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Mar 2, 2024

Therapeutic Benefits Of Yoga

Therapeutic Benefits Of Yoga

On International Yoga Day, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon organizes special session to educate people about therapeutic benefits of yoga

  • Yoga helps detoxify body, achieve improved physical and mental well-being and boosts immunity against cancer
  • Two yoga instructors guided over 100 people at the session

Special session on International Yoga DayGurgaon, June, 2015: Even as yoga has become India’s most famous cultural export to the world, a large number of Indians are oblivious to its efficacy in boosting body’s defenses and improving its mental functionality. To drive home the benefits of yoga in stress-prone Gurgaon city, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon organized a special session on Yoga’s therapeutic benefits for back pain and its ability to boost body’s immunity against cancer.

The session on International Yoga Day was held at Tao Devi lal Park, Sector-52, Gurgaon, where the yoga instructors taught the participating people about the yoga positions especially relevant for back pain and educated them about its benefits for building cancer immunity.

The session was held early in the morning and was led by Sanjeev Vatta, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, and Dr. Meenakshi Sharma , Senior Consultant , Laparoscopic Surgery , Paras Hospitals , Gurgaon who participated in the initiative.

“Therapeutic yoga works like a magic wand for people suffering from back pain. Although, practicing yoga in back pain may sound ironical, however practicing the same is beneficial for people with chronic low back pain. Additionally, yoga practice also helps people fight cancer. It detoxifies the body, helps neutralize free radicals, increases its immunity, and improves resilience and strength,” highlights Dr. Meenakshi Sharma , Senior Consultant ,General & Laparoscopic Surgery , Paras Hospitals , Gurgaon.

Originating nearly 6000 years ago, the practice has the power to rejuvenate the soul, body and mind. Yoga further has numerous divisions, which are effective in treating several health issues. For instance, therapeutic yoga is particularly effective in treating constipation, allergies, nasal infections and joint pains.

“People with cancer tend to get weaker and less energetic due to the sickening therapies and treatment. Although, it may sound contradictory, but gentle poses of yoga for cancer patients can help them on many levels. Yoga used as therapy can also help in clearing the toxics in the body accrued during the cancer treatment. Yoga positions also have the ability to stimulate muscles, increases blood flow, enhancing the lymphatic flow in the body and the internal purification processes,” added Mr Pradeep, Yoga Intructor, Yoga – On – Call .

Besides curing illness and pain, yoga in general has de-stressing quality because of which it is widely practiced across the world. Deep breathing, which is often emphasized in yoga, helps in increasing the current of oxygen-rich blood to the cells, delivering vital nutrients to tired cells and further clearing out toxins. With celebration such as a day like this, more people will be able to get to know the benefits and will be able to connect with the person already in practice to get a guided training.

This initiative is in consonance with the efforts made by Prime Minister , Narendra Modi during an address to UN General Assembly , that influenced United Nations to announce June 21 as The International Yoga Day. The move is supported by more 177 countries including USA, China, Canada and Egypt. Celebrated for the first time in history, the day will encourage and motivate people to opt for Yoga for a better living.

About Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon

Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon is the 250 bedded flag ship hospital of Paras Health. It is a state of the art multi super specialty hospital providing a complete spectrum of advanced medical and surgical interventions with a comprehensive mix of inpatient and outpatient services. Since its inception in 2006, Paras Hospitals has been moving forward with the vision to provide competitive, innovative and accessible medical care to its patients. The hospital offers around 55 super specialties under one roof and is supported by a team of doctors of international and national repute. Paras Hospitals initiated with focus on Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement, Cardiac Sciences along with Renal & Gastro Sciences. Today there are around 55 specialty departments including Minimal Invasive Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Cosmetic and Plastic surgery, to list a few. To know more log onto www.parashospitals.com