New Delhi, Nov 25 (UNI) Highlighting the importance of yoga, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken today said the ancient practice should also reach those people in the country who are least aware of it and be adopted by one and all with renewed vigour.
Releasing a 80-page Hindi book on yoga 'Yog-Jeevan Path' written by Acharya Kausal Kumar here, Mr Maken said in the hustle and bustle of the fast daily life people have lost their inner peace and strength, leading to depression and tension among them.
''In the pursuance of material comforts the man has almost become mechanical and lost all his touch with the nature and inner-self and here comes in yoga which works as an antidote to all ailments afflicting mankind, he asserted ''Every person in every nook and cranny of the country should benefit from this age-old practice, which virtually remained dumped with the advent of the western way of living. A revival of yoga today becomes more of a necessity and I hope this book will prove beneficial to one and all, including those who do not have access to any 'acharya'(trainer),'' he added.
AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, who was also present on the occasion, said yoga helps overcome ''misplaced arrogance'' by invoking the self, a minuscule part of the cosmic power controlling the universe.
The book says yoga helps in curing chronic diseases and doing away with common urban ailment like hypertension, tension and diabetes.