Dr. Poornima Krishnamurthy, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Yoga
Sheis the Director and Chief Consultant of Prajna Kuteera a Unique Ayurveda Panchakarma Rejuvenation Center & Abhijna International Academy of Ayurveda and Yoga, at Mysore Karnataka, India. A Gold Medalist from the University of Mysore, she is a Member of the Rashtreeya Ayurveda Vidyapeetha, New Delhi. A Ph.D scholar of Yoga, she is the Secretary of the Global Alliance Of Traditional Health Systems (GATHS),India & The Mind Body Spirit Society Of India (MBSSI). The NGO that she is a treasurer of, Swami Vivekananda Research Institute of Medical Sciences and Rural Development Centre (R), Mysore and Tumkur Districts, Karnataka, India that caters free medical services to rural areas. She has directed innumerable health camps and Yoga therapy camps under this umbrella. Dr Poornima several Research papers to her credit and has been a prominent voice at various International Conferences.A Member of South Asian Society For Atherosclerosis And Thrombosis (SASAT) India and the Visiting Faculty, National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), Melbourne & the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine, Perth, Australia & Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mysore. It was her dream to bring the three Vedic sciences viz., Music, Ayurveda and Yoga into one focus under one roof. This heralded the founding of Raaga Music Academy ® Mysore of which she is the Managing Trustee. RAAGA has been promoting wellness through Music since 2013. She was Awarded the Rotary –Vijay Vocational award for her yeoman service to the society in the field of health care and the Saarthaka Seva award by Kautilya Vidyalaya. The DHARMA award at Los angeles, USA was in recognition for her outstanding contribution to promotion of Ayurveda Globally & the Vachaspathi award 2012 for best paper presentation at the 4th International conference on Skin, Spa and Beauty by AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda professionals of North America)USA in September 2012.
Topic: RUTUCHARYA -The Seasonal Regimen for Good Health
Abstract: Rutu the season, classified by different features expresses various effects on the body as well as the environment. The concept of Rutucharya has been explained widely in all the Brihat Trayees of Ayurveda (Charaka, Sushrutha & Vagbhata Samhitas). It has laid out various rules & regimens, regarding diet & behavior to acclimatize seasonal enforcement easily without altering the body’s haemostasis. Rutu means season & Charya means regimen or discipline. As a whole the concept of following rutucharya is important for an individual to gain Bala (Strength) & Varna (Lusture). The Aim of Ayurveda is Swasthasya swaasthya rakshanam, aaturasya roganuth [Means to maintain the health of the healthy rather than means to cure the diseases of the ailing]. This is Achieved by following Rutucharya. Insights into the importance of rutucharya,tips to sail smoothly through seasonal variations & Rutusandhi and therapies to address the disorders that result from seasonal variations will be discussed in detail in this presentation, also with special reference to upper respiratory disorders.