International Yoga Day Celebration - Jun 22, 2019

 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA CELEBRATION

International Day of Yoga, or Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice attributed mostly to India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world. He stated, ‘Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being.’
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Vadodara, celebrated Yoga Day, on the school play ground, for classes I to XII on 21 June 2019. Smt Priyanka Rao, Yoga instructor and fitness trainer from Yogniketan, Vadodara and Smt. Stuti Bakshi, a yoga trainer were invited to teach the invaluable benefits of practicing yoga and meditation daily to keep the mind and body fit and healthy. The students learnt many ‘asanas’ like Vajrasana, Paschimottanasana, Padmasana, Matsyasana, Shavasana, Shalabhasana, Vrikshasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana and Suryanamaskar.
 
 
 
 
 
The students sat on their yoga mats and did yoga exercises to stretch their body and improve flexibility, height, focus and concentration.
The one hour yoga session ended with all the students feeling rejuvenated and having learnt the advantages of daily practice of yoga and meditation to create a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle. The esteemed guests were given mementos by the Principal, Shri. Rajeev Singhal, as a token of appreciation