6th INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION
Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Yoga plays a crucial role in promoting health in a holistic manner by improving physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Yoga can be termed as a one-size-fits-all solution to fight stress and also alleviate other ailments including depression and anxiety.
Since June 21, 2015, the International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually across the world. It is said that, “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. ”
Amid the ongoing corona virus pandemic, this year’s theme is ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’ and it is celebrated on digital platform. Students, parents and teachers were all-set to roll out their mats to bend and twist their bodies in complex postures from the safety of their homes with our Yoga teacher Mr.Deepak Ranpise on livestream to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 21 amid Covid-19. The 30 minutes live programme from 8.00 am to 8.30 am commenced with an opening ceremony and brief remarks by the school Principal and the sports teachers, followed by a yoga session with postures, breathing techniques and meditation .The virtual session was live streamed on school you tube channel.
“This event highlights the intrinsic link between yoga and sustainability and the idea is to encourage people on how to stay active and healthy amidst this lockdown,” said the Principal.
Since 2015, LFS has been celebrating the Yoga Day in school . However, this year due to the corona virus pandemic and the restrictions on large public gatherings and the social distancing measures in place, the decision to take the celebrations to every home though the digital platform has been lauded by the yoga enthusiasts.