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Saudi Arabia hosts the first virtual international yoga conference

For the first time in the Middle East, on June 1, Saudi Arabia will witness the launch of the first virtual conference to discuss and shed light on the therapeutic and scientific aspects of practicing yoga on the body and mind. The event will be hosted by the Saudi Yoga Committee in cooperation with the Singapore-based Asian Yoga Therapy Association.

The conference is an extension of the committee’s participation in the 100-day countdown campaign for International Yoga Day 2022 and the Yoga Festival held by the Morarji Desai Yoga Institute of the Ayosh Ministry of India (Indian Ministry of Yoga).

The three-day conference will also address lectures and scientific theses presented through symposiums that present studies and scientific research on the health benefits of practicing yoga by a group of medical and yoga experts from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, India, Japan, the United States and Europe.

What will the participants show?

The participants will present the benefits of yoga and its relationship to a number of health problems in the medical and sports fields, as well as shed light on health problems at the general level, such as: mental health, neurological disorders, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular health, women’s health, and rheumatic diseases, where yoga experts and international associations specialized in the medical field will present Medical and scientific evidence and a discussion of ways and means of practicing yoga and its benefits for health and quality of life.

First of its kind

On this occasion, the head of the Saudi Yoga Committee, Nouf Al-Marouei, explained that the conference for the first time will be held by default for rehabilitative yoga, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. She said: “We are pleased to announce our first International Conference on Therapeutic Yoga from 1-3 June 2022, which will bring together distinguished speakers, experienced clinicians and scientists from all over the world to honor the occasion through multiple academic plenary sessions and panel discussions spanning over three years. Days to present medical and scientific evidence and research and discuss yoga methods and practices for health and quality of life.

In turn, the Saudi Yoga Committee welcomes the joining of experts in the medical field, sports rehabilitation, therapeutic yoga, yoga instructors, physiotherapists and those interested in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab world to this conference, which will be held in English and will have scientific content. It is noteworthy that in early April, the Saudi Yoga Committee received an invitation from the Morarji Desai National Yoga Center of the Indian Ministry of Ayosh (Yoga Ministry) to participate in the campaign to countdown 100 days to the International Day of Yoga.

On the sidelines of the opening event of one of the 100 m countdown initiatives for International Yoga Day, which was recently managed by the Saudi Yoga Committee within the campaign protocol, the Saudi Yoga Committee presented a number of yoga sessions with the participation of a group of Saudi trainers and trainers, followed by a virtual lecture entitled “The benefits of practicing yoga during fasting” presented by Dr Rasha Al-Radadi, Assistant Professor at Taibah University, practiced yoga in the presence of more than 100 participants, which included several axes, including the impact of yoga on the human body, scientific medical research, yoga, practicing yoga in Ramadan, and therapeutic yoga concepts and benefits.


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