Yoga - A key to healthy life
Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrates International Yoga Day
Kapurthala: Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated International Yoga Day by organizing a two days online workshop. Expert Yoga practitioner, Col. Sewa Singh was the resource person at this occasion. The main objective of the program was to learn a holistic approach to health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit simultaneously. The workshop started with warming up and stretching followed by Asanas including a series of Padmasanas, Sukhasan, Tadasana, Bhujang Asana and ended with Shavasana. Col Singh emphasized on performing Asanas regularly for 5 to 10 minutes daily for a happy and stress free life.
Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General Science City giving introductory remarks at the occasion said that amidst increasing distractions and stress of modern life, certain research studies have indicated that Yoga can be effective in reducing stress and improving mental well-being and general physical improvement. Like all physical exercises it can help build muscle strength, increase flexibility, boost up endurance and tune up body organs. The fact that it is less strenuous makes it safer and easier for all age groups to practice. The workshop is intended to provide hands-on exposure of basic yogic practices and meditation strategies.
Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City present at the occasion urged the participants to adopt yoga as a routine activity in their daily life. The COVID-19 pandemic has become a major cause of anxiety worldwide and Yoga practice is actively sought to achieve reduced stress and improved sleep so as to positively impact immunity, he added.