Director CCRYN and Programme Officer WHOCC). Other eminent members were Dr.Shirley Telles (Patanjali University), Dr. SC Manchanda (Ganga Ram Hospital), Dr Bimal Chaajer (SAAOL), Dr KV Naveen (SVYASA) and Dr JS Thakur (PGIMER). The WHO representatives were Dr Kim Sung Chol (TIP in Traditional medicine) and Dr Kathleen AS Holloway (Regional Adviser).  CYTER Team took part in Pondicherry Yogasana Association's 29th Yoga Sport Championship held on 15th and 16th November 2014. More than 1200 participants were given awareness about CYTER.  Coordinator-CYTER Dr Meena Ramanathan conducted a CME on 23.11.2014 for Nurses, Educators, Social Workers, Sisters and Nuns, staff and faculty of the congregation of St.Cluny as part of The South East Province Health Commission Meet for the South Zone on Yoga & Meditation; The Mind-Body Medicine; The Balm to Calm the Mind at St. Joseph’s Hospital (CLUNY).  A CME on “SLEEP, CONSCIOUSNESS AND MEDITATION: NEURO- PHYSIOLOGICAL CORRELATES” was held at MGMC&RI, Pondicherry on 27th November 2014. This event was organized by Department of Physiology and Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER), MGMC&RI, Pondicherry. More than 300 medical and paramedical professionals and students as well as Yoga practitioners and enthusiasts took part in the day-long event that updated knowledge of participants in fields of sleep, consciousness and meditation and introduced them to the practices leading to meditation.  Dr Meena Ramanathan gave a special Motivational/interactive session on "Positive Self-Empowerment for the Youth" for the Students, faculty and staff members of Avvaiyar College of Engineering and Technology for Women, Thiruvandarkoil, Pondicherry on 18.12.2014.
  8. 8. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 8  The CYTER team of Prof Madanmohan (Director), Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani (Deputy Director) and Dr. Meena Ramanathan (Coordinator - cum- Yoga therapist) presented a special Workshop on Yoga Therapy and Yoga awareness programme was conducted at the 21st INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Pondicherry at Gandhi Tidal from January 4th to 7th 2015.  The CYTER team of Prof Madanmohan (Director), Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani (Deputy Director) and Dr. Meena Ramanathan (Coordinator - cum- Yoga therapist) were invited resource persons for the CME on “Therapeutic Potential of Yoga” organized by Department of Physiology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Center, Ariyur, Pondicherry. The event on 20th January was attended by more than 200 participants and presentations by CYTER team were well appreciated by all.  Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani was invited to be a Resource Person for the online MEDITATION SUMMIT organised by Ananda Sanga Educational Institute of South Africa. A worldwide audience listened to eminent Meditation experts from around the World from 23rd to 29th January 2015.  Our Deputy Director Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani was an invited speaker for NATIONAL YOGA WEEK-2015 held at MDNIY, New Delhi from 12-18 February, 2015. He presented an invited talk on "Yoga for non-communicable disorders" and participated in the Executive Council meetings of the Indian Yoga Association. The Hon'ble Minister of AYUSH, Govt. of India SHRIPAD YESSO NAIK inaugurated the Yoga Week and released the logo of the Indian Yoga Association.
