P 22 Health Promotion through Yoga, Ayurveda and others

There is a worldwide growing activity in the field of health promotion influenced directly or indirectly by Yoga, Qi Gong, Ayurveda and others. Adult education/University Extension, Government organizations, Companies, etc. integrate concepts inspired by Asian medicine and their health promotion strategies. More and more people are ready to do something for their health. Practical evidence, interest of the people  and research shows that this will be a growing field in the future. There were WHO initiatives to understand health in its biopsychosocial dimension (first definition 1946) and to create heath where people live, at the workplace, school, family (second WHO definition 1986, Ottawa Charta).

After this the worldwide health promotion has developed much. Since the UN declared in 2014 an International day of Yoga with the expectation of global health, Yoga has become an important role. Standards, quality insurance, education, concepts, research (esp. heartrate variability) are a huge field for papers. They can come from Health Sciences, Sports, Psychosomatic/Behavioural Medicine, Functional Anatomy, Yoga, Sociology, Neuroscience etc.

Impressions of ICTAM IX

  • Impressions of ICTAM IX, 2017, by Matthias Burmeister, ICTAM IX Filmteam