Yoga for Bhopal was conceived after an initial event hosted by Meaghan Delahunt in Edinburgh at the occasion of the 32nd Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster. Meaghan is an accomplished novelist, short story writer, and a qualified yoga teacher and has inspired the creation of Yoga for Bhopal which we hope will not only serve as an ongoing fundraiser but will also act as a vehicle to share knowledge. Find out about Meaghan and Bhopal: CLICK
The Sambhavna Trust Clinic in Bhopal, funded by the Bhopal Medical Appeal, uses yoga as one of a range of treatments for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster. Yoga is used to treat chronic diseases involving the respiratory, musculo-skeletal, neurological and endocrine systems; whilst women survivors suffer additional, serious gynaecological problems which Sambhavna has also been treating, to great success, using Yoga: CLICK
At the World Conference of Asthma in Buenos Aires in 2009, yoga techniques used at Sambhavna were hailed for their success. Yoga therapy was seen as an effective means to provide sustained relief to persons suffering from chronic breathlessness. The study presented showed that after six months of practicing yoga, all participants found significantly increased lung function and decreased use of medicines: CLICK
Our hope is that, through Yoga for Bhopal, we can build a network of individual teachers and organisations that can not only benefit from the techniques developed at Sambhavna but, equally, impart the benefit of their own studies.
To mark the 33rd anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, in December 2017, yoga studios around the country held classes designed to raise awareness of ongoing Bhopal Disaster-related issues, and the work of Sambhavna, as well as to raise vital funds to help support the work of the Clinic: CLICK
For 2018 and beyond, we hope to take this project much further and reach as many people as possible; if you would like to get involved or host your own event: CLICK
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