New Delhi, June 10: Yoga has earned the global recognization in promoting positive health among people. Since treatments in the modern media hospitals are becoming expensive affairs for the people, Yoga is gradually making new inroads into the health care system. Yoga not only makes people healthy but also helps to reduce the burden on the health care delivery system of the country. To promote Yoga more in the country, the second edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga was inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik at National Media Centre in New Delhi. The conference was organized as a part of celebrations of the 3rd International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2017.
The objective of the conference is to spread awareness about principles and practices of yoga for our well being. The conference was designed in such a way to bring out the scientific and technical aspects of yoga with the help of experts. Around 150 Health Editors and media persons from National, Regional and International media organizations attended the conference.
Naik said that the International Day of Yoga is perhaps the only occasion where people across the globe come together in such a large number and take active participation. The interest and zeal of participation in yoga is increasing considerably year by year due to which today yoga has become a household name in the real sense.
CCRYN is conducting a mega multicentric research study on efficacy of yoga on diabetes in which around 2.50 lakhs people have been screened and the preliminary results of this research study are very encouraging. There is an increase of 30% in the practitioners of yoga since last two years. Even in foreign countries, there is an average increase of more than 15% in number of persons practicing yoga, he added.
Three eminent experts of yoga and modern medicine presented highlights from recent research works on aspects of yoga.
There was also experience sharing by a beneficiary who has seen a tremendous improvement in her medical condition after adopting yoga. This was followed by a live demo of various yoga asanas by a yoga expert.