Department for Science and Technology in India Announces Funding for 16 Yoga Research Projects
Yoga studies being funded in India.
Great news to share with you! The Department for Science and Technology, which was established in 1971 with the objective of promoting new areas of science & technology in India, is funding 16 yoga research projects. The remit is to study the efficacy of yoga and whether it has a role in alleviating stroke, type-2 diabetes, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.
After it advertised for research proposals last August, the department got over 700 which it shortlisted to 16 for the first year. “We’ve had a tremendous response,” said Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, “but we’ve been highly selective and made it clear that [results] should be publishable in the top international journals.”
SATYAM, an acronym for Science and Technology of Yoga and Medicine, has been conceived to develop good science around yoga. We shall be sharing their findings with you as they are released...watch this space!