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Yoga keeps me going, says Karunanidhi

Vani Doraisamy

Praises from his yoga guru meant more to him than school certificates he never got



M. Karunanidhi

CHENNAI: The secret of his energy and success lies in yoga and daily practice keeps him young even at the age of 82, says DMK president M. Karunanidhi.

Presiding over the valedictory function of a four-week intensive yoga programme for foreign students at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram here on Friday, Mr. Karunanidhi said though

doctors had advised him against taking the stairs, he was able to climb 20 steps to reach the venue only because of daily yoga.

Yoga is a combination of physical exercises, breathing and meditation and made it easy for him to rise early morning and do some writing, he said. The praises he received from his yoga guru T.K.V Desikachar, founder of the Mandiram, meant more to him than the certificates he never got during his schooldays, he said, amidst applause from the audience. He said yoga helped in developing both physical and mental faculties.

The Mandiram had taken yoga to a global level through the efforts of those like Desikachar and his father Krishnamachari, he added.

Uma Krishnaswamy, chairperson of the Mandiram's Institute of Yoga Studies, distributed certificates to the participants. Over 28 students from 16 countries, including the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Israel, New Zealand, Cyprus, Australia, Switzerland, the U.K. and Singapore, attended the one-month course, S. Sridharan, managing trustee of the Mandiram, said.

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