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Yoga is the mother of all exercises: Vice president Naidu

Naidu inaugurated a two-day international Yoga conference organized by ministry of AYUSH, wherein about 500 delegates are participating.

health Updated: Oct 10, 2017 18:48 IST
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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates two-day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Wellness’ in Delhi(HT File)

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called Yoga ‘mother of all exercises’ while inaugurating a two-day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Wellness’ in Delhi on Tuesday.

The thematic areas of deliberations include Yoga research in non-communicable diseases and scope of yoga in integrated medicine, control of cancer, depression, gynecological disorders and pain management.

“The ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world. Yoga goes beyond the physical exercises and connects the body with thought processes,” said Naidu.

“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.”

The focus of the conference is on seeking solutions to contemporary problems because of modern, stress-filled lifestyles by utilizing the insights of ancient scientists.

‘Yoga and Depression’, ‘Yoga and Cardiovascular Diseases’, ‘Yoga and Cancer Control’, ‘Yoga and Pain Management’, ‘Yoga for Women; Case Studies on Gynecological Disorders’—these are the topics of the technical sessions for papers presentation by experts.

About 500 delegates including 69 from 44 overseas countries are registered to attend the conference that is being organized by ministry of AYUSH as a part of commemorating the celebration of 21st June as International Day of Yoga.

Experts see it as platform-sharing opportunity for the AYUSH and allopathy practitioners, researchers, academicians, policy makers and students, and enable them to capture and understand various dimensions of yoga for wellness.

This will be the third International Conference on yoga organized by the ministry of AYUSH. The last two international conferences on the themes of ‘Yoga for Holistic Health’ and ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ were organized in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

“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,” said Naidu.

First Published: Oct 10, 2017 18:47 IST