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International Yoga Day 2024

Date of event: 21/06/2024

Time: 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM

Resource person: Dr. Ekta Singh

About resource person: Art of Living volunteer, Yoga passionate

No. of students participated: 39

No. of faculty participated: 15

Faculty Coordinator: Mrs. Harshita Nehru

 Objectives: To spread awareness about the importance of yoga amongst faculty and students

International Day of Yoga, celebrated annually on June 21st, highlights the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of practicing yoga. It was first proposed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 and has since been globally recognized. The day aims to raise awareness about the many health benefits of yoga and promote its widespread practice as a means of achieving overall well-being.

The resource person highlighted about importance of yoga in our life. Yoga holds significant importance due to its comprehensive benefits for physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Physical Health – Yoga postures (asanas) improve flexibility, strength, and balance. They promote better posture and alignment, enhancing overall physical fitness and reducing the risk of injuries.

Mental Well-Being – Practicing yoga helps reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and mindfulness. Techniques like deep breathing (pranayama) and meditation calm the mind, improve focus, and enhance mental clarity.

Emotional Balance – Yoga encourages self-awareness and introspection, fostering emotional stability and resilience. It can help manage mood swings, depression, and other emotional challenges.

Spiritual Growth – For many, yoga is a spiritual practice that deepens their connection to themselves and the world around them. It can promote a sense of inner peace, contentment, and spiritual fulfillment.

Holistic Healing – Yoga is often used as a complementary therapy for various medical conditions such as hypertension, chronic pain, insomnia, and cardiovascular disease. It complements medical treatments by addressing both physical and psychological aspects of health.

Lifestyle Benefits: Regular yoga practice encourages healthier lifestyle choices, including a better diet, improved sleep patterns, and increased physical activity.

Community and Social Connection -Yoga classes provide opportunities for social interaction and community support, contributing to overall well-being.

Overall, yoga is valued not only for its physical benefits but also for its profound impact on mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life, promoting a balanced and harmonious existence.

The resource person highlighted the difference between yoga and yogasan. She talked about different aspects of Yoga. She emphasized breathing exercises and meditation.The workshop started with a warm-up exercise. Dr. Ekta Singh led the session smoothly with her experience and expertise in conducting yoga. As she was conducting for faculty and students, she mainly focussed on yoga for beginners. Her guided meditation was a wonderful experience for all the participants. The attendees were relaxed, calm, and peaceful after the yoga session.

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