Forever Young Thru Yoga! KMC Nava Chaitanya Celebrates 14th Anniversary

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Forever Young Thru Yoga! KMC Nava Chaitanya Celebrates 14th Anniversary

Mangaluru: “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Live your life and forget your age” had said, Henry David Thoreau. Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change just because you have a few more grey hair. Coping with change is difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular challenge for adults over 50 plus is the sheer number of changes and transitions that start to occur—including children moving away, the loss of parents, friends, and other loved ones, changes to or the end of their career, declining health, and even loss of independence. It’s natural to feel those losses. But if that sense of loss is balanced with positive ingredients, there are quite a few a formula’s for staying healthy as you age – and one formula is regular exercises that will keep you healthy to stay “Young Forever”!

KMC Nava Chaitanya- Bejai comprise of people of all ages, but mostly middle aged and seniors- and they keep themselves active through various activities, exercises, among which Yoga is one- because they know the benefits of yoga which includes increased flexibility, muscle tone, vitality, energy, cardiovascular and circulatory health, weight loss and athletic prowess. Yoga can also help control pain associated with arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. And they have been practising yoga and other exercises for many years. On Saturday, 8 July, KMC NavaChaitanya celebrated their 14th anniversary at KMC-Bejai amidst members, friends and well-wishers.

The programme began with invoking God’s blessings, followed by welcome address by Devipradha, the president of Nava Chaitanya. The celebration was inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp by the chief guest- Dr Ganaraj B-Additional professor, Dept.of Physiology-KMC; along with other dignitaries on the dais namely-Dr Sheetalraj-Dept. of Physiology-KMC; and Jerardin D’Souza- Founder of Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association. Addressing the audience chief guest Dr Ganaraj said, ” Yoga will help relax a person’s body and mind. Yoga is ideal for people who cannot perform rigorous exercise due to certain health conditions. Regular yoga stretches can help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure. Some medical professionals advise those who have heart problems or a history of stroke to take part in yoga. And I am glad to note that the members of KMC Nava Chaitanya are doing a great job in keeping themselves fit through exercises and yoga- and also involving in community services. The kind gesture in presenting two wheelchairs to deserving two persons needs to be commended”.

Dr Sheetalraj and Jerardin D’Souza also spoke and complimented the members of Nave Chaitanya for their active activities and for their service to the community. Jerardin D’Souza always in his signature style of delivering his speech said, “I am honoured and blessed to be among all these ‘young ladies’ who are indeed having more fun than the real youngsters. I am just like a side actor or a “joker” in a mega blockbuster movie, rendering my support and encouragement to the elderly to the best of my ability. It’s nice to see that everyone here is happy and quite healthy. Let’s not fear death, instead live happily and enjoy life to the fullest when we are still alive and ageing. Keep exercising and practice yoga to the fullest”. Two wheelchairs were donated to Chidananda, who is handicapped due to an accident; and Chirag, a young child handicapped since birth.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Devipradha and the event was compered by Anusuya Pai. The formal programme was followed by a cultural session, where the “young” members of KMCNava Chaitanya enthralled the audience with their hidden talents, comprising of songs, skit and dances. No doubt, they all rocked!

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  1. Very Meaningful , Energetic Report By The STAR of KMC Nava Chaitanya, Dear ALFIE. He has given such joy to the Seniors By His Encouraging Reports and Beautiful Photos. He is a Part of the Team. He is so loved by all the Elders, that they inquire of him often. This Message of Our Elders Rocking goes the World Over, because of this lively report. We request more Elders to Join this Group and Age Actively.
    Love,
    Jerardin D’souza , Founder, Mangalore Alzheimere’s Association MAA.

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