New Delhi, October 11: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the inaugural session of the 3rd International Yoga Conference said that the ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world. Yoga is the Mother of all Exercises.
The Vice President said that Yoga goes beyond the physical exercises and connects the body with thought processes. He further said that Yoga has nothing to do with religion, as some people unfortunately attribute religious overtones to this ancient scientific system. It is a science of well being that needs to be studied and practiced just as any other medical system, he added.
“Yoga should become a part and parcel of our daily routine to combat the modern-day health problems, both physical and mental. He further said that Yoga aims to help us to achieve a state of equilibrium when we are at peace with ourselves so that we can create a peaceful environment.”
The ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world. The ancient science has been practiced in India and many countries around the world for a number of years. What the declaration of June 21 as International Day of yoga will do is to enable a greater number of persons to benefit from this holistic science.
Yoga is goes beyond the physical exercises and connects the body with thought processes. It is not a mere set of exercises. It seeks to build a lifestyle that values calmness, harmony and positive thinking. It is probably one of the most effective therapies for many psycho-somatic disorders.
Venkaiah Naidu appreciated the efforts of the people like Baba Ram Dev who made Yoga to reach every house simply by explaining what Yoga is. More research needs to be done to take this science forward so that the world population benefits from this treasury of knowledge and wisdom.