This year we celebrated International day of Yoga on 21st June 2016. The venue was Kurinji Hospital lobby. We had invited the corporation commissioner of Coimbatore, Mr. Vijay karthikeyan as the Chief guest. Dr. K.C Ramaswami, The Chairman of Kurinji Hospital felicitated the gathering. Mrs. J. Mohanasundari, the Managing Director of Sharp industries made her gracious presence for the occasion. Mr. V. Rajagopalan , yoga master of our MDCRC enlightened the gathering on Yoga.

The occasion started by 10 a.m with the prayer song by Mr. Raghav. The Prayer song was preceded by the Lamp lighting ceremony.

The Director and Managing trustee of MDCRC, Dr.B.R.Lakshmi gave a warm welcome to the gathering and spoke about the importance of Yoga in the context of Duchenne. She said that Last year, MDCRC made a beginning to yoga by celebrating 1st International yoga day. This year it has evolved to plan a yoga curriculum for the children. She emphasized on the benefits of yoga in our DMD children and their mothers after the regular daily practice of yoga. She also added the feedback by the MDCRC staff on the wonderful benefits of yoga. She said “We, at our new model rehab centre for DMD apart from regular physiotherapy, also integrate ‘Yoga’ with the rehab management. It is mainly that yoga and its benefits are holistic and it addresses the respiratory health in an extra ordinary way. Pranayama, Kapalapathi and Bhastrika are very helpful to maintain good lung function.”

Also she said “We believe yoga will contribute towards good breathing practices and help in improvement of basic gait and respiratory function. We have specially planned exercises and yoga sessions for parents and children to enable them to cope better.”

Then our Yoga master Mr.Rajagopalan gave an introduction on benefits of Yoga. After that Master. Yashwanth demonstrated Soorya namaskaaram followed by the mothers who did some yoga asanas. Following this, our staff members of MDCRC demonstrated yoga to the gathering. Then our chief guest Mr. Vijay karthikeyan, Mrs. Mohanasundari and Dr. K.C. Ramaswami addressed the gathering. Dr. Shalini, our team member gave the vote of Thanks followed by national anthem.