Mangaluru: The Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing hosted the Yoga Competition under the banner of the Mangalore University in the Father Muller Indoor auditorium on February 11, 2021.
Mangalore University Intercollegiate Yogasana (M&W) Competition 2020-21 was inaugurated by the Yogic Science professor at Mangalore University Professor Dr K Krishna Sharma and presided over by the Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho.
The event was conceptualized with the guidance of the Principal of Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing Dr Akilesh PM and Chandrashekar, Physical Director, FMMC.
Professor K Krishna in his address spoke on the development of competitor spirit as a positive effect on a sport or activity. The root of happiness for all is health, the gift and research of our ancestors to us is Yoga. One ’s self-control determines ones progress in any sphere, with the body and mind connect one strides success. With modernization and standardization of Yoga, all people have access to better health.
Fr Richard A. Coelho delivering his presidential address mentioned the importance of the day being the World Health Day coinciding with the feast of Mother of Lourdes and thus was apt to have a health-related competition in the institution. Diet, exercise, meditation, prayers should be a scheduled event of everyday life for life to be healthy and happy. Too much of anything is harm and life needs a balance of all the above. In meditation we find God Experience and strengthen our connection with the divine, thus being divine. Hosting such an event needs meticulous planning and orchestration, the job being fantastically done by the College of speech and hearing and the Department of Physical Education.
The competition was conducted according to the University guidelines. Shat Kriyas for Men and Women team was conducted at 6.30 am sharp. Each team comprised of a minimum of 5 or 6 members of participants. Syllabus for the competition was as per All India Inter-University Yoga (Men &Women)
The marks for the event were distributed as follows:
Surya Namaskara(12 counts) (10 Marks)
Compulsory Asanas for Men and Women (40 Marks)
Shat Kriyas for Men – (20 marks)
Shat Karam Kapalbhati (Jal Kapalbhati) (Water intake through mouth and out through nostrils)
VastraDhauti (Muslin cloth 6 to 7 mtr in length and 8 cm. in width)
Or Nauli (Vam, Dakshin and MadhYan)
Shat Kriyas for Women- (20 Marks)
JalaNeti or Sutra Neti & JalaKapalabhathi
Varied asanas for men and women were performed with quite elegance and ease. The audience were impressed at the flexibility of the competitors and the agility in which they performed with concentration their asanas.
The competitors were provided with a well sanitised auditorium and COVID-19 protocols as per the dictrict administration was in place.
Ek Pada Rajakapotasana
The Father Muller Charitable Institutions congratulates all the organizers, winners and participants of the event, making Yoga a spiritual experience and physical sport. Dignitaries also present were Fr Nelson D Pais (Asst. Admin FMMCH), Dr Sanjeev Rai (Chief Research Officer) along with the faculty and staff of the Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing.
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