Yoga can play a key role in the long-term management of lifestyle diseases
On International Yoga Day, Heart Care Foundation of India raises awareness about the effectiveness of yoga in helping manage diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular irregularities
New Delhi, June 21, 2016: The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014. With Indian origins, yoga is a 5000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice aimed at the transformation of the mind, body and soul. Over the past few decades, Yoga has been widely accepted by people globally as a holistic approach to well-being and health. With established health benefits, yoga is also increasingly being prescribed by doctors as an add-on treatment with allopathic drugs to patients suffering from both psychosomatic and chronic degenerative diseases.