Yoga has assumed significance worldwide and the Government of India is currently promoting indigenous systems of health including Yoga in a strong manner through the Ministry of AYUSH.
Yoga has been a part of SBV since its inception and since 2010 the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) has been promoting health in a holistic manner with a scientific research based approach through the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI). All students of the constituent colleges of SBV are exposed to the Yoga training and numerous courses are offered in the field of Yoga Therapy from certificate to PhD level.
The innovative focus of CYTER is on “Salutogenesis”, the concept of health promotion and disease prevention and management, that enables us to work towards holistic health and wellbeing for all. This integrative approach bridges traditional and modern approaches to healthcare in the form of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (TCI) enables us to serve the patient population in a more efficient, cost effective and patient friendly manner. This is in line with the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 developed and launched in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). This strategy aims to support Member States in developing proactive policies and implementing action plans that will strengthen the role traditional medicine plays in keeping populations healthy.
With international interest in its activities, CYTER strives to serve as a nodal center to train medical educators and administrators for setting up such integrative health centers as it has necessary infrastructure and human resources. This is only possible due to the supportive and innovative milieu of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth where the holistic art and science of Yoga, our cultural heritage, has been able to reach both the classes and the masses of our society optimally, effectively and holistically.
CYTER of SBV has been doing commendable work in propagating Traditional Complementary and Integrative (TCI) Medicine through the medium of adjuvant Yoga therapy thus benefiting thousands of patients in our MGMCRI hospital. It strives to reach out to the neglected sectors of our society through its outreach programs for special children, the silver citizen and transgender populations.
Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan,
The concept of complementary medicine is gaining significance in our day-to-day integrative therapeutic management of patient population. CYTER of SBV has been creating waves in the frontiers of academics, patient care, research and administration in the realms of Yoga. It's a privilege to state that SBV promotes health and wellness by embracing complementary medicine into the folds of modern, allopathic medicine.
Shri. M. K. Rajagopalan,
Founder Chairman and Chancellor
CYTER is playing a pivotal role in generating scientific evidence for the benefits of Yoga as a therapy. Best Practices of CYTER bears ample testimony to the qualitative and quantitative surge in the developmental activities contributed by CYTER in promulgating several visionary objectives of SBV.
Prof. Subhash Chandra Parija,
THE INNOVATIVE ASPECTS OF CYTER
Modern medical advancements provide the rationale for the integration of various traditional healing techniques including Yoga in the promotion of health, healing and longevity. Thanks to the foresight of the Chairman and the benevolent management of SBV, CYTER is functioning actively from the university campus and serving a wide range of stakeholders.
At CYTER we have an integrated set up where we are educating future Yoga therapists, simultaneously helping patients recover from illnesses and at the same time developing an understanding through extensive basic and applied scientific research. Whereas Yoga is usually found in departments of Physical Education & Sports in many universities, we at CYTER have it in a medical institution thus enhancing the learning curve of our trainees as also enabling us to offer holistic therapeutic benefits for all patients in our hospital.
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