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Friday, 12 August 2016
NT Bureau

Chennai: When Vedavalli Parthasarathy (46) was diagnosed with third-stage cancer at the age of 31, little did she know that this disease can change the course of her life into a more purposeful path.

Fear of death and thoughts about her young kids made her slip into a phase of intense depression. But the woman did not give up. Not only did she recover, she also abandoned a well-paid job as sales manager to serve cancer patients.

Speaking to 'News Today', she said she was inspired by her radiation oncologist - Sumana Premkumar - and yoga guru - Sivarishi - who are the reasons for her current state of optimism.

She, says "It is very hard to recover from the third stage of cancer. Through yoga nidra, I have attained peace. Soon, my jitters were gone." Yoga can destress you and lead the way to cure from cancer, she added.

One could also find Vedavalli's 15-minute speech for cancer survivors on YouTube.  She is the chairperson of 'We can care' wing of Satyanand Yoga Educational Charitable Trust.

"Along with four other cancer survivors, I counsel cancer patients to make them come out of their trauma," she informed.

She has also taught yoga to 40 people who teach yoga for cancer victims. "We developed an exclusive yoga programme for cancer victims. I also teach yoga to special children to bring out their talent," she added.

Vedavalli has a yoga centre in the neighbourhood which is located at Sabapathy Nagar, Moovarasampet. To reach the helpline number, contact 9841053435. Vedavalli can be reached at 9962517790.

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