NIMHANS Integrated Centre for Yoga
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India, being a pioneer institute for psychiatric and neurological services, has been conducting research in Yoga since the early 1970’s. Considering the popularity of Yoga, it was thought essential to establish a Yoga Clinic & Research Centre in specialized fields of Medicine. Thus, the Advanced Centre for Yoga- Mental health and Neurosciences was established at NIMHANS, Bangalore in November 2007. This centre was dedicated to Yoga promotion, training and research. The Advanced Centre provided service for patients and their caregivers suffering from psychiatric and neurological conditions, and also carried out pioneering research into the use of Yoga in neuropsychiatric conditions.
On January 9th 2013, yoga facilities in NIMHANS got major breakthrough and NIMHANS Integrated Centre for Yoga was established to carry on the work of the Advanced Centre. Situated in the AYUSH Block at NIMHANS, the centre has the capacity for conducting three batches of Yoga therapy sessions simultaneously. The central hall has a capacity to conduct Yoga sessions for over 20 members. The centre is fully equipped with communication and research facilities. These facilities also aid in conducting regular academic programs in the centre.