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M. Charan: A Champion of Health through Yoga in Manipur

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M. Charan: A Champion of Health through Yoga in Manipur

IT Desk
Imphal, Feb 2:

Moirangthem Charan Singh, born on March 1, 1974, in Uripok Polem Leikai, Imphal West District, Manipur, has emerged as a true ambassador of holistic well-being. Completing his Master’s in Geography from JMI University, New Delhi, in 1998, Singh’s journey into the world of wellness deepened with a Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy Sciences, spanning three years and six months. In 2021, he successfully completed the Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences at the Akhil Bhartiya Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad in New Delhi, becoming a distinguished Member of the Parishad. Additionally, he holds the esteemed title of Life Member in the International Naturopathy Organisation. Since January 16, 2023, he has served as the General Secretary of Arogya Bharati in Manipur State, with the organization’s headquarters situated in Bhopal.
In 2015, his tryst with yoga began informally at a friend’s home. However, the turning point occurred on June 21, 2015, when he participated in the 1st International Day of Yoga. Inspired, he joined the regular yoga classes of Patanjali Yog Samiti, Manipur State, on June 27, 2015, under the guidance of Nilakumar Singh, the then Rajya Prabhari of Bharat Swabhiman (Trust), Manipur State.
Motivated by a desire to share the transformative power of yoga, he established a Patanjali Yoga Centre at Ebudhou Khamlangba Sanglen, Uripok Polem Leikai, starting regular classes from June 28, 2015. Before embracing yoga, Charan grappled with health issues such as asthma, constipation, and piles, requiring frequent consultations with allopathic specialists. However, within a month of dedicated yoga practice, his health significantly improved, offering relief from asthma and other ailments through regular yoga and pranayama.
Charan Singh’s yoga journey evolved into a healing tool, prompting him to attend the “100 hours Assistant Yog Teachers’ Training Camp” from September 21 to October 6, 2015, in Imphal. Organized by Bharat Swabhiman (Trust), Manipur State, under the guidance of Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar, Uttarakhand, the training provided him with extensive knowledge of yoga and teaching methodologies.
Post-training, Charan Singh conducted free yoga classes at Yurembam Bazar, Imphal West, from November 2015. Teaching from 4 am to 6 am for three months, he found immense joy in sharing the benefits of yoga, witnessing participants’ improved health and well-being.
His service to organizations includes roles such as General Secretary of Bharat Swabhiman (NYAS), Imphal West District (June 21, 2015, to May 10, 2016), District Prabhari of Bharat Swabhiman (NYAS), Imphal West District (May 11, 2016, to present), Life Member of International Naturopathy Organisation (INO), and General Secretary of Arogya Bharati, Manipur State (January 16, 2023, to present).
Contributing to the local community, Charan Singh has been instrumental in offering free yoga classes in community halls, mandaps, inside complexes of mandirs, playgrounds, or schools in Manipur, especially for underprivileged women since 2015. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, he adapted by conducting online yoga classes through Zoom/Google Meet. His commitment extends to organizing seven 100-hour Assistant Yoga Teacher Training Camps, health camps in village areas of Manipur, and various yoga and health-related awareness cum motivational programs at district and village levels.
His philanthropic endeavors include the free distribution of relief materials, including clothes, daily items, and medicines, to those affected by natural calamities and communal tension in Manipur. He has actively participated in over 100 tree plantation cum awareness programs, and his altruism shines through blood donations at voluntary blood donation camps and RIMS Hospitals.
In 2022, he received the prestigious Bharat Gaurav Sanman – Best Yoga Teacher Award from India’s Proud Book of Records. Subsequently, the Gyan Uday Foundation honored him with the “Indian Icon Award (Yoga Teacher category), 2023.” More recently, he was recognized with the Rashtriya Ayush Gaurav Award, 2023, by the Sanjivani Welfare Society in Allahabad. Moirangthem Charan Singh’s journey epitomizes the transformative power of yoga, fostering wellness in both individual lives and the broader community.
Firmly convinced of yoga’s potency in enhancing physical and mental well-being, he ardently believes that its benefits are accessible to everyone through regular practice. His mission is to impart his knowledge to others, fostering overall health and well-being.

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