Yoga classes offered at the Chatsworth Regional Hospice

Members of the Chatsworth Regional Hospice together with Dr Ansuyah Moodley.

Deputy director of the Department of Sport and Recreation, Dr Ansuyah Moodley, held the first of many yoga classes for patients at the Chatsworth Regional Hospice, last Wednesday.

Dr Moodley expressed her thoughts on the importance of yoga on one’s body.  “Yoga is a science that creates harmony between the body, mind and soul.  It is geared towards a lifestyle which prevents diseases, promotes positive health and brings productivity with peace and happiness in society,” said the yoga instructor.

According to Dr Moodley, after attending a Yoga Instructors Course at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samathana Yoga University in Bengaluru, India, this year she was inspired to offer the yoga programme to the Chatsworth Community.  “I hope that our community will adopt a new way of managing their lifestyles, hence making our world a better place.  The intention is to also focus strongly on the support of senior citizens and add value to the world,” added Dr Moodley.

“Despite the tremendous success of modern medicine, aliments such as cancer, Aids, etc have thrown insurmountable challenges to the limited approaches of the modern medical world.  Therefore, holistic health concepts such as yoga have begun to catch the attention of medical scientists,” concluded Dr Moodley.

The patients of the Chatsworth Regional Hospice appreciated the efforts of Dr Moodley as it was a great success. Yoga classes are currently being held in the Satya Sai Sudha Mandir, 50 Damorosa Crescent, and Moorton on Mondays from 6:30pm.  Classes will also be held at the Indian Consulate Building in Durban on Fridays at 5pm. These sessions are free and all are invited to attend.


Bianca Lalbahadur

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