International Yoga Day
Yoga is science of life, it offers us simple ,easy remedies and techniques and methods of health and hygiene to assure physical and mental fitness with a minimum of time, effort and expense. The Term Yoga means a systematic practice and implementation of mind and body in the living process of man to keep harmony with in self ,within the society and with nature.History of International Yoga Day:
It is observed on June 21, every year, to spread awareness about the importance and effects of yoga on the health of the people
The International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2021 to bring peace, harmony, happiness and success to everyone. This was a great opportunity to imbibe the value of discipline. The day was observed in a very minimal way due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that needs to be carried every day. The faculty members performed Yoga. Yoga Instructor Tony Michael, demonstrated different yoga postures like Padmasana, Shalabhasana, Trikonaasana, Halasana, Padahathasana, Paschimothasana, Shashankaasana, Bhujangasana, Pawana Muktaasana, finally ended with Pranayama and meditation. Prayers were recited before and after the programme.
Basic Guidelines for Yoga Practice: Do’s and Don’ts
- One must always practice yoga early in the morning, after taking a bath and without eating anything.
- You can even perform yoga before bath, but after practice you must wait for some time and then take a bath.
- Keep the doors, windows open for fresh air and light while performing yoga.
- Always practice yoga by spreading a blanket or carpet on a leveled floor.
- While practicing yoga, you must concentrate only on yoga and try to keep away from unwanted thoughts.
- One should try to practice yoga everyday regularly, preferably at the same time
- Movements should be slow in every case. Sudden movements should be avoided
- Don’t have a full tummy while doing yoga, wait until 4 hours after large meals
- Women should not practice yoga during their menstrual period or pregnancy or any such other case.
- Never practice yoga in smoky places or in areas with foul smell.
- Children below 8 years of age should not be forced to practice yoga.
- During illness, after surgeries, fractures, sprains, one should refrain from doing yoga. Resume practicing yoga only after consulting a physician.
- Do not suppress yourself from sneezing, coughing etc. while practicing yoga.
Yoga Practice: Advantages
- It helps reduce the tension, stress, fear, weakness and all the negative thoughts that are prevailing in human life.
- It is a treatment for prolonged diseases such as diabetes, asthma, heart problems, joint pains, indigestion etc. and makes your body fit and active.
- It improves your concentration and alertness in every activity that you perform, making you a better and responsible person.
- It has a lot of benefits for women, as it improves both their health and beauty.
- It deals with the self-development of a person.