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5TH INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2465: tabled on 10 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the 5th International Yoga Day on 20 June 2019, first adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015; notes the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India that Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition that embodies unity of mind and body, is a holistic approach to health and well-being and a means to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature; further notes that medical research has shown Yoga has proven health benefits from a wide range of physical and mental problems; considers that Yoga is a means of maintaining good health and can help people and patients to care for themselves; recognises that Yoga empowers patients and restores them as agents of their own health and healing; urges the NHS to consider including Yoga in the prevention and well-being initiatives within the NHS both for patients and for staff; and calls on the Government to consider introducing a Yoga Chair in all Medical Schools so that the rising generation of medical students gain a thorough grounding in this traditional and timeless knowledge of health and well-being.