Prime Minister Narendra Modi Expounds the Benefits of Yoga

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 112 foott tall bust of Adiyogi, the first yoga guru, consecrated by Isha Yoga Centre founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at the foothills of Velliangiri mountains in Coimbatore district last Friday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 112 foott tall bust of Adiyogi, the first yoga guru, consecrated by Isha Yoga Centre founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at the foothills of Velliangiri mountains in Coimbatore district last Friday.

Modi said Yoga could be the panacea for lifestyle diseases, stress and addiction. "Lifestyle related ailments, stress related diseases are becoming more and more common. It gives me immense sadness, one that I cannot describe in words, when I read about people taking to substance abuse and alcohol because they are not at peace with themselves," he said.

Modi also suggested that Yoga could be crucial for world peace.

"The whole world wants peace, not just peace from wars and conflict but peace of the mind, and for that we have Yoga," he said.

Namaste and have a lovely week everyone.

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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

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