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Dr. Priyanka Pandey conducted the 4th Manav  Samman meeting on 30th July 2018. The topic was management of epilepsy through yoga. Yoga, an integral part of Indian culture and heritage, is said to bestow good health - physical, mental and spiritual - on the practitioner. There are various types of yoga involving postural exercises (asanas), breath control (pranayama) and meditation. She discussed the astang marg of yoga which includes the eight steps of yoga as follows:,

yama, niyam, asana, pranayaam, dhyaan, dharna, samadhi.

She also explained how Sahaja yoga, a simple form of meditation, reduced seizures and EEG changes in people with epilepsy. The effect of meditation was attributed to a reduction in the level of stress and enhance the mental and physical health of patients. All the members listened careful and practised all the yogic asana according to the instructions given by Dr. Priyanka. At the end of session all the members reflected on their experience of the yoga session.

Samman Association, the Mumbai Chapter of Indian Epilepsy Association, is dedicated to empowering people with epilepsy and their caregivers.







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