Introducing medicos to therapeutic use of yoga

Awareness programmes on at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University as part of the International Yoga Day celebrations

May 26, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:55 am IST

A yoga workshop hosted by CYTER on at MGMCRI.— Photo: Special Arrangement

A yoga workshop hosted by CYTER on at MGMCRI.— Photo: Special Arrangement

With the International Day of Yoga coming up on June 21, campuses are gearing up for celebrations.

At the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University (SBVU), the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) has organised a Yoga Awareness Programme for Medical and Paramedical Students as part of its weeklong celebrations. The CYTER team led by Professor Madanmohan will conduct the programme at all the constituent colleges of the SBVU, said a release from the university.

The programme will have presentations, lec-dems and practical instructions. The programme is in keeping with the latest guidelines of the Medical Council of India which has recommended introduction of yoga for medical students in its revised curriculum, said the release. The university has been complying with the guidelines through regular yoga training to its students. It added that it is imperative that ‘medical and paramedical students receive a positive introduction to yoga and its therapeutic potential during their formative years.’

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Reporting by

Annie Philip

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