Volunteers from the Anand Ashram Foundation are providing yoga therapy sessions to some of the more than 95,000 people who have evacuated their homes surrounding volcanic Mt. Agung following a “Level IV – Awas” alert.
The chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Sayoga, told the State News Agency Antara that training and exercises focused on breathing techniques as a means of facing challenges and eliminating stress.
Separate sessions were organized separately for both children and adults in order to learn exercises that are designed to make their lives less stressful.
Dr. Sayoga said the team of volunteers would continue to conduct training and therapy sessions to all the evacuees of Mt. Agung who are now spread across temporary camps in all regencies of Bali.
“I also provided yoga training when Mt. Merapi exploded in Yogyakarta,” explained Dr. Sayoga.
One of the displaced villagers, Ketut Kayun, said he enjoyed receiving the yoga training provided by the foundation, while expressing the hope to follow more sessions so he could fully appreciate its beneficial effects.
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