3rd International Yoga Conference

The third International Conference on Yoga was inaugurated by Indian Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Yoga for Wellness.’

The two-day conference is being organized by Ministry of AYUSH as a part of commemorating the celebration of 21 June as International Day of Yoga declared by the United Nations.

The International Conference has been organized with the technical and logistic support of Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy and Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga.

It mainly aims to project the potential of Yoga in the management of certain health problems and for the promotion of wellness and for sharing of scientific experiences.

This will be the third International Conference on Yoga organized by the Ministry of AYUSH.

The event would see participation from over 500 delegates, from 44 countries across the world. It would have six technical sessions with yoga focused deliberations by experts.

The key areas of deliberations would include Yoga research in non-communicable diseases and scope of Yoga in integrated medicine, control of cancer, depression, gynaecological disorders and pain management.

‘Yoga and Depression’, ‘Yoga and Cardiovascular Diseases’, ‘Yoga and Cancer Control’, ‘Yoga and Pain Management’, ‘Yoga for Women; Case Studies on Gynecological Disorders’—these are the topics of the technical sessions for papers presentation by experts, followed by a panel discussion.

While, yoga is an integral part of ‘Health and Physical Education’ in India, it is also gaining increasing popularity in schools in the United States and has been introduced in schools in the UK and Australia because of its positive effects on concentration levels and  emotional balance, among others.