Cultivating Resilience and Wellbeing in Academia

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Cultivating Resilience and Wellbeing in Academia

Cultivating Resilience and Wellbeing in Academia

The Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law (FCAL), in collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) at the Consulate General of India in Durban, recently organised a workshop on a holistic approach to stress management through the practice of yoga.

The event aimed to empower academicians by providing them with valuable tools and techniques to effectively manage stress and improve their overall wellbeing.

The seminar was expertly facilitated by Dr Anusuya Boligarla, a renowned expert in the field of yoga and stress management. Participants were welcomed by Professor Dev Tewari, who emphasised the importance of adopting a holistic approach to managing stress in today’s fast-paced academic environment.

“As academicians, it is essential that we prioritise our wellbeing and resilience in the face of stress. The holistic approach to stress management through yoga, as shared in this workshop, offers us valuable tools to thrive in our academic pursuits with clarity and balance,” Prof Tewari said.

The session delved into the profound benefits of integrating yoga into daily life as a means of reducing stress, fostering mindfulness, and enhancing mental clarity. Participants were guided through practical exercises and relaxation techniques aimed at promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. By emphasising the importance of self-care and mindfulness, the seminar provided academicians with a sustainable framework for managing stress in their professional and personal lives.

The event concluded with a heartfelt vote of thanks by Prof Irrshad Kaseeram, who acknowledged the valuable insights and practices shared during the workshop. “Today’s workshop on stress management through yoga has been truly enlightening and empowering. I extend my deepest gratitude to Dr Anusuya Boligarla and all participants for their dedication to holistic wellbeing. Let us carry forward these practices and insights to cultivate a culture of mindfulness and self-care within our academic community,” he said.

Overall, the collaborative initiative between FCAL and SVCC proved to be a valuable platform because as the participants departed, they carried with them newfound insights and practices that would undoubtedly have a positive impact on their overall health and wellbeing.

– Nomvelo Xulu

Pictures: James Thwala