Chair, Center for Integrative Medicine & Yoga, Taksha Institute, Hampton
Yoga’s evolved as one of the most reliable, authentic & efficient health care systems available today. Most believe daily yoga practice & maintenance of a yogic lifestyle produces better health benefits than regular exercise. These yogic health benefits are useful as therapy for chronic lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, chronic lower back pain, asthma, depression & stress. In this session Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, D.Litt(yoga) will guide you through a gentle practice of Yoga Therapy for Health & Healing sitting on a chair or yoga mat.
Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, C-IAYT, D.Litt (Yoga) & Chair, Center for Integrative Medicine & Yoga, Taksha Institute, Hampton, VA is a retired Vascular Surgeon turned Yoga Acharya, Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist & Ayurvedic Teacher. Retired Assoc. Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, he now teaches Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Philosophy & Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy nationally & internationally to health care providers, focusing on integrating Yogic & Ayurvedic wisdom with western medical science. Dr. Sarkar started the 1st US category 1 ACCME-approved CME (Continuing Medical Education) course for physicians: Yoga Therapy for Medical Professionals. He serves on local & national healthcare boards as Past President of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Assn, Hampton Roads Chapter, Past President of the Board of Directors, Int’l Assn of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Past Chairman of the Board, Life in Yoga Institute, Life Member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) & Fellow, American Assns of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). On January 12, 2019 during annual convocation he was awarded Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree in Yoga by the World’s top Yoga University, SVYASA of Bengaluru, India.