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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Pedro Pastor Ballesteros

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Pedro Pastor Ballesteros
Sankalpa Yoga Association, Spain
Title : Raga yoga and traditional medicine in mental health "alternative or complementary"


For years in different discussion forums, congresses, conferences and other events, both professional and informative, in which I have participated, the term "alternative therapies" has been used.
As a Doctor in Health Sciences and a yoga practitioner first and as a trainer of yoga trainers secondly, through a long professional journey in Spanish public health, and the practice of an ancient science such as yoga and specifically one of its paths, Raga Yoga or Mental Yoga, I have been applying these supposed alternative therapies in the treatment of mental pathologies or dysfunctions in my consultation and my classes with very good results.
That is why through my presentation I want to take a tour of Raga Yoga or Mental Yoga trying to show and being able to reach the conclusion that Traditional Medicine and Natural or Holistic Medicine, in no case are alternatives to each other, but complementary. In the same way, they are not exclusive to a certain treatment, pathology or dysfunction, but rather inclusive in themselves.


Dr. Pedro Pastor Ballesteros holds a PhD from the University of Alcala de Henares, where he studied nursing and has been an associate professor for 15 years. He is a specialist in Occupational Nursing at the University of La Coruña. Master in Public Health and Higher Occupational Risk Technician with the 4 specialties. He has held different positions, both healthcare and management, in the Spanish Public Health Service in which he continues his work. he has published more than 30 research articles in SCI(E) journals. Speaker at International Congresses. President and Founder of the Sankalpa Yoga Association in which he teaches training courses for Hatha Yoga teachers. Representative of the European Yoga Federation in Spain. 

  • Member of the Scientific and Advisory Committee of RqR Health Magazine.
  • Certificate of Professionalism in Yoga. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology 
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer. Yoga Alliance Accreditation.