Tibetan Yoga: How an Ancient Buddhist Practice May Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

with Ian Baker, PhD

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About this talk

Join Dr. Ian Baker — world-renowned author and cultural historian of Tibetan Buddhism — for an exploration of the lesser-known yoga practices of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and their application to COVID-19. Explore how these tantric yoga practices were understood in their original cultural and historical context, as well as their potential applications in contemporary biomedicine. In particular, Dr. Baker will focus on the practice of Tummo, or inner-fire, as a mind-body intervention supportive of robust health, heightened immune response, and psychological well being.

About Ian Baker, PhD

Ian Baker holds a PhD in History, a MSc in Medical Anthropology, and a MA in Literature from the University of Oxford. His published books in the field of Asian medicine, yoga, and meditation include Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices, The Tibetan Art of Healing, The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple, and The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet’s Lost Paradise. Recognised by National Geographic Society as one of seven ‘explorers for the millennium,’ Ian has conducted extensive fieldwork through the Himalayas in the context of documenting traditional practices of tantric yoga and their contemporary transcultural adaptations. www.ianbaker.com

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