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Yoga & Your Health

M. D. Anderson Presents an Evening with Yoga Guru Swami Ramdevji Maharaj

M. D. Anderson News Release 06/30/08

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The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is hosting an educational program featuring Swami Ramdevji Maharaj, the world’s leading proponent of Patanjali Yoga, specifically Pranayama practices, or simple breathing exercises, for a healthy body and sound mind.
This free event is open to the public and takes place on Thursday, July 17. Check in begins at 7 p.m. at M. D. Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Building, 8th floor conference center, 1155 Pressler Street, followed by the evening’s program at 7:30 p.m.

Learn simple breathing exercises that can positively influence high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, cancer and other chronic ailments by increasing oxygen levels in the blood, reducing toxins, exercising internal organs and increasing good hormones in the body.


According to Swami Ramdevji, good health is the birthright of all human beings, and his ultimate goal is to share this belief with all individuals in manner that will benefit those most regardless of origin, religion, class or socioeconomic status. Swami Ramdevji was invited by the United Nations as a special guest during their "Stand Up Against Poverty" conference in 2006. Most recently, he introduced yoga to members of the United Kingdom House of Commons in July 2007.

Swami Ramdevji’s presentation will be delivered in Hindi and translated into English by Sen Pathak, Ph.D., professor of cancer genetics at M. D. Anderson, and Nik Nikam, M.D., interventional cardiologist and medical director at Sweetwater Clinic.

Parking is free underneath the Mays Clinic. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. The registration deadline is July 14. To register, e-mail or call 713-745-0549. Include the attendee’s name, address, e-mail address and how many people will be attending.

For more information, visit Public Education. 

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