In co-ordination with the Department of Ayush, Government of India, seven Yoga and Naturopathy institutes came together at the five day international conference on Yoga and Naturopathy. Policy makers, clinical practitioners, academicians of Yoga and Naturopathy and researchers from across the globe came together at the expo to discuss and explore new treatment methodologies, manage the modern challenges of health care systems and also to prove that Yoga and Naturopathy are strong evidence based medicines. Inaugurating the Arogya Expo 2012, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said : “The system of Yoga is a gift of India to the world. Both naturopathy and Yoga are very safe and effective combinations of drugless therapy and it needs to be promoted in the interest of the society. There has been a great resurgence in the study of traditional systems of medicine around the world. The altered lifestyle, faulty food habits, stressful life, overuse of chemical medicine, pollution of all kinds have made health to be measured by percentage of diseases,” “Our government has duly recognized the importance of Yoga in daily life and has given priority for the empowerment of the sector. We have established a full-fledged Yoga and Naturopathy college in Mysore that offers several useful courses. The department of Ayush with the Shantivana trust of Dharmasthala has opened out patient units in ten taluka level hospitals in the state on public private partnership model,” he added. All the speakers threw light on the increasing international important that the ancient wisdom of Yogic practice has received. “Yoga should be taught at schools and each district in the state should have one yoga and naturopathy stall. This is an important step in the field of Yoga and is sure to bring with it a better understanding and knowledge of this ancient art that is as old as the civilization itself,” noted yogacharya BKS Iyengar. Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Swami Chidananda Saraswathi, Legislative Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah, Leader of opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddramaiah were present at the event. Attended by over 3,000 enthusiasts, students, NGOs and medical practitioners from across the globe, the five-day conference will showcase various speakers from different fields of healing sciences sharing their wisdom and emphasizing on the need for Yoga and naturopathy in the current scene.
Source : IBN Live