“The purpose of practicing Yoga is never a humour for anyone, but a learning of ultimate growth.”
It is a matter of great pride for us that Yoga, originated in ancient India, has gained world wide recognition. June 21 was unanimously declared as “International Yoga Day” by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014, after the Hon. Prime Minister, Shree Narendra Modi, in his UN address stated that it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and shares special significance in many parts of the world.
Today, at St. Anthony’s, we celebrated this grand day with a mass yoga session in the morning, where all the students and staff participated. During the session, we practiced various basic asanas and pranayama, their benefits were also explained. Yoga when practiced everyday helps cure and prevent diseases, reduces mental tension, and provides great cardio for a strong and fit body. It also helps correct body posture, improve the immune system, maintain body weight, attain better balance and coordination, better sleep and much more.