Kumram Bheem Asifabad: The sixth International Yoga Day was observed across Mancherial district on Sunday. Several religious organisations and yoga institutions conducted special programmes to mark the occasion. The participants practiced physical distancing in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Sukumar KN and Dr P Sameera, organisers of Mythri Yoga and Nature Cure Centre (MYNCC) of Mancherial conducted a special class of yoga, meditation and pranayama for practitioners belonging to the town and to present on social media platforms. They both explained several benefits of yoga, meditation and breathing exercises, citing case studies of regular practitioners. The centre is a unit of Satya Foundation, a Chennur-based voluntary organisation.
Sukumar said that the three modules would help humans stay mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually fit, besides reducing stress and weight. He informed that practice of the ancient system of fitness could improve immunity and respiratory system which is essential for fighting Covid-19 pandemic. He added that it would keep many diseases at bay and raise productivity.
Gunda Sudhakar, one of the practitioners and a 62-year old businessman of the town, shared that he was experiencing wonderful benefits by practicing yoga for the last 10 years, under the guidance of Dr Sukumar and Sameera at the MYNCC. He opined that yoga was an integral part of Indian culture and traditions. He revealed that he feels active and can handle pressure of his business.
Zakir, another practitioner and a government teacher of the town stated that he could cure his chronic skin allergy with the help of yoga. He recalled that he ventured into this method of fitness when he was fed up with conventional systems of medications eight years back. He noted that yoga was one of the effective ways to stay healthy.
Meanwhile, Bhagavadgeeta Adyayana Mandali, a religious organisation of the town, organised a practice session of yoga by maintaining physical distance under the tutelage of Yoga expert Dr G Krishna Reddy. The practitioners formed various yoga postures, practiced breathing exercises and meditation for nearly 2 hours.
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