With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, it’s too early to open gyms

The government has permitted gyms to open from August 5 at a time when daily fresh coronavirus cases in India remain high and the virus is spreading to smaller cities and towns. Zumba classes in a South Korean city and clusters from gyms in Japan have shown how intense physical exertion in closed settings with … Continue reading With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, it’s too early to open gyms

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Yoga as a ‘cancer cure’ is a claim without basis

"There is no proof yet that yoga can cure cancer,” says the Dean of the Division of Yoga and Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), Bengaluru, Dr. Raghuram Nagarathna. This contradicts Union Minister of State for AYUSH [Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy] Shripad Yasso Naik’s claim on March 26 in … Continue reading Yoga as a ‘cancer cure’ is a claim without basis

Yoga for treating early stages of diabetes

Published in The Hindu on February 22, 2007 Management of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients with near normal HBA1c level need not always be through medication. Doing a few yogasanas (yogas) might have the same effect. Alternative method The study undertaken in ten such patients and published in the Journal of the Association … Continue reading Yoga for treating early stages of diabetes