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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices regarding YOGA in general population

Author : Rubeena Bano, Sanjay Khanna, Pratap Shankar, Dheeraj Kumar Singh, Sachin Tutu, Preet Lakhani, Rakesh Kumar Dixit

The age of information technology (IT), making people lazy due to the chair work and lack of the physical exercise, leads to several deadly diseases. Yoga has gained its popularity worldwide in recent years, as evidenced by the widespread practice as Complementary and Alternative Medicine. People are tends towards the Yoga for physical and mental fitness. This therapy is being very useful for the day to day human life and improving the quality of life also. India with vast diversity of Yoga practices, which can be traced back to as early as past 5000 years when Ayurveda has been practiced. The practice of yoga is about creating balance in the body by developing both strength and flexibility. This is accomplished by performing a series of postures or “poses” which are designed for specific benefits to each part of your body. In this study we have focused on the rural and urban population to see knowledge, attitude and practices about the yoga.


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