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Yoga, the science and art of life


From ancient time, yoga has been practiced by people of all ages for well-being and an effort towards self-perfection. Yoga used to be part of the daily routine in Gurukul ashrams. India’s gift to the world – “Yoga” is the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that brings about unison of the body and the consciousness with the surroundings and nature. Yoga, the science and art of life, was discovered by our forefathers and they handed it over to us as a priceless heritage.

Everyone is busy chasing after meeting their deadlines, resulting in getting overstressed and exhausted. Children and youth take stress for their studies, adults for their career lives, entrepreneurs for their business, and elders for their retirement and health. This accumulation of stress and tension over time leads to various health-related problems. At present millions of people practice yoga for regularly for mental and physical betterment as it one such timeless technique that is not only a great stress reliever helping to overcome the symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

In these times of pandemic leading to the growing mental health issues like anxiety and depression and practicing selective yogasanas regularly will not only increase your endurance, and help build confidence but also calm the mind, improve mood, and gradually build immunity.


June 21, which happens to be the summer solstice, has special significance in yoga. It is widely believed that it was on the day of the summer solstice that Lord Shiva began imparting the knowledge of yoga to the world. 21 June is thus marked as International Yoga day as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

The 7th International Yoga Day was virtually organized today on the theme 'Yoga for well-being - how the practice of Yoga can promote the holistic health of every individual in which 90 educators along with 1700 learners performed various sitting and standing asanas followed by Omkar chanting under the guidance of the P.T mentor. All students have also explained the importance of yoga practice how it creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration simultaneously and how regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration.

A healthy mind leads to a healthy body. If the mind is happy, we do our work actively and energetically. If the body is healthy, the mind also remains radiant, alert, and enthusiastic. “Emotional development, good health, fitness, and hygiene are important aspects of personality development and yoga can help us achieve it.


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