Oct 17, 2008

Yoga for armed forces in India

A news report in today's paper says, a ten-day yoga camp is being organised for India's para-military forces. Over a few weeks, between 300 and 400 thousand persons are to be trained. After training in camps, to be imparted by Swami Ramdev, the personnel will train their colleagues posted in remote and border areas.

Besides helping the 'jawans' in maintaing all-round health, yoga is expected to help them cope with stress arising due to difficult life-situations, having to deal with crime and cruelty and living away from family.

The report says, this initiative is being taken after long discussions on the benefits of yoga for police and military forces, spanning over more than a year. My comment is, better late than never.