Kerala: Govt plans to start 1000 Ayush yoga clubs in local government bodies across state
State govt planned to start 1000 Ayush Yoga Clubs in local government institutions across State with aim of taking yoga practices to people at large level
In Kerala, Yoga is a popular practice and the State is one of the preferred destinations of Yoga tourism in the world, where the emphasis is laid not just on physical wellbeing but on spiritual awakening also. Yoga is also often combined with Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine in the State.
As the International Day of Yoga falls on the 21st of June, the State government has planned to start 1000 Ayush Yoga Clubs in local government institutions across the State with the aim of taking yoga practices to the people at a large level.
One thousand Ayush yoga clubs will be started in Kerala with the help of local self-government bodies, in collaboration with the Health Department and the National Ayush Mission. AYUSH yoga club will be started in each ward under the local bodies by including at least 20 people at a time for practicing yoga along with the cooperation of NGOs,
Yoga Associations, and the Sports Council. Through this, it is expected to create awareness about lifestyle diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, etc. The aim is to spread the message of yoga everywhere with the help of the local government bodies without distinction between rural and urban areas.