A week long yoga training session for beginners began at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in the early morning on Tuesday. The program aims to sensitise first-year students of various schools about holistic approach of yoga towards life. The program is being jointly organized by Yoga and Fitness Club along with NSS of SMVDU in collaboration with Bharitya Yoga Sansthan, Jammu. Yoga Sansthan has kindly agreed to conduct the program from 24-31 October. Dr. Suresh Chandra Gupta, Mrs. Suman Gupta and Mr. Vinod, from the Sansthan began the session. Dr. Gupta informed the students about the benefits of yoga for the body and mind. He initiated them into yoga through simple and easy sukshma kriyas, asanas and pranayams. At the end, students were taught five steps of meditation for enhancing their mental and spiritual well being. Mrs. Suman Gupta and Mr. Vinod skilfully demonstrated all the kriyas to students. Mr. Sumanta Sarthi Sharma, Faculty Coordinator, NSS, Ms. Simran Chaudhary student volunteer, NSS and Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Faculty Coordinator, Yoga and Fitness Club were present during the session. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, is the inspiration behind the organization of the program, who not only emphasized the need for such a program for young students but also ensured all the logistic support needed for the program.