Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice, which has its origin in India, tends to unite the body and mind to bring harmony. Lord Shiva, the first Guru, is also considered to be the Adiyogi, i.e., the first person who began the practice of yoga.
The International Day of Yoga has been annually celebrated on June 21 since 2015, to commemorate the ancient Indian art of healthy living. The Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi suggested the date of June 21; it being the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and also a day of special significance in many parts of the world.
On Monday, June 21, a live event was conducted by our School on the occasion of Yoga Day. Staying within the four walls for the past two years has not limited anyone from meeting online. All of us were exuberant to know that we would be celebrating Yoga Day. It was a bracing session and I am sure everyone enjoyed it. We started with an introduction followed by Surya Namaskar and a few breathing exercises. This session gave us an insight into what yoga is and it was definitely a good learning experience. It was conducted by Mr Subramanian Krishnan and Ms Akila Janardhanan, parents of Atulit, Aadra and Adbhut. Subramanian Krishnan (Subu) is a Masters in Computer science and works as a Principal Engineer in Citrix R&D. Akila Janardhanan is a typical fauji kid who loves travel and good food.
Yoga has many benefits for both our mind and body. It must be practised on a regular basis. It allows us to keep our mind and body healthy.