SRM celebrates International Yoga Day

Over 100 students and staff of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), participated in the virtual Lec-Dem on Yoga for Immunity and Wellness held on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. A live demonstration was conducted by Dr. Rakshita Nayak, Yoga Scholar from S-VYASA. Several students and faculty members participated in it and learn the various asanas. In his introductory remark, Dean (Medical) of SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM MCH&RC) said, "COVID has created panic among people and yoga is one way of overcoming this anxiety - both physically and psychologically.

SRM MCH&RC's Pro Vice Chancellor (Medical and Health Sciences) Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravikumar said, "Self-discipline can help master the world, not in terms of being a rule but understanding the meaning of life and knowing how to lead a healthy life. Good health should consist of being mentally, physically, and spiritually well. If one has a calm mind, the body will also be calm. This is what Yoga teaches us, to control the body, mind, and spirit."

A presentation on the 'Science behind Yoga' was shared by SRM MCH&RC's Associate Dean (Medical and Health Sciences), Dr. Balasubramanyam. He explained how Yoga can help avert/cure various illnesses and diseases.

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