  9. 9. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 9  Yogachemmal Dr. Meena Ramanathan successfully completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Yoga (PhD) from the Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University and received her degree from the hands of the Governor of Tamil Nadu at the convocation held at Rajbhavan in Chennai on 18th February 2015. The public viva on her thesis had been held on the 11th February at the university campus and her defence of it was widely acclaimed by all present. She had studied the “Effect of selected yogasanas and pranayama practices on selected cardio-respiratory, psychological and psycho-motor variables among low and highly depressed geriatric women under the guidance of Dr. K. Vaithianathan, the former Vice Chancellor of the university. Her study found significant positive alterations in the cardio-respiratory variables, psychological variables and psycho-motor variables after 12 weeks of yoga training.  A three month biweekly Yoga training programme was conducted at CYTER for 2nd year BSc nursing students of KGNC. 50 of the 2nd year BSc nursing students of KGNC (1st Batch) underwent intensive training program including stress reduction, surya namaskar, asanas, pranayamas and relaxation techniques. They were also exposed to an introduction to Yoga philosophy, psychology and lifestyle. The valedictory of the Yoga training programme for the 1st batch was held on 4th March at CYTER. Prof KR Sethuraman, VC, SBVU gave away the certificates for the 50 students in the presence of Dr Madanmohan (Director CYTER) and Dr Renuka (Principal KGNC). The students did a demonstration and gave excellent feedback. Faculty members of KGNC and CYTER staff participated in the event. At the suggestion of the vice chancellor an ‘avant-apres’ compassion was done with the students giving single words for the way they perceived the pre -post effects of yoga training in their lives. The second batch of 50 students started their training on 9th March and this biweekly programme is continuing at present. The students have also been participating in pilot studies on the effects of various yoga techniques thus simultaneously enhancing their scientific understanding of Yoga.  Dr Meena was invited to be a panelist for the Woman’s Day celebrations event organized by Pondicherry Tourism and The Hindu at Hotel Surguru. She was felicitated for her significant contribution to welfare of women in Pondicherry and presented her views on the empowerment of women through Yoga.  Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani attended the Board Meeting of the Council for Yoga Accreditation International of which he is a member of the Board of Directors. The meeting was held at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla, India on 14-15 March and presided over by Shri Om Prakash Tiwari, Chairman of Board in the presence of Dr HR Nagendra, Vice-Chair of Board with other Directors including Dr Ananda in attendance. Dr Rajan Narayanan, Secretary of Board conducted the meeting that passed major resolution on setting standards for Yoga instructors, teachers and therapists. The Council for Yoga Accreditation International is a Peer Accreditation Association of Yoga Certification and Degree Granting Institutions modelled around the University accreditation system in the United States and field specific, standards bodies like that of law schools, business schools and medical schools.
  10. 10. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 10  Dr Ananda was invited to deliver a special address at the Maharishi Gitananda Yoga Centre at the Lexicon school in Viman Nagar, Pune on Sunday 15th March 2015. The centre is run by Sumita and Praveen Mukherjee with the support of the Lexicon Group. More than 30 members of the Pune Yoga family joined Dr Ananda for a Satsangha and enjoyed every moment of the interaction that resulted from inquisitive questions regarding many aspects of Yoga.  Dr Ananda was invited to be on the AYUSH Ministry Committee of Yoga Experts for International Day of Yoga celebrations 2015. He attended the first of the meetings in New Delhi on 6th April 2015. The meeting was chaired by Dr HR Nagendra, Chancellor SVYSA University and attended by eminent yoga experts as well as secretaries and officers from departments of AYUSH, MEA, HRD and Culture.  Dr Ananda participated in the Executive Council meeting of the Indian Yoga Association at MDNIY, New Delhi where many important decisions were taken regard celebration of the International Day of Yoga and the accreditation and registration of Yoga practitioners in India. The meeting was attended by heads of premier Yoga institutions.  Dr Meena conducted an interactive CME on “Rediscover thyself through the ancient wisdom of Yoga” at the St Joseph’s Hospital (Cluny), Pondicherry that was well attended by senior doctors of Pondicherry. CYTER staff and students gave an excellent demonstration.  Dr Ananda was nominated to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy in Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India. This is very prestigious as this is the council that oversees research and propagation of yoga at the national level. His tenure will last three years from 2015-2018.  Dr Ananda was invited to be on the AYUSH Ministry Committee of Yoga Experts for International Day of Yoga celebrations 2015. He attended the third of the meetings in New Delhi on 25th April 2015. The meeting was chaired by Dr HR Nagendra, Chancellor SVYSA University and attended by eminent Yoga experts as well as secretaries and officers from departments of AYUSH, MEA, HRD and Culture. His contribution to the success of the first IDY celebrations was acknowledged by the Ministry of AYUSH during the valedictory function of its International Conference on Yoga and Holistic Health on 22 June 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi and attended by delegates from all over the world.
