Under the aegis of Patanjali Research Foundation, a three-day long conference on Yoga for health and therapy concluded on Sunday. Expert from Harvard medical school, Boston Satbir Singh Khalsa said that Yoga was the only panacea for removing stress. He spoke on Yoga for improving psychological and occupational wellbeing in professsionals. He said that statistically significant improvements were routinely observed in stress, resilience, burnout measures, mood and mindfulness through a formalised Yoga based programme.
Yoga guru Swami Ramdev said that Yoga was complete scientific therapy, a way of living and means to attain spiritual heights. It was a technique of self transformation. Yoga is a means for holistic health, world peace and happiness which can benefit poor, rich, and all communities.
Dwelling on the physiological effects of Yoga on human body, the convener of conference, Dr Shirley Telles said that Yoga helps to prevent disease in at least three ways- by enhancing immune functions, by reducing stress and by reducing fat in abdominal region. Telles said that obesity has been associated with a higher risk of type two diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease and cancer. A series of studies have shown beneficial effects of yoga in all aspects of disease prevention.
One of the speakers Rima Dada spoke on impact of yoga based lifestyle on male factor infertility. Dr SC Manchanda, a cardiologist from All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) lauded the efforts of yoga guru Swami Ramdev in making yoga reach every household in and out of India.
Yoga enthusiasts from across the world including, Rima Dada of AIIMS New Delhi, Dr Camilla Ferrara from UNIT, Dr Tunveer Singh Arya from LLRM college, director Institute of Applied Dermatology Dr SR Narhari and other eminent researchers shared their views on the occasion.
Monday, 01 April 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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