67 Minutes of Yoga for Staff and Students
In the spirit of Mandela Month and recognising UKZN’s people as change-makers, staff and students were invited to 67 minutes of yoga hosted by the Corporate Relations Division and the Art of Living Foundation.
Instructor, Ms Kassie Gounden of the Art of Living, welcomed everyone and spoke on the virtues of practising the ancient discipline. ‘It is vital to take time to exercise and practise meditation and breathing techniques. It is paramount to live your best life through mindfulness and physical exercise,’ said Gounden.
Staff were taken through a series of poses and techniques, slowly increasing their flexibility and endurance as the session progressed. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the experience with one member of staff saying: ‘It really was soul healing therapy - perfect for staff and students to de-stress. Incredible wellness therapy!’
Corporate Relations organiser, Ms Rakshika Sibran, concluded: 'In the very special period of the Nelson Mandela Month when we are encouraged to give more of ourselves, the session was also meant to give back to our staff and students.
'Before we are able to give the best of ourselves to others, we must first expect, receive and know that we deserve the best for ourselves!’said Sibran.