On 10th November 1970 'LIFE' was started by Sri. K.P. Bhaskara Menon, upholding the view "HEALTH FOR ALL". To have 'YOGA AND GYMNASIUM' under one umbrella was indeed a very unusual or rare thing in those days.
Soon after, people realised the advantages of these facilities and they accepted both of them happily. As the number of customers increased, the institution was shifted to a more convenient building owned by him. Then the nature of service was seriously improved with more and more facilities.
It was during those days that a new scheme was introduced to enhance the physical fitness of candidates seeking recruitment in army and police. There was a good response to this scheme from youth in the society. Also parents were happy to send their children for training.
Along with Gymnasium, Yoga also attracted people and became very popular. So people from far and near came for getting benefits through daily yoga practice and for treatments based on yoga.
The institution could increase the physical and mental health of participants, thereby giving a boost to their personality and self confidence. They developed aim in life and strove to achieve the same. All these factors gave great job satisfaction to the persons working in LIFE.
The director, in the course of his service conducted research in the areas of yoga and treatment. Through keen observation over a long time, he introduced innovative methods in treatment which yielded wonderful results. Also, he added new lessons in yoga, thereby treating people successfully who were suffering from diseases like wheezing (astma), cardiac problems, diabetes, blood pressure, epilepsy, disc problems, migraine, piles and related disorders, obesity, anxiety and other mental disorders. The result of treatment and positive reaction from people enhanced the reputation of 'LIFE'.
In 1993, considering the demands of people, swimming was introduced. Separate courses are held for women, children and others. A swimming pool under natural surroundings has been arranged and maintained. Effective coaching in swimming under friendly and favourable atmosphere has attracted many people even from far away places.
This institution has progressed and grown over the years by providing relief, comfort and strength to so many persons. It is achieved only because of the trust, cooperation and confidence of the people. Thanks to all for bestowing so much trust in us and that alone will help us grow further.