Management of Chronic Diseases Through Yoga

Facilitator: Dr. Sharad Bhalekar

Medium of Communication: English

Duration of Program: 2 days, 2.15 hours session each day (with 15 minutes of pause after the first hour) 

Dates: 7th and 8th November 2020

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:45 pm (Indian time; +5:30 hrs GMT)

Fees: 2,100/- INR

Medium: Zoom meeting

About the Workshop:

Chronic stress leads to disturbance in metabolic and digestive activities which further reflects in the form of various physical diseases. Commonly those become chronic diseases like-Migraine, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, skin allergies, PCOD, etc. Modern medical science tries to manage those diseases with the help of medicines which produce symptomatic relief. But those are not able to recondition the brain mechanism through which the mechanism of psychosomatic diseases originates. Yoga helps to recondition the brain-body mechanism thus helps to control the diseases. Patanjali explained the phenomenon under the title Chitta – Vikshepa and its signs. (vyadhi etc.) He also mentioned some sutras which resemble some specific practices to control the condition of Chitta – Vikshepa. Patanjali also explained the root cause of disease as klesha and suggested to weaken the kleshas skillfully.

Swami Kuvalayananda explained the theme of Patanjali in the book of Yoga Therapy as “Reconditioning of Psychophysical mechanism”. The workshop is aimed to understand this basic theme of yoga therapy explained in traditional texts and scientifically interpreted by Swami Kuvalayananda.


1. To provide the understanding of the klesha, its types, levels as per their strength.

2. To provide the understanding of the term Chitta – Vikshepa and its 9 signs and 4 complications.

3. To provide the scientific understanding of the theme of yoga therapy as described by Swami Kuvalayananda.

4. To provide the understanding of the mechanism of some common psychosomatic disorders.

5. To provide the understanding of suitable yogic practices that can be utilized in psychosomatic disorders.

About the Facilitator:

  • Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an ayurvedacharya and has done his masters in counselling and Psychotherapy (M.S. con-psy).
  • He has been working as an Principal I/C at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. Author of books, “Pranayama-mudra and meditation” and “Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga”.
  • Dr. Bhalekar has a unique blend of modern as well as traditional approaches to yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at National and International conferences.
Dr. Sharad Bhalekar

Date: 7th November 2020

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Theory lecture – Management of chronic psychosomatic diseases.

5.3o pm to 5.45 pm


5.45 pm to 6.45 pm

Practical session, followed by question and answer.

Date: 8th November 2020

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Theory lecture – Management of chronic metabolic disorders.

5.30 pm to 5.45 pm


5.45 pm to 6.45 pm

Practical session (Practice of asana, pranayama  and meditation), followed by question and answer.

Recordings will be provided for a duration of 7 days, post workshop.

Please be mindful that we are sharing the recording/s in a good faith to support you in your practices or study. Please honor its intellectual property rights by not downloading it on your device or forward it to any other person

Participation Certificate: At the end of the workshop you will get a certification of participation. Please register with the name you would like to receive certificate with.



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Rs. 2,100/- INR

Date and Timings

Date: 7th and 8th November 2020

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:45 pm (Indian time; +5:30 hrs GMT) 

Query for this workshop? Please email us – onlineworkshops@kdham.com