  11. 11. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 11 To celebrate the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2015 the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) at MGMCRI of the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth organised a week-long programme with various multifaceted activities from the 21st to 26th of June 2015. A public awareness programme with free Yoga therapy consultations and lecture- demonstrations in collaboration with the Pondicherry Yogasana Association at MGMCRI City Centre from 7am to 1.30pm on June 21st. More than 300 participants performed the AYUSH Common Yoga Protocol and more than 300 members of the public had free Yoga and medical consultations, health checkup and Yoga therapy awareness sessions were given by eminent Yoga teachers and therapists of Pondicherry. Yoga awareness programmes were conducted for more than 600 staff and students of all the constituent colleges of SBVU from 22nd to 25th June. Staff and students participated enthusiastically in the programme.
  12. 12. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 12
  13. 13. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 13 National Seminar & CME on “Therapeutic Potential of Yoga” was organised in collaboration with Dept of Physiology at MGMCRI campus on 26 June 2015 in the Ground Floor Lecture Hall, College Block of MGMCRI. The event was organised by CYTER in collaboration with the Department of Physiology. The day-long event began with a lecture on “Psychosomatic mechanisms of yoga” by Prof Madanmohan, Director CYTER and Professor & Head, Dept. of Physiology, MGMCRI. This was followed by the inaugural function with a Special Address by Prof KR Sethuraman, Vice Chancellor of SBVU who said that CYTER combines rigorous scientific approach with faithful adherence to the traditions of Yogic practice to create an effective therapy that is complementary to modern medicine. He reiterated the whole hearted support of the management of SBV for Yoga therapy as an effective complementary therapy and that these services are offered totally free to all patients. He emphasized the need for clinicians to move from “pathogenesis, the search for factors causing pathology to salutogenesis a search for factors supporting health and wellbeing”. The keynote address was given by Ammaji Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani, Director of ICYER at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry. She stressed on the need to have a questioning attitude as exemplified by the great Rishis in the Vedic and Upanishadic lore. "The question is more important than the answer for the question determines our viewfinder, our trajectory and pathway towards higher evolution." said she in an inspiring address. Felicitations were offered by Prof N Ananthakrishnan, Dean PG, Research Studies and Allied Sciences as well as Prof M Ravishankar, Dean Administration. In the forenoon session, there were invited presentations on “Yoga in mental health” by Prof BN Gangadhar, the Dean (Behavioural Sciences) who enlightened the auidance about the effects of yoga in schizophrenia, depression and dementia as supported by the work at NIMHANS in Bengaluru. This was followed by a dynamic lecture-demonstration on the “Therapeutic potential of yoga” by Dr Manoj Naik, Consultant physician and direct student of Padma
  14. 14. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 14 Bhushan BKS Iyengar from the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune. Dr Naik blew the minds of all participants with his amazing skillful presentations done while taking up the most complicated Asanas on the lecture table itself. The afternoon session consisted of a presentation on “The heart of yoga therapy” by Dr Kausthub Desikachar, son and successor of Yogacharya TKV Desikachar of the Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga from Chennai. He stressed the need for experitial models rathan than experimental trials. “How can we measure and analyze through modern science something like Prana that is non-physical” said he. A Panel Discussion on “Integrating yoga therapy in mainstream medicine” was conducted with panelists including Dr Prakash Rao, Senior Homeopath and Scientist, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr Meena Ramanathan of CYTER and Sri J Mohanakrishnan, Physiotherapist from JIPMER. The event concluded with an open forum and valedictory. The souvenir of the International Day of Yoga 2015 celebrations at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry is available for free download from www.slideshare.net/anandabhavanani/souvenir-of-the-international-day-of-yoga-2015
