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  • The Modern Science of Yoga

    Workshops & Activities, Talks & Lectures

    Apr 12
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    Free for members; $17 general. Includes museum admission and entrance to Yoga exhibition

    2—3:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Dive deep with the experts to learn the science of yoga and the 5,000-year-old system of medicine from India called Ayurveda. Qamar Adamjee, associate curator of South Asian art, Jeffrey Durham, assistant curator of Himalayan art, Dr. Margaret Chesney, director of UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Dr. Anand Dhruva, integrative medicine physician and associate professor of medicine, use artworks from the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation to discuss the practices’ origins and their effects on health.

    Learn about contemporary scientific research on the effects of yoga on lower back pain, and learn a few simple poses to do at home. Co-presented by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Asia Society, and the International Asosciation of Yoga Therapists.

    Tickets are available first come, first served. Advance purchase is strongly recommended, due to limited seating.

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