Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
There are two rule of thumb (prescription) that are followed in case of yoga practitioners that is
People of encouraged to eat food upto half stomach and drink water for quarter stomach. Then the fourth quarter is left empty for air. or
Intense practitioners of yoga eat only once a day while moderate practitioners eat twice a day.
Practice of yoga reduces stress and therefore there is no excessive consumption on account of stress.
Practice of yoga also develops consciousness and the practitioner starts differentiating between consumption out of desire for consumption experience or temptation. The consumption experiences are sensations, chewing experience, full stomach bliss etc
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Global Health - Chronic diseases Yoga practice is useful in prevention of diseases including Ischemic heart disease, COPD, asthma, lower back pain, depression, multiple sclerosis and diabetes type 2.
Human Development & Education
The practice of yoga leads to development of capabilities and they are
Capability of Self-control over food consumption, and
Capability of health, immunity and better cognition
Evidence indicate that there is potential for improvement in educational performance with reduction in examination anxiety & aggression, helplessness in school, physical complaints, improvement in concentration, mood, field independence, work habits, cooperation, restful alertness, emotional intelligence, static balance ability and improvement in management of stress including rumination, intrusive thoughts, and emotional arousal.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
American food consumption (Group behavior)
Percentage of Yoga practitioners in America has shot up to 8.7% of the total adult population by 2012. With nearly half of the practitioners practicing for more than 3 years, the savings in food consumption could be well over 1% of national food consumption together with phenomenal development in human capital. This percentage of 8.7% in USA was achieved due to decades of hard work of yoga teachers