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GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…



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18 Apr 2024

Yogavani

Tackling Covid-19 Successful Strategies
Success Stories

Tackling Covid-19 Successful Strategies 

Many of us think we are managing our day-to-day life well; we are functioning. But what happens when there is a spoke in the wheels, when the well-oiled machine comes to a standstill? Do we have enough substance to fall back on? The current Covid-19 pandemic has unveiled our shortcomings.

Smt Tripti Tandon joined The Yoga Institute in 2018 as a yoga student initially and then she became part of Annam Brahma, feeding the needy. She also joined the 1 Month TTC. Since then, she together with her husband Atul, has been giving out healthy, Sattvik breakfast meals to hundreds of people daily for three years now. She also gets up at 5 am every morning to prepare tiffin lunches for her husband and daughter before joining asana class at the Institute and then volunteering for Annam Brahma. By 8:30 am every morning, Tripti has already done her part for society, for herself and for her relationship.

“I am just so grateful for the opportunity given by The Yoga Institute to do something useful. My husband and I get to spend one hour together every morning before the hectic day starts and we have met so many nice people, both among the team of volunteers and also among the people who come for the free meals,” gushes Tripti.

Over the years, Tripti and Atul have built such a strong foundation of gratitude, useful service and counting the blessings that they have instead of complaining about what they don’t, that when Covid-19 struck first Atul and then Tripti in March of this year, they never lost their positive attitude.

“I just believed in God and surrendered. We were also in touch with the doctor via online consultation, so that we did not have to step out. Meals were arranged for us and Hansaji called us every day to check how we were doing,” recalls Tripti.

With so much of mental, physical and moral support, there was only a week of migraines, bodyache and throat pain and a month of general weakness before Tripti was back to her regular self, probably stronger by the experience, and never losing her positive outlook.
“One has to do something for others,” says Tripti. “That is the most rewarding. Also, a good start to the day with some asanas, pranayama, and some quiet time is important.” Being an epilepsy sufferer herself, she cautions though that asanas and pranayama should be done to one’s capacity only. “Thanks to the yoga way of life, I have become more aware of my condition and sit down whenever I feel dizzy. Stress is also less because I understand where it was coming from. This has also improved my sleep. Yoga is a way of life,” she concludes.

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