President’s Message: What We Learned from the Brain Longevity Symposium
The Brain Longevity® Symposium had a phenomenal turnout with registrants following along on via Zoom and YouTube.
What did we learn from the brain health experts?
Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS, revealed the incredible groundbreaking and healing benefits of yoga and Kirtan Kriya on multiple aspects of aging, health, longevity, mood, resilience, genetics, reduced inflammation, and improved memory.
Katerina Sheardova, MD, PhD, shared how spirituality and religiosity reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. We heard the definition and demonstration of how yoga is a self-empowerment and self-healing practice, including ethical habits and self-discovery. We had an excellent discussion on moving from outside to within to achieve bliss.
Chris Walling, PSY.D, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP, explored how spiritual well-being has a significant effect on brain atrophy. How eastern philosophies and spiritual traditions integrate with modern psychology. We heard about the relationship between spirituality and psychological well-being and other illnesses, as well as the power of posture and consciousness, which was fascinating. And finally, we learned how we are all interdependent beings, as part of our evolution as human beings and that without supporting relationships, we do not thrive as we should.
Thank you to all those who registered, and of course, to our phenomenal panel of experts.