Atlanta, GA: Bright and early, many yoga enthusiasts converged at Om Indian Cuisine in Cumming to attend the Yoga / Surya Namaskara workshop with Dr Sri Krishna Chandaka. The NATA Health Initiative was kicked off by Raghava Tadavarthi.
The workshop started with Om kara and then Bhramari Pranayam, after which, it progressed into the first round of Surya Namaskaras. Dr SriKrishna categorized different poses of Surya Namaskaras into three sets and went into details of each pose. The participants were then asked to practice a few asanas that would help with reducing fat in the abdominal area.
On Day 2, Dr Srikrishna started with Bhramari Pranayam and took the participants through another set of Surya Namaskaras, after which they learned asanas that would help with increasing concentration and poses that would help in toning of the body.
Right after a short break, the Surya Namaskara marathon started. The attendees were enthusiastic and few wanted to give up. After few rigorous rounds, participants who performed best were presented with the yoga book written by Dr Srikrishna Chandaka.
The day concluded with a ceremony that recognized the winners:
Monica – First Place, Madhu Kota – Second Place, Goutham Goli – Third Place.
Dr Srikrishna Chandaka was felicitated with a bouquet by Gautam Goli and a shawl by Dr Satya Narayana Reddy. The event was concluded with presentation of a plaque by Bala Indurti along with the NATA team.
The participation at the workshop was good, and the hall was full both days. Many participants were very appreciative of the NATA Health Initiative and said they were looking forward to similar events from NATA in the future. “We sincerely thank Dr Srikrishna Chandaka for blessing us with this great knowledge that helps us to improve our health and daily lives,” said Bala Indurti.
He also thanked event sponsor Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy and NATA advisory council Dr. Prem and Dr. Pailla Malla Reddy for sending their wishes. “Thanks to Srini Vangimalla, Dr. Satyanarayana Reddy, Ravi Kandimalla, Venkat Chennubhotla, Goutham Goli, Gireesh Reddy Meka, Jagadeesh Cheemarla, Kiran Kandula & Raghava Tadavarthi for their support. Thanks to Dr. G.V. Rao for photography. Thanks to the OM Indian Cuisine (Formerly Zafraan) for providing snacks and tea to the participants. Thanks to the entire NATA team for their unyielding commitment in bringing together this great event,” he said.
More photos at http://bluemountain.smugmug.com/Other/NATAYogaWorkshop2013/30679457_2jGSRJ