GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - City-based Excelcare Hospitals organised a special 5-day Iyengar Yoga session for people suffering from Parkinson�s disease (PD) in its premises from September 30, said a press release.
�This is a pioneering initiative in North East India led by the Department of Neurology together with The Holistic Wellness Unit-Svadhyaya, in collaboration with Light on Yoga Research Trust, (LOYRT), Mumbai� said Neelakshi Duwarah, programme director at Svadhyaya.
Dr Rajvi Mehta, who is also a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher at LOYRT) and direct pupil of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, Padma Vibhushan, for more than 40 years, was the principal instructor at the workshop.
Dr Lakshya Jyoti Basumatary, (consultant neurologist, Excelcare Hospitals) also took active part in the 5-day event and encouraged the patients to continue with the routine and explained the science and physiology behind the same.
�The Light on Yoga Research Trust, Mumbai and the Parkinson�s Disease Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) have been working with PD patients for the last 14 years. After practising Iyengar Yoga, participants have reported increased flexibility, better posture, loosening of tight, painful muscles, boosting of confidence and an enhanced quality of life� added Duwarah.
Manash Baruah, CEO and director operations Excelcare Hospitals, said, �Iyengar Yoga is unique as it enhances the body�s inherent capability to heal itself and it has been scientifically proven. Yoga combined with regular medical treatment helps a person feel the totality of treatment and achieve holistic wellness.