Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Pranayama is key to attain psychological peace and it has been proved over the centuries and now its benefits are being experienced by people in large numbers in Andhra Pradesh following the campaign launched by Bhrahmagyani Pandit Sudarshanacharya (Kundalani Yogi).

The Swamy Satyananda Yoga Ashram in Guntur has invited the yogacharya for a three-day training programme from April 9 to 11 for the citizens of Guntur so that they get the answer for treating all their ailments, said founder secretary Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao.

He told The Hindu that the programme would be organised everyday from 6 a.m. at the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Brundavan Gardens in the city to help a large number of people to gather.

Ashram president C. Parthasarathi will coordinate the programme at which district Collector B Venkatesham and MLC Rayapai Srinivas will participate.

Cleanses toxins

Performing any kind of yogic exercises did not have any meaning without mastering or learning the process of controlling our breath through pranayama, said Mr. Narasimha Rao.

Pranayama has proven to be one of the main factors in improving the longevity of human beings as it cleanses toxins from all parts of the body leading to a disease-free life that not only give psychological satisfaction, but also physical ability to be fit for a longer time and even in the old age, he opined.

After this training programme, the Ashram proposes begin a special yoga class for all diabetics so that they could continue their learning process and benefit out of the specific yogic postures to bring down their sugar levels to normal.

“We ask the patients of all ages to come to the 15-day training programme by testing their sugar-levels and again test after the completion of the programme so that they could feel the difference,” he added.

Yoga alone was not the answer for keeping sugar levels under control, but the patients had to take other precautions necessary and not construe this as a medicine, he warned.