June 21, 2018
Persons with mental disabilities need a comprehensive teaching programme for all round development. Yoga is a holistic response to the demands of both the body and mind
In view of these significant benefits of yoga, MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation (MSCT&RF), in collaboration with Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (1993) and Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, Bengaluru (2000), incorporated yoga as one of the important activities in psycho-social rehabilitation interventions in persons with mental disabilities.
It focuses to coordinate the activities of the Mind and Body. Tend to reduce the distracted state of Mind, helping the Mind concentrate on the present activity and improve the activities of daily living to a degree which could not be achieved.
The yoga classes aimed at improving general health, concentration, self-discipline, social relationships and other activities of daily living (ADL) of the persons with mental disabilities.
To commemorate the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2018, MSCT&RF organized an orientation cum demonstration programme on yoga for persons with mental disabilities and the staff team. B. Gangadharan, yoga therapist, facilitated the training by explaining its importance and also demonstrated various asanas.
Bhushan Desikachar, a key member of Late TKV Desikachar’s family offered a chanting on the occasion. KSPJ Babu, Director Programmes, and a disciple of TKV Desikachar, stressed the importance of yoga in daily life especially for women and appealed to staff to practice yoga regularly. Nearly 75 persons with mental disabilities and 20 staff members from various programmes of the trust actively participated.