Dr Dr HR Nagendra, is widely known as the yoga guru of Narendra Modi. He is the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore. Here in a detailed conversation with the NRIfm editor Dr Vijay Rana Dr HR Nagendra talks about his vision of a Diabetes Free India. Diabetes is the 21st century epidemic of India. It has the second largest number of diabetes patients in the world after China. Dr HR Nagendra is leading this battle against diabetes in India.
He also talks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interest and enthusiasm in yoga and how Ayush Ministry is showing investing resources and energy to advance the scientific research about the various aspects of yoga.
Dr. HR Nagendra has his PHD in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore and worked for NASA in early 70’s. He later returned to India where he founded Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in the 80’s
with a 150 Bed Hospital called Arogyadhama, a one of its kind holistic health home. With the help of his sister Dr. Nagarathna, they developed yoga therapy for many common ailments using scientific research. Dr HR Nagendra, fondly known as Guruji, has standardized many advanced yoga techniques as CM (Cyclic Meditation), PET (Pranic Energization Technique) and MSRT (Mind Sound Resonance Technique).