Techie Brij Mishra talks on the benefits of yoga in Ranchi. Telegraph picture
Ranchi University has introduced its journalism students to a basic course in Sahaj Yoga to help the to-be professionals breathe easy and not gasp later at work.
Taking a cue from what is a common practice among bar outfits of Supreme Court and Delhi High Court as well as telecom firms, the varsity’s department of journalism and mass communication conducted a lesson for students to strike a balance between body and mind through meditation on Saturday.
Director of the department Sushil Ankan said that growing stress and inability to handle the same adversely affected one’s performance.
As a result, people who were trained in executing special tasks, too, fail to perform and at times get frustrated.
The journalism students would soon enter a professional arena that is known for high degrees of stress, he added.
“When we are teaching them the subjects, practically exposing them to print and electronic journalism, it is our moral responsibility to help them handle stress, too.”
Sahaj Yoga is a process of inner awakening that helps in stress management and improves intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional quotient (EQ) and spiritual quotient (SQ).
The meditation style enhances an individual’s physical and psychological well-being and improves balance, equanimity and self-control.
Brij Mishra, a software engineer, explained the process of Sahaj Yoga to around 100 students. He said there are seven chakras (energy centres) in the human body. The chakras are responsible for our physical, emotional and mental well-being.
“Once we attain self-realisation, we feel the centres in the subtle system within us. As the kundalini (corporeal energy) rises and passes through the centres (in the spinal cord) and pierces the fontanel bone area on top of the head, it nourishes and revitalises the centres (chakras) so that the person feels relaxed, calm and full of life,” he said.