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Webinar Summary of Depression and Yoga Sep-20 2020

Topic: Depression and Yoga - Webinar

Date: Sep 20, 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM (90 Minutes) Japan Time: (6:30 AM - 8:00 AM; India Time)

1. Introduction:

Patanjali Japan Foundation kick started the 4th Edition of Monthly Interactive Session held on 20th of September 2020. This month’s Interactive Session focused upon ‘Depression and Yoga’. The topic was covered by eminent panelists from Bharat (India) and Japan. Dr. Jaideep Arya and Professor Dr. Akshay Anand from Bharat (India), and Mr. Yoshito Naganuma and Ms. Sara from Japan shared their perspective.


In Introductory note, Mr. Ashutosh Singh (Chief Sewa Officer of Patanjali Japan Foundation) shared information on different ‘Yogi’ types classified mainly as ‘Hari’ (Green/Midori), ‘Shwet’ ( White/Shiro) and ‘Kesari’ (Saffron) depending upon frequency of Yoga practice. On 31st August, Patanjali Japan Foundation achieved the feat of completing 100 morning Yog sessions. This included 431 ‘Yogis’ which comprised 18 ‘Kesari’, 55 ‘White’, 364 ‘Green’ belt ‘Yogis’ and 154 regular ‘Yogis’.

2. Key Note Speech and philosophical perspective of depression

Keynote speaker Dr. Jaideep Arya (Member, Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of Ayush Bharat/India) focused upon ‘Structural’ and ‘Emotional’ balance which is manifested in Yoga through physical movement and breathing technique.