House of Commons
EDM #27
Tabled 21 June 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the 3rd International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2017 adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015; notes that medical research has shown yoga has proven health benefits for a wide range of physical and mental problems; accepts that yoga is a means of maintaining good health outside of health services and offers a sustainable means for people and patients to care for themselves; further recognises that yoga empowers patients and restores them as agents of their own health and healing; and urges the consideration of yoga to be included as part of prevention and well-being initiatives for NHS staff and for yoga to be integrated within treatment for NHS patients.