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Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga

WHO Collaborating Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) - IND 118

Ministry of Ayush, Government of India

68, Ashok Road, New Delhi-110001

 

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WHO-CC: IND 118

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga

WHO Collaborating Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) - IND 118

Ministry of Ayush, Government of India

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) from 5th April, 2013, with the following objectives;

  • Yoga resource center for information exchange on Yoga at national and international level.
  • Assisting and working with WHO in developing standards for promoting the rational use of Yoga.
  • Developing educational and practice materials for advocating evidence-based use of Yoga.
  • Conduct of customized training programs about the utility of Yoga in health promotion at national and international levels for health professionals and WHO fellows.

Activities of

WHO CC

Organizing International Capacity Building Workshops on Yoga for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

The workshops are basically aimed to develop and generate trained manpower in the field of Yoga at regional and global level, with the following objectives:

  • To provide theoretical, demonstrative and practical training of Yoga for the management of non-communicable diseases.
  • To advocate evidence-based Yoga practices for managing non-communicable diseases by eminent national and international Yoga experts.
  1. DNIY conducted First Capacity Building Workshop on the theme “Yogic Management of Diabetes & Hypertension” on 8th - 10th December, 2014.
  2. Second Capacity Building Workshop was conducted on the theme “Yogic Management of Cancer, Bronchial Asthma & Stroke” at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi, from 28th- 30th November, 2016.
  3. WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine (Yoga), Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi organized an “International Capacity Building Workshop- Webinar on “Yoga for Non-Communicable Disease - A Scientific Perspective” in online mode from 26th to 30th April, 2021(5 days).

WHO Working Group Meeting (WGM) on Benchmarks for training in Yoga

  • WHO Working Group Meeting (WGM) on Benchmarks for training in Yoga, was held in New Delhi, India, from 26-28 February 2019 as part of the standard procedure for development of WHO technical document.
  • The activity was hosted/organized by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India and MDNIY (as WHO CC). Participants from all regions of WHO [AMRO/PAHO, EMRO, EURO, SEARO and WPRO] participated in this important event.
  • Director, MDNIY has been assisting WHO in drafting benchmarks for training in Yoga. This is a part of agreed activities between WHO and Ministry of Ayush, Government of India
Books

WHO CC

Preparation of Consumer Information on Proper Use of Yoga and Yoga Modules for various target groups “Children, Adolescents, Women of Reproductive Age, Geriatric Population, Mental health promotion”.

These books have been designed to understand and manage the key yogic principles and practices for a healthy life. The books are released by Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, on 17th July 2023 at Ayush Bhawan, New Delhi. The event was also graced by Smt. Kavita Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush Shri Vikram Singh, Director MOA & MDNIY and Dr. Pawan Kumar, Technical Officer, World Health Organization South-East Asia Region - WHO SEARO.

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of Ayush along with the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed technical guidelines and information on Yoga to help ensure the safety of consumers and different aspects of Yoga.

Each module has been compiled after the consultative committee's rigorous efforts, procedures, recommendations, research, and deliberations to share the best yogic practices. These valuable resources can be downloaded from website of MDNIY: http://www.yogamdniy.nic.in/, Yoga Ayush Portal: https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/WHOCC/ and Namaste Yoga App.

Consumer information on Proper use of Yoga:

During the last decades, the use of Yoga as complementary medicine (CM) has increased in both developing and developed countries. This required particular attention in order to avoid inadequate misunderstandings and inappropriate use that could be harmful to the individuals and subsequently affect entire communities.

In view of this, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), and the World Health Organization (South-East Asia) planned to develop technical guidelines and information on Yoga to help ensure the safety of consumers.

Development and dissemination of standardized health promotion Yoga modules for various target groups:

  • Children, Adolescents, Women of Reproductive age, Geriatric population and Mental Health Promotion.
  • These books were prepared for documentation of the practices of and standardized use of Yoga practices for the prevention and management of diseases and promotion of health of different age groups and Mental Health.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Achievements

 

Current

Ongoing Activities:

Preparation of EvidenceBased Yoga Modules for NCDs

Meta-Analysis on Yoga research in NCD's management and health promotion.

Developing Video training materials in Basic Yoga training, and Advanced Yoga training

Supporting WHO's endeavours in developing benchmarks for training in Yoga.

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