Mayo Clinic Health System is offering class on “Yoga to Enhance Your Mood” in Red Wing (Minnesota). This six-week yoga class will include “yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques”.
“Research has found that the practice of yoga has a positive effect on changing your mood and promoting a state of relaxed alertness”, announcement says.
Welcoming the integrating of yoga in a prominent healthcare system, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, yoga was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that yoga, referred as “a living fossil” whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, was a mental and physical discipline for everybody to share and benefit from. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical, Zed added.
Rajan Zed pointed out that yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche. According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to an estimate, about 21 million Americans, including many celebrities, now practice yoga.
Mayo Clinic Health System is a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serving over 60 communities in Iowa, Georgia, Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is part of Mayo Clinic; a leading caregiver with over 150 years of patient care, research and medical education expertise; which was ranked number one in more specialties than any other hospital in the nation; served over 1.3 million people last year. Headquartered in Rochester (Minnesota), Samuel A. Di Piazza Junior is its Trustees Chair, while John H. Noseworthy is CEO.