Great news for the holistic health practitioners/ campaigners as finally WHO World Health Organisation is working across the world to support the unique knowledge of yoga with scientific evidence to incorporate it into universal healthcare.
Speaking on this occasion Celebrity Yoga Trainer Subodh Gupta said, “Hatha Yoga (Third limb of Yoga) has numerous health benefits however, the benefits of Hatha yoga (popularly understood as Yoga) depends on how regularly you are practicing it and also how you are practicing it. For example are you only practicing yogasana or along from yogasana, you are combining it with pranayama, Scientific Relaxation and meditation because the benefits increases when you combine yogasana (physical yoga posture) with Meditation, relaxation exercise and Pranayama”.
“Yoga is used in many settings in which the health challenges are being addressed and it has a very prominent place in the holistic approach through prevention and control of health disorders,” said Nata Menabde, Executive Director, WHO office to the UN. She added WHO is working to incorporate and standardize some of the practices of yoga.
According to Sushma Swaraj Yoga has been incorporated by WHO in an attempt to promote alternative and traditional methods of medicine and to treat cardiovascular diseases, mental illnesses and to help the ageing population lead healthy lives. She also cited the example Goa where yoga combined with other therapies to treat mental disorders proving beneficial.
WHO is also looking to bring yoga into education of medical practitioners as it is a challenge to standardize yoga practice.