  15. 15. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 15 YOGA RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS: A. SOUVENIRS OF CMES AND WORKSHOPS (3) : i. Souvenir of the CME -cum-Workshop on “Yoga and lifestyle disorders”. Department of Physiology and CYTER, MGMCRI, Puducherry. 22.11.2013. ii. Souvenir of the CME on “Sleep, consciousness and meditation: neurological correlates.” Department of Physiology & CYTER, MGMCRI. 27.11.2014. iii. Souvenir of the International Day of Yoga celebrations. 21 to 26 June 2015. B. PUBLISHED PAPERS (38) : 1. Bhavanani AB. Yoga in health care. Annals of SBV 2012; 1 (2): 15-24. 2. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Balaji R and Pushpa D. Immediate effect of suryanamaskar on reaction time and heart rate in female volunteers. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2013; 57 (2): 199–204. 3. Bhavanani AB. Modern Medicine, Meet Yoga. Integral Yoga Magazine USA. Fall 2013. pg 21-23. 4. Dinesh T, Sharma V K, Raja Jeyakumar M, Syam Sunder A, Gopinath M, Bhavanani AB. Effect of 8 weeks of pranav pranayama training on pulmonary function test parameters in young healthy, volunteers of JIPMER population. Int Res J Pharm App Sci 2013; 3 (4):116-18. 5. Dinesh T, Gaur G S, Sharma V K, Velkumary S, Bhavanani AB. Effect of 12 weeks of kapalabhati pranayama training on cardio-respiratory parameters in young, healthy volunteers of JIPMER population. International Journal of Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Research and Review 2013; 1 (4): 53-61. 6. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Madanmohan. Immediate cardiovascular effects of a single yoga session in different conditions. Altern Integ Med 2013; 2: 144. 7. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Madanmohan, Srinivasan AR. Hematological, biochemical and psychological effects of a yoga training programme in nursing students. Int Res J Pharm App Sci 2013; 3(6):17-23 8. Madanmohan. Integrating yoga and modern medicine. Annals of SBV 2013; 2 (2): 7. 9. Madanmohan. Yog for healthy lifestyle. Annals of SBV 2013; 2 (2): 20-23. 10. Bhavanani AB. Psychosomatic mechanisms of yoga. Annals of SBV 2013; 2 (2): 27-31. 11. Bhavanani AB. Yoga practices for prevention and management of lifestyle disorders. Annals of SBV 2013; 2 (2): 32-40. 12. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Balaji R, Pushpa D. Differential effects of uninostril and alternate nostril pranayamas on cardiovascular parameters and reaction time. Int J Yoga 2014; 7: 60-65.
  16. 16. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 16 13. Sharma VK, Raja Jeyakumar M, Velkumary S, Subramanian SK, Bhavanani AB, Madanmohan, Sahai A, Dinesh T. Effect of Fast and Slow Pranayama Practice on Cognitive Functions in Healthy Volunteers. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2014; 8 (1) : 10-13. 14. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Madanmohan. Immediate effect of alternate nostril breathing on cardiovascular parameters and reaction time. Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal 2014; 4; (Sp Issue): 297-302. 15. Bhavanani AB. Yogic perspectives on mental health. International Light 2014. Jan-March: 14-17. 16. Bhavanani AB. Yoga. Clinical Roundup: Selected Treatment Options for Depression. Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2014; 20: 54-55. 17. Madanmohan. Yoga for youth. Souvenir of the National Yoga Week 2014. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2014. Pg 52. 18. Bhavanani AB, Madanmohan, Meena Ramanathan, Srinivasan AR. Yoga improves psychophysical health of nursing students. Souvenir of the National Yoga Week 2014. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2014. Pg 65-70. 19. Bhavanani AB. Introducing integral yoga education for the youth. Souvenir of the National Yoga Week 2014. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2014. Pg 84. 20. Meena Ramanathan, Bhavanani AB. Immediate effect of chandra and suryanadi pranayamas on cardiovascular parameters and reaction time in a geriatric population. International Journal of Physiology 2014; 2 (1): 59-63. 21. Rajajeyakumar M, Amudharaj D, Bandi harikrishna, Madanmohan T, Jeyasettiseloune, Bhavanani AB. Immediate effect of different pranayam on short term heart rate variability in health care students. A preliminary study. International Journal of Physiology 2014; 2 (1): 39-43. 22. Bhavanani AB. Yoga: A novel integrative therapy. NisarVarta 2014; 6 (5): 13-15.
