On the eve of 21st June being observed as International Yoga Day, Addlife-alternative medicine wing of Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute has organized a special yoga program in its premises. As part of the program doctors, staff members of BIACH&RI have participated in a special yoga session under the guidance of Yoga Guru Dr Udaya Kumar and Dr Bharath Kumar of Addlife Yoga Wing. During the session the yoga gurus not only made the participants to perform various exercises and also explained their importance.
The yoga session was attended by Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna, Chairman, BIACH&RI as chief guest. Speaking after the session Sri Balakrishna has explained that the YOGA is part of our cultural heritage for centuries. Our great saints have invented the Yoga in order to win over five nature elements and also keep our most wavering mind under control. In order to achieve these two objectives Maharshi Patanjali has clearly presented two methods namely Abhyasa and Vairagya in order to practice it. Especially the Yogabhyasa is designed to bring out inner strength of a human being thus making him stronger in all aspects, he said. Yoga is especially helpful in reducing the ill effects caused due to stress generated by the modern life style, he added and suggested everyone to practice Yoga to achieve its results.
Sri Balakrishna also explained the way Yoga can help in controlling ill effects of CORONA pandemic. Several Yogic exercises can reduce the damage to lungs, he added. He appreciated the efforts of state government in controlling the pandemic and urged people to follow the COVID regulations and wear the mask. He also appealed people to get vaccinated as early as possible.
Earlier in the program, Dr Kalpana Raghunath, Associate Director (Addlife & Academics) has explained about various alternative medicinal systems being made available at Addlife. She also presented in details, how these systems can help patients to overcome various effects of the diseases. Later speaking on the occasion, Dr RV Prabhakar Rao, CEO, BIACH&RI has urged the people to utilize excellent grade services made available at Addlife, alternative medicinal wing of BIACH&RI.
Later in the program, Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna has felicitated Yoga Gurus Dr Udaya Kumar and Dr Bharath Raj along with Dr Sumathi, program organizer of today’s session.
The programs were attended by Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna along with Sri JSR Prasad, Trust Board Member, BIACH&RI; Sri G Ravi Kumar, COO, BIACH&RI; Dr TS Rao, Medical Director, BIACH&RI; DR Phani Koteswara Rao, MS, BIACH&RI; Dr Kalpana Raghunath, Associate Director (Addlife & Academics) and Dr Sumathi, HOD, Naturopathy Wing of Addlife, Yoga Gurus Dr Udaya Kumar & Dr Bharath Raj apart from several doctors, staff members etc.