Can Yoga Help You Cure Diabetes Disease?

Shripad Yesso Naik addressing at the inauguration of the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes”, in New Delhi on January 04, 2017
Shripad Yesso Naik addressing at the inauguration of the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes”, in New Delhi on January 04, 2017

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. ~ Rakesh Raman

A three-day International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” was inaugurated by India’s Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik, in New Delhi on Wednesday.

In his inaugural address, Naik said this conference aims to generate discussions on the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes and to draw up a roadmap to be adopted for the control of Diabetes through Yoga.

It will provide a common platform for the Allopathy and AYUSH practitioners, Researchers, Academicians, Policy makers and students to come together in the fight against Diabetes, the Minister said.


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Approximately 400 delegates and 50 experts from India and abroad are expected to participate in the Conference. Eminent experts of conventional medicine, AYUSH systems as well as Yoga are participating in the Conference.

The Conference consists of main and parallel sessions on different aspects of Yoga & Diabetes including research, policy making, and panel discussion.

Diabetes is spreading at a very fast pace in India, particularly in urban population. It is no more restricted to the older population as younger generation is also becoming prone to this disease.

Keeping this in view, Ministry of AYUSH has initiated several programmes for creating awareness about the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes mellitus.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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