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Wellness Day Talk: Brain Health

San Francisco Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Wellness Day Talk: Brain Health

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We open our third monthly Wellness Day programs with this talk with Dr. Suprabha Jain.

Lifestyle has a profound impact on brain health. Consider what you eat, the amount you exercise, the soundness of your sleep, and how you manage stress. These are essential to your brain health.

Dr. Jain will discuss common brain ailments such as dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, strokes, Parkinson's, brain cancer and Lou Gehrig's disease. Follow the anatomy of the nervous system and find out what goes wrong. (Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, head trauma, higher cholesterol, and smoking all increase the risk of dementia.)

It’s often said that mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Learn more about neurotransmitters and when communication between your nerve cells goes awry—including bipolar disorder, phobias and PTSD.

A Holistic Approach to Brain Health

Get the blood flowing with proper exercise and conscious breathing. More oxygen to the brain improves memory and concentration. The chemical changes in the brain enhance learning, mood and thinking.

Lifestyle and environmental factors over time can cause oxidation, which damages brain cells. A diet rich in antioxidants can help fend off the harmful effects of oxidation in your brain.

Sleep gives energy, improves mood and supports the immune system. Practicing meditation and managing stress may help fend off age-related decline in brain health. Stay positive. Be happy.

Mental exercises may improve your brain's functioning and promote new brain cell growth, decreasing your likelihood of developing dementia. 

Studies have shown that those with the most social interaction in their community experience the slowest rate of memory decline.

Commit to healthy living, wellness and longevity.

If you don’t have time for wellness, how will you have time for sickness?


Suprabha Jain, MD

Dr Jain was born and brought up in India. For many years she was recognized as one of the finest of yoga students. Her medical school training was done in the beautiful cities of Ajmer and Jaipur in India. After migrating to USA in 1992, she completed her residency training in Internal medicine and then the fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), PA, USA. As a resident and fellow, she showed keen interest in integrative and complementary medicine when she worked with Louis Mehl Medrona, MD at the Center for Complementary Medicine, UPMC. She joined Henry C Downs, MD, an integrative medicine practitioner, in 1999 at Walnut Creek, CA. She got the opportunity to start her own medical practice in 2000. She has since then developed, designed and delivered many ways of treating and managing true health and has coached her numerous loyal clients about the science of inner well-being. Dr Jain is on the faculty of the 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training program.

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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
1185 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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San Francisco Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center presents the core, true, classical teachings of the essential Yoga practices and philosophy for Self-Realization.

Swami Sivananda, a great modern yogi and saint from the Himalayas, was a medical doctor before becoming a monk and famous sage. He is the guru of Swami Vishnudevananda, who founded the organization named Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, under the name of his Master.

The Yoga we teach is the classical yoga/meditation method coming from Patanjali—the eight limbs of Yoga.

Vedanta philosophy comes from the Vedas, the oldest scripture known to humankind. It explains what the end is and how to achieve it. It teaches the unity of life or oneness of consciousness, and forms the philosophical basis of the teaching of Yoga.

The motto "Unity in Diversity" points out that Oneness is our essence. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center is a non-profit, volunteer-based, spiritual organization open to all, irrespective of age, race, creed, sexual orientation or status.

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