Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana gave the mantra to American students to keep their mind and body healthy
Dehradun, Jan 17
Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN), Jollygrant of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU) organized a one day workshop on ‘Science of Joyful Living’ based on the teachings of the most revered Gurudev Dr. Swami Rama founder of the Himalayan institutes. Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana provided detailed information about the concept of healthy mind and healthy body to the visiting nursing students from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO), USA.
The workshop organized in the Nursing College auditorium on Wednesday was formally inaugurated with the lighting the lamp in front of the portrait of founder Dr. Swami Rama. Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, Chancellor of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU), Jolly Grant, said that just as right eating habits and regular exercise are necessary to keep the body healthy, similarly, ‘Pranayam’ for breathing and meditation are very important to keep the mind calm. Earlier, Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajendra Dobhal informed the students of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO), USA about the work being done by the SRHU on medical education and research.Nursing College Principal Dr. Sanchita Pugazhendi, UWO faculty, Dr. Heidi Hansen, Dr. Maria Graf, Dr Kathy, Dr Kamli Prakash and the college faculty were present.
70 percent of diseases arise from mental disorders
Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana stated that in the year 1968, Gurudev Dr. Swami Rama had said that 70 percent of physical diseases are caused by mental disorders. Meditation is necessary to control the mind. At present, modern medical science is also stating the same thing.
Breath is the link between body and mind
Director General (Academic Development) Dr. Vijendra Chauhan threw light on the teachings based on yoga and meditation of Dr. Swami Rama. He said that breathing is the link between body and mind. Calmness of mind is necessary for a healthy body. Meditation is important to calm the mind. Due to calmness of mind, positive energy will remain within us.
Balanced diet provides more energy
Addressing the workshop, SRHU Nursing Director and Senior Ophthalmologist Dr. Renu Dhasmana said that the overall health of a person depends on good nutrition, physical exercise and healthy body weight. “A balanced diet makes us feel more energetic and it also affects our mood,” she added.