"Only when the whole dimension of thought, positive and negative, creative and destructive, can be witnessed, does the yogic aspirant succeed in the difficult task of directing his whole mind towards the expansion of awareness."
- Swami Niranjan
Dr Swami Shankardev's innovative approach blends Medicine with authentic Yoga Therapy, culminating in a revolutionary approach to total health. An internationally acclaimed author, researcher and keynote speaker, Shankardev has a unique ability to clearly and concisely explain the mind-body connection and its role in illness. Specializing in the treatment and rehabilitation of chronic physical and mental conditions, Dr. Shankardev has motivated and inspired people with a variety of health issues to explore their own creative solutions.
Authentic in his approach, Dr Shankardev has a wealth of knowledge of both Eastern and Western approaches. After graduating from Medical College, he lived in India for 10 years, gaining his yogic insight under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. During this time, he toured around India delivering lectures and seminars on a multitude of yogic subjects. Topics include everything from Tattwas and Chakras (cleansing and strengthening the subtle and psychic body); Mantras (injecting power into the subtle and psychic body); to awakening the higher mind (by calming the overactive thinking, and awakening intuition). Well versed in Yoga Physiology, Psychology and Philosophy, Dr Shankardev graduated as a Yogacharya (Adept of Yoga). Following this, he studied Ayurveda formally with Dr Vasant Lad.
He writes regularly for the Yoga Magazine, contributes to the scholarship of several of the books published bythe Satyananda Yoga Linneage, and has authored a few books on Yoga Therapy, they are:
- Yogic Management of Asthma and Diabetes.
- The Effects of Yoga on Hypertension.
- The Practices of Yoga for the Digestive System.
During the last two decades, he has toured extensively in Europe, USA and Australia conducting seminars on all aspects of Yoga Therapy, while managing a busy holistic medical practice in Australia. He now lives part of the year at Satyananda Yoga ~ Mangrove, part at Bihar Yoga Bharati India and the rest of the year traveling and teaching people about Satyananda Yoga.
A highly sought after speaker, Shankardev's emphasis is on Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. Workshops focus on helping people expand their awareness of what is going on with their individual physical and mental conditions. This has a rejuvenating effect on the body and mind, restoring and exercising people's individual unlimited potential. His workshops share detailed and grounded techniques, approaches, and insights allowing others to bring out their very best.
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