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Health experts come together to heal mind, body

We are always so busy taking care of our family, friends, career, that we forget about the most important and personal things which need our utmost attention – our mind and body.

Keeping in view people's negligence towards their mind and body, India International Centre, Delhi organised an session, recently.

Titled 'Mind Body Healing 2019', the seminar was conceptualised by Bijoylaxmi Hota, noted Yoga expert, therapist, and author of 'Yoga for Busy People'.

N N Vohra, the President of IIC was invited as the Chief Guest along with K N Shrivastava, Director, IIC, who joined the event as the Guest of Honour.

In the room filled with people coming from different spectrum of life – some students, some yoga scholars, some journalists and some just there to experience what is being presented before them, were all sitting quietly to listen to each speaker who came up to the podium one by one.

Rachna Bhargava, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was the first one to put forward her thoughts on the topic. She was followed by Katherine Martin, who was a Primary School teacher for twenty two-years, but later went on to become a qualified Music Therapist.

Katherine, whose work has majorly been around mental health and children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, indulged the audience by citing examples of her patients and how music helped them.

"I had a patient who was sexually assaulted in her early adulthood. She remained in her shell for a long time just like any other PTSD patient. But eventually, me and my team with music therapy helped her come out of that trauma."

One of her patient even wrote a song describing her sufferings, Katherine revealed.

Taking the discussion forward was Dr G Prabhakara Rao, (Ayurveda), Deputy Medical Commissioner, ESIC, Delhi, who talked about how Ayurveda cures metal health issues like depression, anxiety, stress, etc.

It was only when all the people in the auditorium were in awe of what magic Ayurveda does, that he shared a quote "If I become we, illness will become wellness."

Then came Manan Sharma, Founder Director, Manan Wellness Center and Sonic Wellness Institute, New Delhi.

He took audience to the world of sounds – how sound plays a role in moderating ones emotions.

Last but not the least, in the line up was Bijoylaxmi Hota. Being a yoga expert, she shared all the knowledge about the subject she had with her audience.

The author of some of the very famous books on Yoga, Bijoylaxmi even shared interesting facts like why a person who is suffering with depression should never meditate, or how important sunlight is for one's mental health.

As there were multiple workshops planned ahead of this session, a small tea break was announced for all the mentors and audience... after which the discussions continued.

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