@ Afaq Khan Sameer | Correspondent
New Delhi: Thousands of young and old people across the country united to observe the fifth International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm and zeal. The theme this time was “Climate Action”.
Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21 June to raise awareness worldwide about the benefits of Yoga in daily life.
Climate Action theme focuses on the way how yoga can help us to solve the problem of climate change and also it bring lot more benefits into the lives of people. On the occasion Delhi based personalities participated in huge numbers to support it. Some of them were:
– Anjum Chopra, Former Indian Women Cricket Team Captain & Analyst
“I enjoy a good workout and like to maintain my fitness. When am traveling or with paucity of time or space, practising Yoga helps in completing my work-out and do my stretches. I like doing the Surya Namaskar. At times, I sit in a meditative pose and focus on my breathing. It’s a great way to connect with self
– Aashmeen Munjaal, director Star Salon and Academy:
Yoga helps me to maintain balance, from entirely keeping one fit and giving glowing skin, it is also great in the healing process. Apart from individualistic, I also prefer couple yoga as well. It is a practice where couples get into yoga postures, mediation together. It helps in maintaining fitness and soul connection. It is a great way to create a foundation for confidence, intimacy and understanding in a relationship.
– Dr. Gunita Singh, B.D.S., M.D. DENTEM:
Yoga and meditation for me is key to the inner peace it gets smile on lips so that I can keep spreading smiles through the day. A 30 minutes of stretching and 30 mins of breathing and meditation in the morning is all I need to do to have a happy day ahead. If I miss my yoga routine which happens often due to my hectic schedule I start having body pains so I prefer not to miss.
– Parineeta Sethi:
Yoga is a good meditation it will start your day with a fresh mind and keep you cheerful for a day long. It is a method to rejuvenate your mind and soul and connect with nature. With persistent practice, I can revitalize myself to conserve my energy.
– Renowned Odissi dancer Jaya Mehta:
Yoga, like Indian classical dance, music, meditation, and chanting, is a beautiful Indian secret: a precious tool for integrating the body, mind and soul.
– Dr. Blossom Kochhar
Yoga is like self-grooming for me it aims towards healthy body, healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle. There are various exercises that you can do for physical fitness, but yoga helps to promote a balanced development of physical, mental and spiritual well being. I always make sure to start my day with yoga as it keeps me fresh and energized throughout the day. I encourage everyone to include yoga in their lifestyle.