Yoga Therapy & Research Centre

The Yoga therapy & Research Centre was established on 24th May 2007 at National Institute of TB & RD in collaberation with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi.

The Yoga therapy centre provides general yoga for the staff and public and therapeutic yoga for the patients in NITRD. Yoga classes are conducted in the center and in the wards for the patients.

 Yoga Centre Staff : (Provided by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga )

(1)    Assistant Research Officer           –            Mr. Yogi Uday

(2)    JRF (Yoga)                                    –            Ms. Priti Nandi


To effective working of Yoga Therapy and Research Centre, there is a Yoga Committee consisting:

  1. Dr. Ishwar Acharya, (PO) – MDNIY – Nodal Officer
  2. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, NITRD – Nodal Officer
  3. Dr. Lokender Kumar, NITRD – Co Nodal Officer
  4. Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal, NITRD – Member
  5. Dr. Rakesh Kumar, CMO, MDNIY – Member
  6. Dr. Sindhul Chaudhary, Yoga Physician – Member


Timings of the classes

Monday to Friday            –              9AM to 4PM  

Saturday                         –              9AM to 1PM


Facility at Yoga Centre

  • General Yoga
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation clinic runs in the centre every Monday and Thursday from 11AM to 12:30PM, for following diseases:


                        Post TB Sequelae

                        Bronchial Asthma                           

                        Pleural Thickening

  • Other Diseases:

Diabetes Mellitus



Back pain                                            

Acid Peptic Disorders


Cervical Spondylosis


Benefits of Yoga

Therapeutic aspects of Yoga

Clinical studies have lucidly demonstrated the therapeutic potential of yoga practices in the treatment of COPD. Similar effects have been found in low back pain, Diabetes Mellitus, Migraine & stress related psychosomatic disorders.

Yogasanas are special patterns of body that stabilize the mind through static stretching. They are psycho-physical in nature. Thus, improves the flexibility of the body.

Asanas play a significant role in toning up the neuromuscular and glandular systems of the body to restore and maintain the vitality of different organs of the body.

Asanas induce mental calmness and tranquility thus relives stress & tension.

Yogasana improves blood circulation to every part of the body improves the elasticity of the blood vessels.

Yogic postures help in growth and development of all 5 levels of Panchakosa, i.e. Physical, Mental, Emotional, Intellectual & Spiritual levels of the body.


General rules to be followed for yoga practice

A yoga practitioner should follow certain things before starting yoga.

  • Bowels & bladder must be empty.
  • Clothing must be light & loose.
  • Yoga should be practiced in well ventilated room or open area.
  • One should synchronize breathing with the body movements.
  • Do not eat or drink immediately after the practice. Give at least 20-30 minutes gap.
  • Timings of the practice – early morning is the best time for the practice.

 Completed Thesis

  1.  To study the effect of yoga on depression and anxiety in COPD patients.
  2.  To study the effectiveness of yoga balance training exercises on measures of Balance in COPD patients. 
  3. To study the effect of yoga in patient with pulmonary impairment after Tuberculosis.