Swami Shankardev is a medical doctor, yoga therapist, author and workshop presenter.
He graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1977 and then travelled to live in India for 10 years at the Bihar School of Yoga where he studied yoga and yoga therapy under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda. During this time he wrote several books on Yoga.
He returned to Australia to do research into the physiology of yoga at the university of NSW, completing a Master of Science degree in 1990. He is still engaged in researching the combination of yoga, meditation and eastern methods of healing with modern western medical science.
His holistic general medical practice focusses on mind-body medicine and the treatment of all kinds of chronic physical and psychological conditions. He integrates western psychological medicine and psychotherapy with eastern methods of mind-body development.
Modalities used include Western and Ayurvedic medicine, counselling, psychotherapy, hypnosis, yoga therapy and several forms of meditation.
He believes in health education as a means to empower people to take more conscious control of their lives.
In-print books on yoga therapy include: Yogic Management of Asthma and Diabetes, The Effects of Yoga on Hypertension, and The Practices of Yoga for the Digestive System, published by the Bihar School of Yoga and available from Amazon.
For more information about Swami Shankardev visit www.bigshakti.com, an online educational website that presents authentic knowledge of yoga, meditation, and mind-body medicine.