Saudi Yoga: The conference is part of the committee’s participation in the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Yoga 2022 campaign launched by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, under India’s Ministry of Ayush
JEDDAH: The Yoga Committee, in collaboration with the Asian Yoga Therapy Association in Singapore, will convene the first virtual International Yoga Therapy Conference in Saudi Arabia on June 1.
The event was organized at the Juman Park, King Abdullah Economic City, and saw the participation of a number of top Saudi yoga teachers.
New Delhi: Saudi Arabia’s first yoga festival took place on Saturday with much fanfare in the commercial center of Jeddah. The festival was organized by the Saudi Yoga Committee (the new Saudi Yoga Federation), a body under the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee, Ministry of Sports.
Indian Consul General Shahid Alam and CEO of Saudi Yoga Committee Ahmad Alsaady were also present on the occasion.
The event was organized at the Juman Park, King Abdullah Economic City in Jeddah, and saw the participation of a number of top yoga teachers.
Speaking to Zee News, Nouf Marwari, the President of the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee which was formed in May 2021, said, “The idea behind holding the event was to bring Yogis (yoga instructors) together. The Saudi Yoga Committee’s strategy is to promote Yoga in the society and encourage people to participate in Yoga activity.”
The three-day conference will highlight and discuss yoga practice’s therapeutic and scientific aspects on the body and mind.
It will bring together experts from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, India, Japan, the US, and Europe to discuss the benefits of yoga for many issues, including mental health, neurological disorders, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular health, women’s health, and rheumatic disease.
Committee president Nouf Marwaai said: “We are delighted to announce our first virtual International Yoga Therapy Conference from 1-3 June 2022. There would be eminent speakers and dignitaries from around the world gracing this occasion. Through multiple academic plenary sessions and panel discussions spread over three days, the physicians, scientists, and yoga experts (will) present medical and scientific studies and discuss the modalities and the practice of yoga for health and quality of life.”
The conference is part of the committee’s participation in the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Yoga 2022 campaign launched by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, under India’s Ministry of Ayush.
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Earlier this year on April 1, the committee held a half-day virtual yoga event as part of its commitment to the countdown.
This event opened with a message from Marwari and MDNIY director Ishwar Basavareddi. It was followed by yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation classes to improve physical, mental, and emotional health.
On April 8, during the holy month of Ramadan, there was an interactive scientific virtual lecture about the benefits of practicing yoga during fasting.
It was held and presented by Dr. Rasha Al-Raddadi, an endocrinologist and yoga practitioner, with the participation of 100 people.