Ayush ministry booklet asks pregnant women to control lust 

“Pregnant women should detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred and lust,” says the booklet issued by the government-funded Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 14, 2017 2:03 am
The booklet, Mother and Child Care, was distributed at an event to mark the run-up to Yoga Day (Representational Image/ File Photo)

The Ayush ministry has released a booklet that says pregnant women should control lust, hang “beautiful” pictures on the wall and shun non-vegetarian food to deliver a healthy baby. The booklet, Mother and Child Care, was distributed at an event to mark the run-up to Yoga Day.

“Pregnant women should detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred and lust,” says the booklet issued by the government-funded Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy. It was published three years ago, say officials. “The booklet does not contain any advice on abstaining from sex,” Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said.

The booklet also advises women to read about “great personalities”.  “The booklet puts together relevant facts culled out from clinical practice in the fields of yoga and naturopathy. It also contains wisdom accumulated over many centuries of yogic practice,” Naik said.

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  1. L
    Lovely
    Jun 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    It is old age custom through out the world to give advisories. In good old days same health advisories were given by elders and midwives. One should always avoid hot foods( certain kinds of non veg) but should take protien rich diets like dals, green veg and nutritious foods. Mind should be cool and pleasant music should be pla ,( any soft music). Pregnant women should be peaceful and pleasant. It is better to avoid as it may damage foetus if limit is crossed. There is nothing new. These are normal tips.
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    1. R
      RHS
      Jun 16, 2017 at 9:18 am
      Stop justifying and defending something which is clearly a poor argument. "It is old age custom.." If this was true then people around the world would have followed the exact same thing as in India. It's as an age old custom not to be on the internet, you know why? Because computers did not exist in the good old stone age.
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    2. S
      suraputhra
      Jun 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm
      What a novel idea! A great beginning indeed to guide the pregnant women, at last. Thanks Congrats to GoI.
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