Topics ranging from yoga’s scientific effect on headache, reversal of heart block, characterizing the Prakrit Gunas by genotyping and deliberated on educational models to boost patient centric medical practice which is more integrative and affordable were discussed in a symposium on Yoga for Good Life, held at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh.
Yoga Rishi Swami Ramdev along with Parimal Rai, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner and other senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration were present at the final day of the Symposium.
The yoga and medicine session witnessed distinguished speakers from Delhi, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Patanjali Ayurveda and IGIB. The chairperson summarised the discussions and recommendations by suggesting the use of modern molecular tools to generate scientific evidence about yoga and Ayurveda which is not possible with stand alone Ayush Hospitals.
Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner later read out the recommendations of three day conference in the valedictory function attended by Swami Ramdev, suggesting the establishment of Departments of Complementary Medicine in National Medical Institutes so that patients visiting these Institutes have the freedom to walk to Allopathy or AYUSH Departments thus saving the health resources and promoting research in the field.
Parimal Rai, IAS Adviser to the Administrator welcomed Swami Ramdev and congratulated the entire team a on a successful Conclave. He said, “Yoga gives you a spiritual balance and makes you a better human.” He also appealed that the city must soon get an AYUSH hospital.
Known for popularising yoga worldwide, Baba Ramdev, the spiritual leader added his excellent remarks about the symposium by saying that Yoga is the true medium to enlighten everyone and this three day symposium that invited learned speakers from diverse fields to talk about Yoga was a great initiative by Chandigarh Administration. He further told the audiences about benefits of Yoga and how a Yogi should be balanced. As a concluding note, Baba Ramdev encouraged everyone to stay ageless, active and happy.