  17. 17. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 17 23. Bhavanani AB, Jayasettiaseelon E, Sanjay Z, Madanmohan. Immediate effect of chandranadi pranayam on heart rate variability and cardiovascular parameters in patients of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Yoga Mimamsa 2013; 45 (1&2): 1-13. 24. Dinesh T, Gaur GS, Sharma VK, Bhavanani AB, Rajajeyakumar M, Sunder AS. Effect of slow and fast pranayama training on handgrip strength and endurance in healthy volunteers. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2014; 8 (5): BC01-03. 25. Bhavanani AB, Meena Ramanathan, Madanmohan. Yoga and mind body therapies in health and disease: a brief review. Annals of SBV 2014; 3 (1): 29-41. 26. Bhavanani AB. Yogic perspectives on mental health. Annals of SBV 2014; 3 (1): 47-52. 27. Bhavanani AB. The yoga of interpersonal relationships. Annals of SBV 2014; 3 (1): 53-60. 28. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Balaji R, Pushpa D. Comparative immediate effect of different yoga asanas on heart rate and blood pressure in healthy young volunteers. International Journal of Yoga 2014; 7: 89-95. 29. Bhavanani AB. Diverse dimensions of Yoga. Yoga Mimamsa. 2014; 46:3-8. 30. Lee Majewski, Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. A novel rejuvenation program for cancer patients at Kaivalyadhama, India. Yoga Mimamsa 2014; 46:20-24. 31. Bhavanani AB and Meena Ramanathan. Meditation the Inner Yoga. Souvenir of the CME on “Sleep, consciousness and meditation: neurological correlates.” Department of Physiology & CYTER, Puducherry. 27.11.2014. pg 30-35 32. Dinesh T, Gaur G S, Sharma V K, Madanmohan T, Harichandra Kumar K T, Bhavanani A B. Comparative effect of 12 weeks of slow and fast pranayama training on pulmonary function in young, healthy volunteers: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Yoga 2015; 8: 22-26. 33. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. Role of yoga in health and disease. Journal of Symptoms and Signs 2014; 3(5): 399-406. 34. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. Role of yoga in non-communicable diseases: A brief review. Souvenir of the National Yoga Week 2015. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2015. Pg 53-60. 35. Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Trakroo M. Single session of integrated ‘silver yoga’ program improves cardiovascular parameters in senior citizens.. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol 2015; 4(2): 134-37. 36. Bhavanani AB. Potential of yoga as a therapy. Souvenir of International Day of Yoga celebrations. MGMCRI, Puducherry. 21-26, June 2015. pg 80-83. 37. Madanmohan. Yoga the best lifestyle for health. Souvenir of International Day of Yoga celebrations. MGMCRI, Puducherry. 21-26, June 2015. pg 84-89. 38. Bhavanani AB and Meena Ramanathan. Yoga practices for prevention and management of psychosomatic stress disorders. Souvenir of International Day of Yoga celebrations. MGMCRI, Puducherry. 21-26, June 2015. pg 92-106.
  18. 18. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 18 C. PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS (12): 1. Health, rejuvenation and longevity: an ayurvedic perspective. Madanmohan, Bhavanani AB. Abstracts of ‘Sanjeevita 2013′, the First Annual Summit on ‘Current Concepts in Integrative Medicine’ organized by CIDRF, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. September 6th 2013, MGMC&RI, Pondicherry. Pg. 48. 2. Yoga and modern medicine: need for integration. Madanmohan, Bhavanani AB. Abstracts of ‘Sanjeevita 2013′, the First Annual Summit on ‘Current Concepts in Integrative Medicine’ organized by CIDRF, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. September 6th 2013, MGMC&RI, Pondicherry. Pg. 48-49. 3. Effect of yoga training on cardiorespiratory health in obese subjects. Madanmohan, Bhavanani AB, AR Srinivasan, S Balanehru. Abstracts of ‘Sanjeevita 2013′, the First Annual Summit on ‘Current Concepts in Integrative Medicine’ organized by CIDRF, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. Pg. 49. 4. Yoga works, but how? Bhavanani AB, Meena Ramanathan, Madanmohan. Abstracts of ‘Sanjeevita 2013′, the First Annual Summit on ‘Current Concepts in Integrative Medicine’ organized by CIDRF, Pg. 49-50. 5. Immediate cardiovascular effects of pranayamas in patients of hypertension. Bhavanani AB, Madanmohan. Abstracts of ‘Sanjeevita 2013′, the First Annual Summit on ‘Current Concepts in Integrative Medicine’ organized by the CIDRF, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. 