MAHE celebrates International Yoga Day

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Kemmannu News Network, 22-06-2019 16:13:24

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Manipal : Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal celebrated International Day of Yoga here on Friday. It was organized by the Division of Yoga, Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research (CIMR). Students, staff and faculty took part in the programme held at Marena, the indoor sports complex.


The programme started with yoga demonstration as per the UGC protocol. Headed by Dr. Annapoorna K. Head of Department, Division of Yoga, the session started with the articulation of yoga prayer and demonstration of  various yogic practices including asanas (swastika, vajra,suptavajra, parivrtatada, trikona, veerabadhra, paschima, purva, janushirsha, pavanamukta, bhujanga, shalabha, dhanura, padottana, Vakra) pranayama (anulomaviloma, suryabedhana, bhramari) relaxation technique(makarasana,shavasana).

Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE, Manipal who was the chief guest addressed the gathering and spoke on the importance of yoga and how it can improve the quality of life and how it works as a preventive for various life style disorders and also a means to delay aging.

Dr. N Udupa, Director Research (Health Sciences), MAHE, Manipal welcomed the gathering and Nitu Sinha, Lecturer Division of Yoga gave the vote of thanks. The Msc Yoga Therapy students put up a good demonstration of yoga postures to conclude the event.

Prizes were given away for competitions in asana, poster and essay competitions by Mr C G Muthana, Chief Operating Officer, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and Dr Padmaraj Hegde, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. The competitions were held over two months.



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