Yoga steers Seer’s journey in religious life

 Yoga steers Seer’s journey in religious life
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Mangaluru, June 21, 2021: His glowing face, straight posture, and activeness are the quality that grabs the attention of anybody who meets him for the first time.

Sri Vidyaprasanna Tirtha Sripadaru of Sri Subrahmanya Matha is known for his simplicity and friendly nature.

While he has developed this over the years, one of the major secrets for his happiness and fitness is Yoga.

On International Yoga Day, The Canara Post had a chance to interact with Sri Vidyaprasanna Tirtha Sripadaru about his association with Yoga.

“I was about 7 years old when I was attracted by Yoga. While nobody in the house had much knowledge about it, I learned it from a teacher,” recollects Sri Vidyaprasanna Tirtha Sripadaru.

Usually, children are eager in learning things but later forget or are not interested to continue them. However, Yoga did not remain a childhood play but continued to become his lifestyle not only during his youth but also in his ‘Sanyasi,’ life.

“I continued it even after me becoming the Peetadhipathi. Though I had stopped for a short span, I started it again and continue to do it even today,” he says.

Despite his busy schedule of teaching and reading, Sri Vidyaprasanna Tirtha reserves time for Pranayama and Sooryanamaskara in the morning. In the evening for about one and half hours, he does Yoga and goes for a walk.

Sripadaru performs about 15 various Asanas daily while he is at Kukke Subrahmanya.

Though the schedule changes if he goes out on tour, he does not discontinue Yogasana.

“Even if I am busy and amidst tiring work, Yoga helps me to be active mentally and physically,” Sripadaru says with his usual smile.

“Yoga has its roots in Indian soil. It should be part of our life,” he adds.

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