Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ayurveda centres add momentum to medical tourism in Kerala

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, many people turning to yoga and Ayurveda as a measure to boost immunity.

 

As the tourism sector opens up in Kerala, the first to catch up to the momentum is the medical tourism industry.

Pradnya Patil, the first woman from India to find a place in the Guinness World Records for doing yoga continuously for 103 hours, said that in a post-COVID-19 world, Yoga would be significant as an immunity booster.

Though her record was later broken by another woman from Tamil Nadu, Patil said she was interested in chasing records.

She is on a two-day visit to the ‘Indimasi Healing Village’ in Thiruvananthapuram to understand more about curative yoga.

"I was exposed to Yoga from my childhood but did not practise it regularly. There was a phase in my life when I suffered health issues. During that time I turned to Yoga seriously. It really helped me tide over my physical as well as mental trauma”, Patil was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

"Now my effort is to make people realise the real benefits of yoga," added.

Founder of Indimasi Yoga, Shivan, believes that yoga fine-tunes the body and mind and simple breathing exercises could go a long way in boosting immunity, especially during the pandemic.

"The gurus of yore developed yogic disciplines and Ayurveda as branches of science. It has scientific explanations. Yoga is not mere acrobatics. It has a deeper meaning and a purpose," Shivan quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

"Scientists worldwide have observed that the COVID-19 is caused by a virus that mutates. But our body equally mutates by nature . If these two mutations can harmonise, the virus can act as a natural vaccination against other powerful microbes, which can attack us in the future. Yoga can make that happen," he added.

The yogi also said that post-COVID-19, many people are preferring to do Yoga and were realising its importance.

 

With inputs from ANI

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