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The Celebration of International Yoga Day in T. John College

T John College celebrated International Day of Yoga on June 21 2017, with great enthusiasm and fervour. The Auditorium was filled with yoga enthusiasts – teachers, staff members and above all, students. The session began with a welcome address to the gathering by Ms. Mrs.Sucharita Banerji Asst.Professor, Department of Management Studies, followed by a one hour practical session covering warm-up stretches, Surya Namaskar, Yoga postures, Yoga Nidra finished with pranayama & meditation. Two members Ms. Gauri R. Nair and Ms. Devi R. Nair, members and teachers of the Art of Living Foundation, took the gathering through a wonderful journey of Yogasanas.

Ms. Gauri Nair is an international faculty of the Art of Living. She has been conducting Stress Management programs of the Art of Living for the last 17 years for people of all walks of life including students, business persons and professionals. She has travelled widely within India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. A Commerce graduate, she has also done her management education from IIM Ahmedabad. Ms. Devi Nair has been a faculty of the AOL since 2009. She specializes in the Living well program which aims at managing lifestyle disorders such as hypertension & diabetes.

The overall session lasted more than one hour with the final 15 minutes concentrating on methods of meditation and its benefits. Since all the participants were advised to eat a very light breakfast, the celebrations ended with refreshments for all. It was wonderful to see people of varied backgrounds and interest gather together a support the cause of creating awareness about holistic lifestyle. The session was an excellent experience. It offered spiritual solace and relaxation to the participants. The session was also instrumental in reducing stress and making the participants happy. The programme received a very enthusiastic response from the participants. Ms.Kiran Vazirani, Asst. Professor Dept. of Business Management delivered vote of thanks. This event was made possible by the tireless efforts of Dr. Shikha Tiwari, Principal T John College and Ms. Hemalatha Doddamani, Vice Principal, T John College.

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