INDIAN Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Rungsung Masakui says Yoga provides could reduce the risk of Non Communicable Disease (NCDs)
Speaking at the international yoga day media launch yesterday, he sdaid Yoga provides a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of any population in the world that practices it.
“Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practise that originated in India, It has been part of the ministry of health for a long time. Yoga provides a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of any population in the world that practices it, he said.
He also said yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action and is not just about exercise but a way to discover the sense of oneness with oneself, the world and nature.
UN Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli applauded the gift of yoga from India as benefit for all across the globe.
“This gift from India is set to benefit the rest of the world. It improves on mental ability to control hypertension and can control blood pressure so therefore we see from a UN point of view yoga is undervalued because it’s one of the oldest practise.
Parajuli said Yoga can help in attaining durable health harmony and peace within the 20130 agenda for sustainable development particularly goal 3 of quality health and well-being for all across.
He further said Commemorations are aimed at creating an increased momentum to mobilising action from various stakeholders.
Promoting the adoption of yoga as a lifestyle for health and well-being is a strategic investment in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The International Yoga day is set to be commemorated through various advocacy activities and Practical session across Zimbabwe.