East Meets West - by Dr.H.R.Nagendra – a Report

Cupertino, CA July 31st, 2012

Dr H R Nagrndra with Yoga Bharati Volunteers

 On Sunday, July 29th, 2012, Yoga Bharati Bay Area Chapter hosted programs towards Pre-Conference Workshop with the theme – EAST MEETS WEST to highlight Swami Vivekananda’s upcoming 150th Birthday. Yoga Bharati’s International Conference Yoga Sangam is also organized to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s dream of East Meeting West.

Guruji Dr. H.R.Nagendra, the Vice Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (VYASA) has worked in making Swami Vivekananda dream of spreading Yoga and its Philosophy to the world by bringing scientific research into yoga and making yoga therapy, an evidence based modality.

Guruji conducted a yoga workshop on Stress Management ((Stress Management for Excessive Tension) in Sunnyvale temple on Sunday July 29th at 7am. This workshop was attended by more than 50 people who were impressed and inspired by the depth of the yoga practice which was not just asanas, but a wholesome practice for the body, mind and soul.

Guruji also conducted a lecture and practice workshop on East Meeting West at India Community Center (ICC), Milpitas. He presented the work of VYASA, its 25 years of research on yoga and its applications in back pain, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, etc. More than 200 research papers are published in various scientific journals. Guruji had a great response to his program. More than 60 people including alumni of Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore) attended the program. Some people were so inspired that they decided to visit VYASA Bangalore and expressed their interest to dedicate their time volunteering for VYASA and Yoga Bharati.

Guruji also attended a Yoga Sangam Curtain Raiser Dinner with donors, supporters and Community Leaders on July 29th evening

KLOK’s Mahima Creations hosted a talk by Guruji Dr.H.R.Nagendra on their Altu Phaltu show, at the peak hour on the evening of June 29th.