Mancherial: Excelling in a completely new field indicates one’s passion towards it and dedication. Samala Mounika had performed well in her information technology engineering by recording over 65 per cent of marks and easily got employed in a private organisation. But, she is proving her mettle in an unconventional realm, Yoga, an ancient way of fitness and is teaching it to womenfolk.
“I developed a penchant for yoga in the first quarter of 2018. Instead of staying idle, I wanted to learn one of the celebrated ways of fitness invented by India. I am able to achieve balance between mind and body ever since I began practicing it. Besides, I now can handle stress and am leading a contented life. I am creating awareness among women over the importance of staying healthy with this science,” Mounika told ‘Telangana Today.’
To her credit, the resident of Hi-Tech City Colony of the town is the first practitioner to have been awarded with quality certificate from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, in Telangana in May last. She successfully completed yoga instructor course at Vivekananda Anusandhan Samastham, Bangalore in August of 2018. She pursued assistant teacher course at Patanjali Yoga Preet, a unit of Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Haridwar in the same year.
Initially, the engineering graduate had undergone a three-month long course in Yoga offered by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-Vyas) Bangalore. She then participated in district and State-level competitions and displayed her proficiency in forming various postures with ease. She is winning accolades from experts and senior practitioners for shining in the field.
“I taught yoga to women to mark International Yoga Day observed on June 21 last. I am conducting classes to females and raising their understanding over the need to have mental and physical health whenever possible. Women need to be fit as they play a wide-range of roles. If they can stay healthy, they can leave profound impact on their children and family members,” the mother of five-year old daughter reasoned.
The yoga wizard said that she was planning to pursue MSc in Yoga and aims at earning PhD in this domain in the future. She attributed her success to unwavering support of her husband Ramesh Kumar, a private finance advisor and her teachers Dr KN Sukumar and Dr P Sameera belonging to Mytri Yoga Nature Cure Centre, situated in Mancherial district headquarters.
The passionate yoga learner, Mounika pursued a certificate course in nutrition and diabetics in distance mode. She is helping many in following healthy diet and keeping several diseases at bay. Similarly, she can play kolatam (stick dance) and is good at folk dance form. She along with her friends performs the rural art form of dance at the both temples and important festivals.