Vikram Hospital Bengaluru celebrates International Yoga Day

Bangalore, June 19, 2017: Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru’s trusted quaternary care and multi-specialty health facility today organised Free yoga Camp for the citizens of Bengaluru to mark the third International Yoga Day under the theme ‘Meditation for World Peace’. More than 200 yoga enthusiasts including the staff, doctors and patients of Vikram Hospital participated in the camp. Dr. HS Nagaraj, Founder & Chairman of Base Coaching Institute, Bengaluru, was the Chief Guest of the event.

The event wasorganised by the Department of Neurosciences and Department of Integratedmedicine, Vikram Hospital. The session, which began at 9:00 am and continueduntil 10.30 am, witnessed participants from different age groups ranging from18 to 60 years. The camp included an overview of the benefits of yoga and trainingin simple asanas and meditative techniques. The objective of this programme wasto encourage people to take up a yogic way of life to enable better health andpeace.  The sessions were conducted underthe guidance of Dr. Shashikant, MBBS, MD (Yoga & Rehabilitation)renowned expert in integrated medicine.

Dr B. A. Chandramouli, Senior Consultant neurosurgeon and Chief ofNeurosciences, Vikram Hospital said that we are seeing a rise in diseasesrelated to poor life style, stress and discontent in life. Yoga induces a senseof well being, peace of mind and results in positive health.

Dr. Rajesh B Iyer, Consultant Neurologist&Epileptologist, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru said, “We are very happy to celebrate the International YogaDay at Vikram Hospital Bengaluru; it is a wonderful initiative to encourage ourcitizens and patients to practice yoga which is known to improve the level offitness, improve energy levels, reduce stress as well as improve immunity. Certainyogasanas can specifically help in management of some disorders. There areinnumerable examples of patients with various chronic neurological disorders likeepilepsy, headaches, parkinsons’s disease, memory problems, behaviouralproblems, etc doing well after adding yoga therapy in their daily routine. Someof these patients had persistent symptoms in spite of medicines, which improvedafter practicing yoga. 

Dr. Shashikant, MBBS, MD (Yoga & Rehabilitation),renowned expert in integrated medicine said that, “Considering the rise in the cases of various stressrelated health issues like diabetes, hypertension, etc., it is very importantto align the body, mind and soul.” He further stated, every patient with amedical disease certainly needs yoga therapy for quicker recovery and bettercontrol of chronic disorders. With increasing costs of medical care, diseaseprevention is of paramount important. Most common Misconception about Yogapeople have is the thought that Yoga is a Religious Practice, But it’s ascientific method to evolve the soul without worrying about any Religion. TheWorldwide Staggering statistics of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) shows 40million people die every year, that equals to 70% of all deaths globally!.ThePreventive modality of Integrated Yoga cab be a great tool for prevention andcontrol of NCDs, also helps as a supportive therapy for various other diseases.Yoga- meditation is an effective in expensive tool to prevent diseases and stayfit throughout ions life. Let’s all think, pledge and act wisely to choose thePractice of Yoga as a preventive medicine, wellness tool and the Way of Life.Om 

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