For many humans in Visakhapatnam, yoga is now part of existence as they prepare it normally for an hour. It is all due to the message unfold with the aid of the Institute of Yoga and Consciousness of Andhra University, popularly known as the Yoga Village of Vizag.
The Department of Yoga become based with the aid of Prof K Ramakrishna Rao as Institute of Yoga and Consciousness on July 18, 1985. In the one’s days, the institute had studies and extension wings. In 2009, each of the wings had been mixed because of the Department of Yoga and Consciousness. Located right contrary to the seaside road in 4 acres of land, it’s miles surrounded by greenery with a serene environment. Probably, Andhra University is the simplest varsity in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which gives seven special yoga courses and holds training for the majority. The institute also conducts healing yoga instructions. Started with certificates guides in yoga in 1990, PG Diploma and MA Yoga publications had been added later. In 2018, a studies program and MPhil in Yoga had been additionally added.
K Ramesh Babu, Head of the Department of Yoga, who joined as a trainer approximately 25 years ago, explains the yoga trend in the metropolis. “Simple practice of asanas isn’t simply yoga. Every individual has to observe pranayama, shuddhi kriyas, and relaxation strategies to witness a better chance in life,” says Ramesh Babu. In 1993, yoga lessons were restricted to 50 people a day. About 500 people are attending yoga lessons now. In current lifestyles, yoga is a higher manner of beginning the day for all age organizations from 10 to ninety years. “Yoga Village answers every problem, say weight loss, health issues, thyroid, allergies, migraine and preserving human beings in shape. In truth, yoga is prevalent among people all around the world. Some students pursued certificates in yoga at AU and are now coaching it in Thailand, Singapore, China, and numerous other nations, earning Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 lakh,” he says.
According to Ramesh Babu, yoga is no extra restrained to the elderly or people with fitness problems. It is a supply of medicine for even youngsters who want to pop out of pressure-related troubles. “Yoga is a drugless remedy. Especially, a healing supply for psychiatric problems,” he explains. Speaking to TNIE, Khumkum Gosh, who has been practicing yoga for the past two a long time at Yoga Village of AU, says it has helped her be bodily match and mentally wholesome. “Youngsters who are not into any bodily hobby in recent times can preserve themselves match with the one-hour exercise of yoga,” she says. “I had been doing yoga for the past 12 years. It has introduced an extraordinary change in my lifestyle. People who are dropping mental peace can do yoga to be calm. In reality, I deliver my 6-year-vintage infant to start the day with yoga,” says V Samara, a homemaker. For 65-12 months-old Vinod Somani, yoga has been part of his lifestyle in view since 1992. “When I began practicing yoga, I had acute allergies and used to take injections and use inhalers 4 to 5 times. After doing pranayama, Surya Namaskar, and other yoga asanas, I am physically fit now. There are also asanas for school children to enhance their memory electricity,” says Vinod Somani.