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Kalaripayattu Camp

  • Ended
  • 500 Indian rupees
  • Anaadi Foundation

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Date: Feb 17 - 18, 2024 Age: 13 - 55 years Fee: Rs. 500 per individual Venue: Anaadi Foundation, Iyvar Malai, Palani, Tamil Nadu Led by: Gurukkal Dr. S. Mahesh About the Gurukkal: Gurukkal Dr. S. Mahesh is an Indian Martial Arts Guru, renowned for his expertise in the ancient combat technique Kalaripayattu. He is the Fifth generation martial art Guru upholding a rich tradition and lineage of 127 years in Thekkan Sampradayam of Kalaripayattu and Siddha treatments. He is a Doctorate in “Influence of Kalaripayattu incuring systems”. Gurukkal is now the Co-PI of the IKS Center for Kalaripayattu & Siddhar Tradition under the Indian Ministry of Education, which is the first research center for Kalaripayattu and Siddhar Tradition. He is a unique, versatile genius, an embodiment of knowledge, tech savvy, media and an expertise of Kalaripayattu, yoga, Vaastu, and Siddha. Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art that originated in Kerala during the 11th–12th century CE. Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, learned the art from Shiva. Its positive impacts on individuals, especially children, are multifaceted and significant. Kalaripayattu is a gateway to improved concentration, discipline, and physical fitness. By engaging in this practice, young minds learn to channel their energy constructively, fostering better focus in academic and other areas of life. The physical routines improve their coordination, flexibility, and overall health, laying a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Neurologically, Kalaripayattu has profound impacts on individuals of all ages. The intricate movements and mental discipline required in practice stimulate the brain, enhancing cognitive functions such as memory, spatial awareness, and decision-making. This art form also contributes to emotional well-being, reducing stress and anxiety through its meditative aspects. Regular practice has been shown to improve mood and resilience, essential qualities in today's fast-paced world.

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