This recording of Yogiraj Alan Finger is from a week that iHanuman spent covering the first Annual National Institutes of Health Yoga Week. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
Dr. Rachel Permuth Levine and her colleagues at NIH put on quite a show with live yoga demonstrations, yoga for the office classes, and incredible speakers each day. The event was free and open to the public and Rachel has just informed us that the 2nd Annual NIH Yoga Week is in the works for September 2009, so stay tuned.
In this talk please enjoy listening to the meditative wisdom of Yogiraj Alan Finger as he describes to you the system of yoga he developed called ISHTA YOGA, an acronym for the Integrated Sciences of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda. It is also a beautiful sanskrit word meaning that which resonates with an individual's spirit.
Yogiraj Alan Finger, was a wonderful opening speaker with his 47 years of yoga experience to share within 45 minutes. His presence is peaceful, his intelligence bright and he resonates with the essence of yoga. We hope this comes across in the recorded selections.
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Alan Finger Speaks at the National Institutes of Health
Kudos to Rachel and all of the incredible folks at NIH for putting such a gathering together and we were honored to cover to the event and be part of the sankalpa of recognizing yoga as an integrative approach to health and well being.
Listen to the Introductions by Dr. Randy Schools, the NIH Director for the Center for Recreation and Welfare, and Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine, Organizer of the Yoga Week, and Susan Bowen, Owner of Thrive Yoga Rockville.
Introductions from the National Institutes of Health
Yoga Week would not have been possible with out the following individuals: Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine (NIH), Virginia Hill (NIH), Sheria Washington (NIH)- cocreators of NIH Yoga Week 2008 Ms. Virginia Hill - Director, Public Relations Dr. Rhonda Moore, Director, Community Outreach Ms. Lauren Toussaint, Creative Outreach Ms. Pamela Jenkins, Mr. Christopher Gaines, Mr. Randy Schools - "We are indebted to these individuals. Without their assistance, Yoga Week would have only been in our imagination"