Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, observed the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2017. The function started with a prayer by the 5th year Pharm.D. students. Principal, Dr. Sabitha M., inaugurated the function seeking the blessings of Amma by lighting the holy lamp and doing arathi followed by a short speech regarding the importance of International Yoga Day and the benefits of making yoga a part of our daily routine.
A video highlighting the history, evolution and importance of yoga with a few photographs of last year celebrations were also displayed. The function was organised and conducted by the 6th year Pharm.D. students (Interns).
The yoga instructions and demonstrations were given by Malini Muraleedharan, Remya Antony and Gauri Lakshmi. The fifth and sixth year Pharm.D. students and the faculty members attended the sessions. The yoga programme included introduction and practice of 12 yogasanas - Tadasana, Trikonasana, Ardhachakrasana, Bhujangasana, Vakrasana to name a few and three pranayama namely Kapalbhati pranayama, Bhramari pranayama and Anulom-Vilom pranayama.