The Standardisation of Yogic Practices in India

Prime Minister Modi is proposing that yogic exercises should be standardised through Quality Council of India

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It is always nice to be able to access a full, free article on Pubmed! Especially when it is exploring the need for an analysis of a one-month training program on the health benefits of the Indian Prime Minister’s call for yoga :)

On the eve of this year’s International Yoga Day on 21st June 2016, Indian Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi decided to perform yoga along with 35,000 citizens of Chandigarh. This has led the local administration into a series of activities, which included yoga for good life conclave and a call to analyse the changes in health parameters resulting from AYUSH common Yoga protocol, as thousands thronged to join the PM in performing yoga on this auspicious day.

Prime Minister Modi is proposing that yogic exercises should be standardised through Quality Council of India, facilitating knowledge generation regarding the benefits of yoga to mind and body. Whilst a gargantuan task, the Indian neuroscientists are said to be looking forward to mapping the molecular, neuropsychological, and pathophysiological basis of yoga and its effects…and we look forward to reading about them and sharing them with you!

Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS