India turns to yoga to steer boozy bus drivers on road to recovery

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Bus company aims to reduce road deaths through pioneering scheme to wean its drivers off alcohol

Brian Castellani‘s insight:

An Indian holy man performs yoga. KSRTC bus drivers have been put on a 40-day rehabilitation programme that includes exercise and counselling.

In a clinic in Bengaluru, a stooped yogi in an orange shawl weaves through a group of 15 men kneeling on a carpet. His pupils place their right thumb on one nostril and exhale slowly. "I am erasing all negative thoughts," he says. "Slow and steady wins the game."

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