Wellness India 2017 expo, integrating organics, health and biotechnology, is a favourite for all ages! Attended by multitudes, it is buzzing with a wide range of exhibitors, booths, seminars and dynamic workshops.

The expo opened up vast opportunities for participants to enjoy wellness wisdom in groups and individually. At the creative entertaining workshops, participants learnt about the potential applications of dance movement therapy, and practiced ancient Sufi movements to awaken their inner selves, besides attending workshops on yoga, mindfulness and naturopathy, amongst others.

The unique workshops aim to make sustainable changes to lifestyles that include relaxation and self-care. “Yoga is the ideal antidote to stress. It brings a calm clarity to my thoughts,” said a young participant at the workshop on yoga.

Visitors also tasted, sampled and experienced organic and natural products from exhibitors nationwide including rice, vegetables, fruits, processed food, skincare and cosmetics, cotton, as well as health and beauty services from leading fitness centres and spas.

The captivated audience at the conference sessions heard industry leaders on what it takes to break into and succeed in the wellness industry, while having a massive impact by transforming the health of their communities.

During the session on ‘Mainstreaming AYUSH: Staying Healthy,’ Prof Rais Ur Rahman, Adviser (Unani), Ministry of AYUSH, explained that Unani is a comprehensive medical system providing preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare. “The use of cupping therapy has increased over the last decade. Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps have also used this technique.”

The session on “Yoga: Science of Infinite Possibilities” had Yoga Guru Suneel Singh. “Fitness is measured on four parameters, i.e. endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga is the only science in the world that incorporates all the aforementioned aspects. Besides physical health benefits, yoga is known to provide unparalleled benefits on the emotional, mental and spiritual front. One tends to become a lot calmer and deal with stress without anxiety, anger and frustration.”

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Discussions also centred around strategies on how to build your brand, become a leader in your field, and leverage industry relationships to launch and sustain a successful business in the organic, health and biotech sectors.

Speaking during the session on “Medical Biotech: The Future of Healthcare,” Dr Indira Nath, Padmashri, Former, Head and Senior Professor, Department of Biotechnology, AIIMS, said, “India is leading in supportive policies to lead scientific and technological innovation. The eco-system now embraces support from both government and venture capitalists for budding and upcoming entrepreneurs. I would like to thank Exhibitions India Group for creating such a thoughtful platform to conduct a holistic discussion on wellness.”

This year’s Wellness India 2017 expo is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group (EIG), and supported by the ministries of Agriculture; AYUSH; Science & Technology (Department of Biotechnology); Rural Development; Skill Development and Tourism.

“The pace of change in the world we live in is very fast. In such a situation, it is critical to have high levels of energy, be mentally strong, and have the ability to handle stress. This all comes from how fit and healthy we are, and that is what Wellness India 2017 expo strives to achieve for everybody,” said Shri Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group.