Yoga Activist In Nagaland To Spread Awareness - Eastern Mirror
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Dimapur, Nagaland

Yoga activist in Nagaland to spread awareness

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Mar 30, 2024 8:49 pm
Krishna Nayaka addressing media persons at Press Point in Diampur on Saturday. (EM Image)

DIMAPUR — A 30-year-old Krishna Nayaka from Mysuru in Karnataka, a professional yoga instructor certified by the Ministry of Ayush, is in Nagaland to create awareness in various institution and public places.

Krishna Nayaka, who is on a walkathon/ padayantra mission, reached Nagaland last week is conducting programmes in various institutions to create awareness about yoga.

Addressing media persons on Saturday at Press Point, Supermarket, Dimapur, Nayaka, shared that he started the walk on October 16, 2022, and covered a distance of about 11,500 km during the last 530 days across India, Nepal and Bhutan. He has conducted more than 300 yoga awareness programmes in various institutions and public places.

He shared that he had covered the walkathon in states including Mysuru in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.

To complete the mission, he will continue the walkathon for another one and half years covering a total of 22,000 km. He would eat food from hotels and stay overnight in school, colleges, police stations, temples or churches or mosque or Gurudwar, or people’s homes when he is invited.

He expressed that the purpose of walkathon is to teach asana, pranayama, meditation to stay physically and mentally energetic, to spread the message that yoga is essential for spiritual achievement and also to clear the misconception about yoga.

As a yoga instructor, Nayaka said he wanted to spread awareness about yoga in a proper way, citing that it is not an exercise or religion but a natural science which anyone can adapt in their lifestyle.

He also conducts programmes about environmental conservation in schools and colleges. He maintained that he does not take any financial assistance from any kind of organisation or government as it is only an act of humanity for the nation.

Talking about how he started the walkathon, Nayaka shared that he suffered from serious spinal back pain during a cricket match while was studying in 10+2 standard. As he did not have enough money for operation, he opted for cheaper service and visited Ayurvedic from where he met a yogi.

Basing on suggestions of the yogi to practice yoga in a proper way, he eventually recovered after three years and became a yoga instructor.

Any school or college across Nagaland willing to conducts the programme could contact him on phone no. 9620565143.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Mar 30, 2024 8:49:44 pm
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