Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to “join or to unite,” symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Patanjali, considered father of Yoga wrote Yoga sutras, which is a collection of ideas on yoga, consciousness and human condition.
Prime Minister NarendraModi first introduced the proposal in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly in September 2014. The draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as International Yoga Day.
The second International Yoga Day observation at Tagore Medical College Hospital aimed to raise awareness of the manifold benefits of practicing yoga and also provide a platform for demonstrating the various asanas to motivate the younger generation to take up yoga as a life style habit.
Venue: College Auditorium Third Floor
Program Schedule is as below
The Program started with the lecture on ‘Benefits of Yoga’ by Dr. Bhaktha Reddy, Advisor MEU, TMCH who shared with the participants the immense benefits of practicing yoga repeatedly, regularly and consistently. He also elucidated on EIGHT STEPS OF YOGA, which was very enlightening to the participants.
This was followed by a ten-minute session of ‘guided meditation’ or DHYANA performed under the instructions of Dr. Sethuraman who is a life coach for management of chronic diseases through meditation and yoga. He enabled the participants through the steps of meditation and participants were filled with energy for performing the yogaasanas. He also clarified on many questions raised from the participants.
International yoga teacher trainer Mr. Kalaimani, shared his experiences with practice of yoga and ‘demonstrated various yoga asana’swith instructions to the participants. He started with pre-asana exercises and followed it up with various asanas including Surya Namaskara for about 45 minutes. The participants were enthusiastic and showed eagerness to learn the various asanas from an experienced yoga teacher.
After the felicitation of the guests, two student participants shared their feedback on the session, sharing that it clarified many of their apprehensions about yoga and now they are motivated to take up yoga in as a regular practice.
The program concluded with the Pledge To Take Up or Continue Yoga.
Faculties of Tagore Medical College Hospital and 6th and 4th semester students of Medical College and faculties attended the program.