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Yoga an inherited practice for Secretariat joint secretary Chithra, teaches yoga to colleagues

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For Joint Secretary in Secretariat M S Chithra, yoga is an inherited practice. She started doing yoga when she was ten years-old and continues it at the age of 54. She also teaches yoga. Chithra is the grand daughter of yogacharyan Swami Poojapura Madhavan Pillai. Her father taught yoga to her and her four siblings.

Her morning routine begins with practicing yoga for half-an hour. She testifies that yoga gave her strength to overcome the crises in life.

In 1998, Chithra joined the Secretariat as an Assistant. While she was working in the public education department, her colleagues demanded her to teach yoga . Then in 2012 she started a half hour training session at the Secretariat Annexe during lunch. She also teaches yoga to the staff of Mangalore Digital University. Her husband K Suresh Kumar and son Dr Ananthakrishnan supports her.

Chithra has a diploma and M.Sc in yoga.In 2019, she presented a paper at the UN on the topic, 'Stress management through pranayama and meditation'. She was later promoted to UN Yoga Ambassador. She has also presented papers at Harvard and Columbia Universities.

oga an inherited practice for Secretariat joint secretary Chithra, teaches yoga to colleagues

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