Using Yoga To Conquer Cancer: Cancer Survivors, Public Invited To Free Talk. Sponsored By Henry Ford Medical Center February 13, 2002

01 November, 2001

[Detroit]- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of South India will conduct a two-hour seminar sponsored by Henry Ford Medical Center, "Yoga And Meditation as Cancer Preventative" on Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Mary Hospital Auditorium in Livonia, Michigan. The Oncology staff of the Henry Ford Medical Center encourages cancer survivors to seek wellness therapies that improve their energy levels and balance the system to prevent recurrences.

Understandably, cancer patients who have successfully beaten the odds through traditional treatments are eager to remain healthy. Most seek a long-term support network and health regiment that becomes part of their daily life. Sadhguru Vasudev teaches Isha Yoga, a natural form of yoga that helps one experience the unity of body, mind and energy. By adopting yoga as a life discipline, good health is a guaranteed by-product.

Using yoga and meditation for wellness can be a family affair. Many times patients treated for cancer have a family history of the disease. Family members at risk are encouraged to focus on wellness and prevention. Caregivers of cancer patients often experience physical, mental and emotional strain that can linger through the long-term recovery period of loved ones. In these cases, families who practice yoga and meditation together can find a measure of inner peace and create a support network for body, mind and spirit.

With high incidences of cancer in the Detroit area and the nation at large, people who are concerned about their susceptibility to the disease are encouraged to focus on prevention. Yoga is an excellent tool to maintain health from the inside out. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will present yoga as a science used since ancient times in India as preventive treatment for people seeking a healthy life, and can also enhance memory, decision-making capacity and concentration. Many of his students have experienced relief from a variety of chronic ailments such as asthma, hypertension, migraine, stress, pain, and obesity. Sadhguru will share first hand experiences and case histories regarding the use of his yoga program for treatments and cures of medical conditions.

Dr. Suresh Gupta, a pain management specialist and partner at the Dayton Outpatient Center and a sponsor of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Yoga Programs there says, "I treat all kinds of pain problems, and I have seen the value of this great art and science for these and many other problems."

The major components of Isha Yoga are breathing techniques and meditation, which make it different from Hata yoga, more widely taught in the west as an exercise form. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s yoga programs do not require physical agility to participate. After the free seminar on February 13, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will return to Detroit to conduct a 2-day yoga program for cancer survivors on February 17-18. Persons interested in learning more about the free cancer talk should contact Dr. Kalpana Rajdev at 248-478-4786.

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