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Cancer Institute Foundation

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Power of Yoga

Jul 19, 2018

Thendral Tamil magazine interviewed Ms. Vedavalli for June 2018 issue. She was a top performer in a multinational corporate company when she discovered she had stage-3 cancer. She was only 32. The whole world crumbled around her.

One of the doctors recommended her to take up yoga. She started
taking yoga lessons from Yogacharya Jayagopal (Sivarishi). He introduced
her to yoganidra, a type of yoga training to control body, thought and
breathing. She had miraculous recovery and decided to bring the power of
yoga to other cancer patients. She started a group named Saki and
visited Cancer Institute on weekends and taught yoga to cancer patients.
She decided not to go back to work and started Sathyananda Yogam to 
teach yoga full time to patients at her home. She decided to take the
power of yoga to special need children and started training them also.
She could see significant improvement in their condition.

When life threw a curve ball at her not only did she face it bravely, she also decided to help others. Read her inspiring story here. You can also read the PDF version of the interview here. If you do not read Tamil but understand it, you can listen the entire interview narrated here.


Cancer Institute Foundation is IRS recognized charity under 501(c)3. Your donations are fully tax deductible. Tax ID: 20-1140049. CIF ensures that 100% of your donation goes to the cancer treatment of the underprivileged.

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