Published On: Sun, Jun 18th, 2017

Vikram Hospital Bengaluru celebrates International Yoga Day

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Bangalore, June 18, 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 was organised by the Department of Neurosciences and Department of Integrated medicine, Vikram Hospital. The session, which began at 9:00 am and continued until 10.30 am, witnessed participants from different age groups ranging from 18 to 60 years. The camp included an overview of the benefits of yoga and training in simple asanas and meditative techniques. The objective of this programme was to encourage people to take up a yogic way of life to enable better health and peace.  The sessions were conducted under the guidance of Dr. Shashikant, MBBS, MD (Yoga & Rehabilitation) renowned expert in integrated medicine.

Dr B. A. Chandramouli, Senior Consultant neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurosciences, Vikram Hospital said that we are seeing a rise in diseases related to poor life style, stress and discontent in life. Yoga induces a sense of 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 Yoga Day at Vikram Hospital Bengaluru; it is a wonderful initiative to encourage our citizens and patients to practice yoga which is known to improve the level of fitness, improve energy levels, reduce stress as well as improve immunity. Certain yogasanas can specifically help in management of some disorders. There are innumerable examples of patients with various chronic neurological disorders like epilepsy, headaches, parkinsons’s disease, memory problems, behavioural problems, etc doing well after adding yoga therapy in their daily routine. Some of these patients had persistent symptoms in spite of medicines, which improved after practicing yoga.

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

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