S.E.E.D.S of Epigenetic dynamics – Ayurveda framework - Dr. Satyanaryana Dornala, PhD-Ayu
Presently working as “Panchakarma Specialist” at Swami Vivekanand Ayurvedic Panchakarma Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi – 95. Recipient of Dhanwantari Award (2018) for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA); Pranacharya Award (2017) by Sri Indraprasthiya Vaidya Sabha – Delhi chapter of All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi; Dhanwantari Award (2016) for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice by AAPNA; Eminent Speaker award (2016) from Integrated Medical Association - AYUS, Delhi; “Honorary Professor” title from Maharishi European Research University (MERU), Switzerland (2015); International Aryabhatta Award (2009) for excellence in Ayurvedic Research by AAPNA & Best International White Paper Award (2009) from TAFSA (The Ayurvedic Foundation of South Africa). Authored 5 books, 50 scientific articles, delivered many lectures at various national and international platforms. In toto, versatile Ayurvedic physician, renowned Academician, dedicated Researcher, erudite Scholar, excellent orator, and proactive thinker in the field of Ayurveda.
Topic: S.E.E.D.S of Epigenetic dynamics – Ayurveda framework
Abstract: Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that do not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence — a change in phenotype without a change in genotype — which in turn affects how cells read the genes. The literal meaning of the term epigenetic is “on top of or in addition to genetics.” Accumulating evidences proves that there are many factors which modulate the system or process of epigenetics; which are grouped together and named as SEEDS by Dr Sathya N Dornala. The acronym includes Sleep (Nidra), Exercise (Vyayama), Environment, Education (spiritual), Diet (Ahara) and Stress (Vichara) & Social connectivity. Of which three factors Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya are collectively known as “Trayopastambha” (Three life supporters). Pattern of epigenetics is like double edged sword. These factors may cause harmful epigenetical changes when SEEDS are not properly maintained and conversely gives highly beneficial effects when SEEDS are duly followed.