Reach Out- Make the Difference Love, Care & Yoga for the Differently-abled

 

Helen Keller the renowned American author and educator said, “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” She was the first person to graduate with hearing and visual disabilities. The ones who are differently-abled are truly an inspiration to all, they are not looking for your sympathy but rather want to show you how to truly be joyous. The purity of the emotions that light up their face is undoubtedly a priceless experience every living being should witness.

On the 20th of November, The Yoga Institute hosted an exclusive program for the differently-abled kids. These special children were brought to the Institute from various organizations and individual parents. The day’s activities encompassed a special yoga session expertly designed to be enjoyed by the kids, a fun-filled dance session, a talk by Dr. Hansaji, art activities, a skit and presentations made by Tatyanna Dias from the Veruschka Foundation and Ritika Sahni from Trinayani.

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

The energy that filled the atmosphere was incomparable with any other, every one present had big smiles on their faces, the volunteers assigned to each child felt that their inner child had surfaced together with the specially-abled children as they thoroughly enjoyed each of the sessions.

Dr. Hansaji mentioned how special this camp is for The Yoga Institute as it not only helps cultivate the activity the child is good in but also focuses on helping parents cope with the stress involved in handling these kids. A special session was held for the parents where they too were taught asanas and pranayamas that will help them have more control over their reaction. The main objective of the camp is to reach out to each individual and help them accept their limitations and build on their strengths.

Mr. Abhay the teacher for the day was ecstatic and buzzing with energy, that he says, he gets from the children. He has been a part of this camp for the last 12 years and every time he goes back with something new that he learned from the kids. They are the epitome of motivation and you don’t have to look further than this to find inspiration, be grateful for what you have and make the most of it.

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