6.9.2013, MGMC&RI, Pondicherry. Pg. 50. 6. Effect of 12 weeks of pranayama training on basal physiological parameters in young, healthy volunteers. Dinesh T, Gaur G S, Sharma V K, Bhavanani AB, Harichandra Kumar KT. Poster No. A74. APPICON 2013. 7. Yoga for youth. Madanmohan. Abstracts of the National Yoga Week 2014. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2014. Pg 6. 8. Yoga improves psychophysical health of nursing students. Bhavanani AB, Madanmohan, Meena Ramanathan, Srinivasan AR. Abstracts of the National Yoga Week 2014. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2014. Pg 21. 9. Introducing integral yoga education for the youth. Bhavanani AB. Abstracts of the National Yoga Week 2014. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2014. Pg 22. 10. Neurophysiological basis of conscious behaviour. Madanmohan. Souvenir of the CME on “Sleep, consciousness and meditation: neurological correlates.” Department of Physiology and CYTER, Puducherry. 27.11.2014. pg 21 11. Therapeutic potential of meditation. Bhavanani AB. Souvenir of the CME on “Sleep, consciousness and meditation: neurological correlates.” Department of Physiology and CYTER, MGMCRI, Puducherry. 27.11.2014. pg 25 12. Role of yoga in non-communicable diseases: A brief review. Bhavanani AB. Abstracts of the National Yoga Week 2015. MDNIY, New Delhi, Feb 2015. Pg 6-7. D. COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS (4): 1. Differential effects of uninostril and alternate nostril pranayamas on cardiovascular parameters and reaction time. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. CYTER
  19. 19. CYTER Report- July 2015 Page 19 2. Comparative immediate effect of different yoga asanas on heart rate and blood pressure in healthy young volunteers. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. CYTER 3. Immediate effect of suryanamaskar on reaction time and heart rate in female volunteers. Meena Ramanathan. CYTER 4. Effect of 12-weeks of yoga training on cardiorespiratory, neurological and psychological parameters in a geriatric population. Meena Ramanathan. CYTER E. ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS (6): 1. Intra ocular pressure variations in forward bending yoga postures. Collaborative project with Department of Ophthalmology, MGMCRI. Proposal approved by IHEC in April 2014 and subjects are being recruited. 2. Effects of tratak and bhramari pranayama (yogic eye care module) on ocular muscle balance and accommodation in computer vision syndrome. Collaborative project with Department of Ophthalmology, MGMCRI. Proposal approved by IHEC in April 2014 and subjects are being recruited. 3. A study to assess the effectiveness of pranayama on level of depression among the transgender. Collaborative project with KGMC. 4. Effect of yoga training on cardiorespiratory health in obese subjects. Proposal submitted to CCRYN, Deptt of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & FW, Govt of India after clearance from IHEC. 5. Effect of 4 weeks yoga training on cardiorespiratory, neurological, haematological and psychological parameters in nursing students. Proposal approved by IHEC and subjects are being trained. 6. Effect of a comprehensive yoga therapy module on the pulmonary function and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Collaborative project with Department of Pulmonology, MGMCRI. Proposal approved by IHEC in April 2015 and subjects are being recruited. IMPORTANCE OF CYTER: The Govt of India, Ministry of Health & FW is currently promoting indigenous systems of health in a strong manner through AYUSH. The limitations of modern medicine in managing stress induced psychosomatic, chronic illnesses are the strength of Yoga and hence a holistic integration of both systems enables best quality of patient care. CYTER can be projected a nodal centre to train medical educators and administrators for setting up such integrative health centers in our country as we have the necessary infrastructure and man power. We can proudly state that it is only in the supportive and innovative milieu of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth that the holistic art and science of Yoga, our cultural heritage, has been able to reach both the classes and the masses of our society optimally, effectively and holistically.
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