Andhra Pradesh

Naidu, colleagues take to meditation

On the second day of yoga and meditation sessions on Friday, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, his Cabinet colleagues and top bureaucrats were taught a series of asanas, kriyas and mudras and how meditation was a powerful tool for spiritual growth.

They were told that meditation was essentially a process to take one beyond the limitations of body and mind during the day-long sessions on “Inner Engineering- for joyful living” organised by Isha Foundation.  

On Friday, 300 participants, including IAS, IPS, IFS officers, district collectors and Mayors, were initiated into Isha Foundation’s Shambhavi Mahamudra, according to a press release from the Chief Minister’s Office. 

Isha’s introductory practice is the  Shambhavi Mahamudra , an ancient kriya that has millions of dedicated practitioners who aver that they experience greater emotional balance, concentration, focus, stability and better health with regular practice of the meditation.

A senior official said the training would help both the political leadership and the bureaucracy in improving their efficiency and energy levels that are required to realise the ambitious projects and programmes lined up for Andhra Pradesh. It was not a one-off affair, and the next step would be a workshop in Indian School of Business sometime in February.

During today’s session, officials were shown a documentary on their “Project Green Hands” campaign to plant to prevent and reverse environmental degradation and enable sustainable living. The project aims to create 10 per cent additional green cover in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. 

 Following a request from Mr. Naidu to support his dream of increasing the green cover in Andhra Pradesh to 33 per cent in the next five years, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev offered to support the government in its efforts.



 At the inaugural session on Thursday, the Chief Minister said: “We are all in the public service at various levels. We have many challenges to face. We need to face these capably, efficiently – and programmes such as these are very important.”

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