Integration of Yoga into Medical Science


Sh. Nilanjan Sanyal, Secretary, Dept of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India inaugurated The National Conference on “Integration of Yoga (Specially Meditation) into Medical Science”, at Adhaytma Sadhana Kendra, Chattarpur, Delhi-30. On 9:30 am 18th October 2014. Although Dr. Harsh Vardhan was invited as Chief Guest but somehow he couldn’t came. The Conference was jointly organized by Saaol Health and Research Foundation, Jain Vishwa Bharti, ASK Chattarpur and other Tera Panthi Jain Organizations
The Famous Cardiologist Dr. Bimal Chhajer, MBBS, MD, the director of Saaol Heart Centre, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi-24, was the convener of conference. The conference was fully supported by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (An autonomous institution under Department of AYUSH, Government of India) and Indian Yoga Association, New Delhi.

In his inaugural speech Sh. Nilanjan Sanyal has said that “yoga has a big role in making good citizens of country”. He emphasized on making moral science and spirituality as a part of modern education. Further he added “Yoga is going to be an elective subject in Medical Colleges”. He also told that yoga has a role in combating non communicable diseases. He stated that government is going to take many initiatives on promotion of positive health. He ended with an urge that lots of research is needed in yoga for particular diseases.

The inaugural session was blessed by divine presence of H.H.Ach.Shri Mahashramanji, with lots of his profound devotees.

After Breakfast  Dr. Ishwar  V. Basavaraddi,  the Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), an autonomous organization of Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India has delivered a presentation on“Principles & Methods of Yoga Research” .He elaborated five kind of Research in the field of Yoga that are as follows:-

  1. Literary Research
  2. Philosophico-literary research
  3. Anatomy and physiological research
  4. Psychological research
  5. Clinical research

On a question about ‘DongUiBoGam’ of Korea getting the UNESCO World Heritage Literature status Dr Basavaraddi replied that all the ancient Text on Yoga will be getting UNESCO world heritage status soon.

Dr.R.K.Tuli, Former Chief Consultant Holistic Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital explained the benefits of integrating Yoga into Medical practice. He elaborated the holistic approach by saying no system is prefect in itself. He started by saying `the Medicine do not cures, the willpower of self cures’.  Although he admitted that Medical Science is inevitable, he quoted “When I produce my own Medicine, then I am healthy” .

Benefits of yogic practices to soldiers deployed at Siachen glacier are explained by Dr D.Majumdar, Associate Director, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi – 110 054

Dr. Raj Kumar Yadav, Additional Professor(Physiology) and Chief of Integral Health Clinic, AIIMS,New Delhi explained about“How to start yoga clinic in medical Hospital”

The 1st day of conference was ended by a panel Discussion on “How to bring all Yoga Institute under one common umbrella”

The next morning Prof. K.K.Deepak, Department of Physiology,AIIMS,New Delhi gave an enlightening presentation on“findings of Research on Meditation till now”  and Prof. R.S.Bhogal, Asst.Director(Research)  Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute, Lonavla explained about evolving meditation Therapy

Then three Cardiologist, Dr. S.C.Manchanda,SirGangaRam Hospital,New Delhi,Dr. Satish Gupta, Brahama Kumaris Ashram, Mount Abu and Dr.Bimal Chhajer,Saol Heart center explained about yogic intervention in Heart Diseases.

Dr.Ishwar Acharya,Director Central council of research in Yoga and Naturopathy(CCRYN),Govt. of India briefed about India’s yoga centers and government policy

In free paper session Dr.Rajeev Mathuria,  from Adhyatma Vigyan Satsang Kendra (AVSK),Jodhpur. demonstrated sidha yoga meditation. The Sidha yoga meditation activates kundlini. It is a practice of Ahi Panthi cult of  Nath Sampardhai. It is a kind of  Sehaj yoga founded by Guru Ram Lal Siyag the disciple Late Baba Yogi Gangai Nath ji of Ahi Panthi Nath Sampradhai.