Stop Diabetes Through Yoga

SDM event at Prashanti camp, SVYASA

On 6th April 2010, a free camp (free transportation & fooding) was organized by S.D.M. (Stop Diabetes Movement) project at Prashanti, SVYASA University, Bangalore for diabetic persons practicing Yoga. I was one of the participants representing Dhrti Yoga Studio, BTM 2nd stage Bangalore. It was a whole day business from 10 5 P.M. with lunch break for one hour from 2 3 P.M.

The forenoon session was taken up by Dr.Gopal Basistha, Rheumatologist Symbiosis Hospital, Atlanta U.S.A. who had come over to Bangalore for the occasion. He presented his case studies by Video & power point presentation how cases have been benefitted by integrated therapy of Allopathic & Ayurvedic systems of medicine including yoga practices.

The pre lunch session was held in the newly constructed “Santosh yoga hall”. The National movement for “Stop Diabetes through Yoga” (S.D.M.) was launched jointly by Govt.of India & SVYASA, Bangalore. The Secretary Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India inaugurated the newly built Santosh yoga hall in SVYASA campus & attended the function. Director of AYUSH, Govt. of Karnataka also attended the function. The Vice-Chancellor of SVYASA, Dr.Nagendra presided over the function. The Registrar of SVYASA and Joint Director (Research) AYUSH were the other dignitaries in the dias.The Dean of Academic affairs welcomed the guests in Vedic language of Sanskrit. Three elderly persons having diabetes narrated their experiences how their diabetic status has come under control through yoga practices.

The post lunch session started with yoga practices (practical classes) for the participants followed by Krida yoga. The programme ended with visiting the SVYASA campus.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Yoga practitioner, Dhrti Yoga


  • Tapas Kumar Mohanty, State Data Officer, NRHM-Orissa

    April 18, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    It’s a good idea to become healthy through traditional way such as Meditation; YOGA. Also it’s glad to witness that it is being supported by prominent specialists, who normally believe in science. I have seen the blog “Stop Diabetes Through Yoga “; it’s pretty much interesting.

  • Gayatri Panda

    April 26, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Its good to control chronic diseases like Diabetes through physical & mental disciplines called as YOGA….so keep it up BAPA

  • dr rajesh ku. tripathy

    April 27, 2010 @ 11:10 am

    sir pranam ur association with yoga, one of the ancient and sacred practice is really inspiring for us. apart from healing chronic diseases it has got tremendous value to keep body mind and spirit fit and fine.

  • Dr.N.V.Pai

    August 19, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    Dear Sir,
    Prediabetic people to be identified and even young adolescents should be identified in becoming diabetes to STOP genetic mode of transferring
    this metabolic disorder to next generation.
    Kind regards
    P.S. I am clinical Research Biochemist and already joined your mission with Mr. Mahesh Chitale – YOGA THERAPIST at SANKALP TRUST- Santacruz -MUMBAI

  • Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda,M.B.B.S.,M.D.Yoga Practitioner Dhrti Yoga

    August 19, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    Infact many of the participants of other yoga centres who attended S.D.M.Prasanti Camp held at SVYASA on 6th April 2010 were young and a few were adolescents.The diabetes detection camps were held earlier in January 2010 in different locations of Bangalore. I had attended Mega Diabetic Awareness Camp at Jayanagar organized by SDM project undertaken by SVYASA on 10.01.2010.

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