A priceless offer for healthcare workers

28 July, 2020

Frontline health workers are under considerable anxiety, stress and lacking proper sleep due to COVID-19 pandemic which can impact their health and complement the higher risk of getting the infection.

This offer of 'Meditation and Breath Workshop for Frontline Health Workers' may be of interest https://www.artofliving.org/za-en/program/2961 which entails the details about seven layers of our existence while teaching Sudarshan Kriya, by the frontline colleagues from South Africa, who practice this technique upon themselves, on daily basis.

The Sudarshan Kriya technique is a unique form of breathing technique, well known to enhance mental and lung hygiene, one can practice on their own, and many are doing and reaping benefits for last 38 years in 156 countries.

There are various scientific studies done on Sudarshan Kriya and summary outcomes of the benefits of this technique will be shared in a presentation during the workshop.

I am sharing latest research done in Yale where students reported students reported improvements in six areas of well-being: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness.

https://news.yale.edu/2020/07/27/improve-students-mental-health-yale-stu...

Also, another study conducted at Harvard reported that participants of the SKY (Sudarshan Kriya) program developed better sleep quality & resiliency against anticipatory stress.

https://www.bidmc.org/about-bidmc/news/2020/07/yogic-breathing-improved-...

The Guardian news have also covered about Sudarshan Kriya recently

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jul/26/every-breath-you-ta...

I am glad to share that participants of this last free online workshop starting on Thursday 30th August, will also have the privilege and choice to be part of the first global research cohort of health care workers who are experiencing and learning Sudarshan Kriya and sharing its impact on their mind, body and soul in an ongoing study, which I have no doubt will be another landmark like Yale and Harvard studies.

I thank you for your time in reading this and look forward to you all taking this priceless offer to keep you healthy, happy and safe.

Best wishes,

Dr Vivek Chhabra

Emergency Medicine Consultant

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

HIFA profile: Vivek Chhabra is a Specialty Emergency Physician at James Paget University Hospital, UK, and is a HIFA Country Representative for India. After basic and advanced training by Indian Army and corporate sector and experiences in the field of Emergency and Trauma Medicine at regional and tertiary settings in the UK and Australia he is pursuing installation of point of care systems of emergency medical care in India and applied same while serving MAX Healthcare. Besides faculty for ATLS, American College of Surgeons, he has special interest in the field of Disaster Medicine which reflects from services in Bihar Floods 2008 via Doctors For You and pioneer Senior Specialist position with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Govt of India where contributed for Medical Preparedness, H1N1 Pandemic and Guidelines for Management of Dead. Besides being trained in didactic Management of Dead in Disasters by ICRC at Geneva , Switzerland he is currently involved in training and implementing Communication Skills in Medical Field for junior doctors in the UK. drvivekchhabra AT yahoo.co.uk