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detail, Arhat seated

Detail: Vishnu Vishvarupa. India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, ca. 1800–20; Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 38.5 x 28 cm; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Given by Mrs. Gerald Clark; IS.33-2006


Medical and Modern Yoga

January 11, 2014
Freer Gallery of Art

Keynote: Dean Ornish, Preventative Medicine Research Institute

In conjunction with Yoga: The Art of Transformation, the Freer and Sackler Galleries host a symposium on modern yoga practice, therapy, and research. This is a groundbreaking collaboration between art museums and the emerging field of integrative medicine. Speakers renowned for their contributions to the transformation of Western thinking discuss “The Fine Art and Science of Yoga,” “Yoga Practice in Modern Society,” “Yoga, a Therapeutic Intervention,” “Transformations in Modern Medicine,” and “Scientific Research on Yoga and Yoga Therapy.”

The symposium was organized by Linda Lang, Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington.

Guest speakers include: Lorenzo Cohen, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Partap Khalsa, NCCAM, Washington, DC; Sat Bir Khalsa, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Timothy McCall, author of Yoga as Medicine; Richard Miller, Integrative Restoration Institute, San Rafael, California; Larry Payne, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles; Rob Saper, Boston University School of Medicine; Dilip Sarkar, International Association of Yoga Therapists, Prescott, Arizona; Eric Schoomaker, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; and Chris Streeter, Boston University School of Medicine.


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