Acharya Yoganand (Dr. S. V. Karandikar)

Acharya Yoganand alias Dr. S. V. Karandikar is a medical graduate from the University of Pune. He, after passing out M.B.B.S. joined the Indian Army in the Medical Corps In 1962.In the year 1966 he started working in the city of Pune as a family physician. He continued this work till 1996.He had undergone extensive training in the ‘Science of Yoga’ from 1978 to 1993. His guru Padmabhushan Yogacharya BKS Iyengar inspired him to start Yoga therapy project at Kabir Baug Sanstha in 1989.Presently he is the director of ‘Sun-Jeevan’ Yoga Therapy project at Kabir baug. His relentless dedication, sincere efforts to blend his knowledge of the Modern Medical Science with the traditional Science of Yoga for the last twenty years has emerged fruitful Sun-Jeevan Yoga therapy project has acquired name and fame, not only all over the state of Maharashtra but all over India and abroad. The met hod of teaching Yoga to the patients suffering from various diseases, is very easy and interesting to follow Traditional Yoga postures have been modified and made easy to perform with the help of various props like Ropes, Cotton Straps, Pillows, Blankets and different pieces of furniture.

The institute stresses the need to learn the method and practice it, without the help of others at home. Therefore, the patient is offered a ten days workshop. He is guided by trained teachers who have acquired their diploma from the Sun-Jeevan foundation.

Dr Karandikar is very particular about the follow up of the patients. The records of the patients are maintained after thorough investigations. The patient is free to take his regular medical treatment along with the therapy.

On 13th May2008, our acharya has completed seventy years of st in the later half of the the journey in his life. Now his mission in the ljfe is to propagate Yoga Therapy in India and abroad. He has found an alternative in Yoga Therapy to the present Modern Medical Therapy.

His efforts are really an asset to the public at large in our country India.

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