ನನ್ನ ಉಸಿರು, ನನ್ನ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ
My Breath, My Health
TDU-BOSCH Program on Integrative Health Sciences
COVID 19 has affected the whole world and for the first time, all of us together have been forced to change the way we operate in society.
Simple and effective advice to protect ourselves include washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. These actions however, are external to our body. They seek to reduce or prevent contact with the virus.
“Is there a way for us to strengthen ourselves from the inside? By making our body strong enough to naturally fight infections and overcome ill-health?”
This study seeks to employ Ayurveda, our traditional Indian medical system, to improve and maintain health. In Ayurveda, Swasthya or health is not just the absence of disease; it has a deeper meaning. Swasthya is a state of being which is resilient; where both mind and body can withstand any perturbation, be it large like diabetes or small like a virus. In Ayurveda, there are detailed guidelines on everyday practices that will help an individual enjoy Swasthya.
“Nanna Usiru Nanna Swasthya” is an exploratory research program to understand if selected daily Ayurveda practices and yoga can help improve resilience and importantly, maintain good health.
This CSR project is funded by BOSCH and implemented by TDU. Funders have no role in study design, implementation or data collection.
Execute a community-based study to understand the feasibility of Ayurveda-based practices and Yoga interventions to improve resilience and respiratory health of individuals.
Assess effectiveness of health ecosystem tools and delivery mechanisms for scalability.
Recruitment of 250 health-seeking volunteers.
Health monitoring for 6-months
Daily use of 3 Ayurveda-based products traditionally recommended for promoting resilience.
3 funded visits to I-AIM Healthcare Hospital to undergo lab investigations and consult with a senior Ayurveda vaidya.
Receive personalised diet and lifestyle recommendations based on volunteers Prakruti and wellness score.
Receive personalised yoga training from experienced yoga teachers of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.
Locations Identified for the Pilot Study
Dedicated Health Officer
who will work one to one with each study participant to reach their health goals and follow doctor's advice.
Digital Platform for Health Professionals and Yoga Teachers
to continuously monitor health of study participants.
Deployment of Digital Tool
developed on the basis of health parameters described in Ayurveda to enable participants to evaluate their Swasthya based on non-clinical measures.