The Department of Community Medicine and Faculty of Public Health (DCM & SPH), PGIMER alongside the CCRYN-Centre for Mind-Body Medicine for Yoga intervention, PGIMER, Chandigarh is organizing a social media campaign “Yoga Hi! BP Bye!!” from 14th to 21st June 2021. This exclusive campaign aims to strengthen the prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs’), especially Hypertension through Yoga and other related activities.
Dr Sonu Goel, Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Faculty of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, the Chief Coordinator of this campaign said, “Hypertension could even be a significant public unhealthiness and should be an important risk factor for stroke, coronary heart condition and kidney failure. Management of hypertension through medicine should be supplemented with appropriate diet, workout and mindfulness. There is a requirement for fewer expensive non-pharmacological alternatives to manage sign. Yoga is often such a ‘cost-effective alternative’. This campaign has been conceptualized to mark the upcoming International Day of Yoga, 2021 which is widely known once a year on 21st June 2021.”
Dr Akshay Anand, Professor responsible, CCRYN Centre for Mind-Body Medicine by Yoga intervention, and Professor, Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh said, “A recent scientific statement of American Heart Association also suggests that it’s reasonable for all individuals with sign levels quite 120/80 torr to believe alternative approaches like transcendental meditation and yoga as adjunct methods to lower sign, which not only brings happiness but also enhances the system .”
Dr Nidhi Jaswal, Technical Coordinator (Hypertension), SMHSP Project, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh shared that the one-week campaign would contain diverse activities and contests.
The Department will organize open and free yoga classes entitled ‘21 minutes yoga till 21’ which may include power yoga, laughter yoga, chair yoga, face yoga, bhangra yoga, Zumba, meditation and pranayama, etc. additionally to the present, contests like slogan writing, short yoga video and ‘Yoga Asana Pose’ photo contest are also getting to be conducted during the event. Evidence-based awareness materials including posters, pamphlets, brochures and handbooks on the related topic are getting to be developed in three languages- English, Hindi and Punjabi. the same is becoming to be distributed in various educational and professional organizations, public and personal offices, etc.