Swami Ramdev’s institute to conduct Yoga sessions for Soldiers

via PTI published on November 17, 2006

Jammu:  Rattled by an increase in fratricidal killings, the army has trained a group of instructors in yoga at Swami Ramdev’s instititute for conducting special sessions with soldiers posted in Jammu and Kashmir to bring down their stress levels.


 


“In order to hold regular yoga and psychology camps in all formations in the state to bring down levels of stress, Army instructors were trained by the Swami Ramdev Yoga Institute recently,” a top army official said.


 


He said a core group of around 20 demonstrators and instructors, drawn from different formations, were recently trained by a team from the institute at 16 Corps.


 


They will hold anti-stress camps in units and brigades across Kashmir, the official said.


 


A high-level team of psychologists has also trained army psychologists at 16 Corps headquarters to deal with fratricidal killings among personnel, officials said.


 


“This has been done in view of the killing of colleagues by jawans in incidents in the 16 Corps area caused by a high degree of stress,” an official said.


 


There were five such incidents in Rajouri and Srinagar districts of the state in which 11 personnel, including a lieutenant colonel, were killed in October alone.

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