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IIT Bombay celebrates International Day of Yoga

22 Jun 2017
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. It transforms both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga.

 

On June 14, 2017, a movie on 'History of Yoga' was screened in PC Saxena auditorium of the Institute.

 

Yoga camps were organized on June 17, 18 and 19, 2017 at different locations in the campus of IIT Bombay.

 

A heartfulness meditation camp was held on June 18, 2017.

 

Trained yoga instructor Mr. S. D. Bhalekar delivered a lecture on ‘Importance of Yoga’ on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6 pm at FC Kohli auditorium in the campus.

 

IIT Bombay celebrated the third International Yoga Day on June 21, 2017. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from all the members of the IIT Bombay community including students, faculty, staff and their family members.

 

Two yoga sessions were conducted on June 21, 2017 at the Badminton Hall located in the gymkhana building. During the morning session, a Common Yoga Protocol was conducted. The participants were taught various aasanaas and pranayam. The instructor explained the benefits of these for one’s physical and mental health and well-being. The trainer encouraged the participants to practice yoga every day.

 

In the evening session at 6pm, Yogathon was organized at the same venue. Registered participants performed 108 Surya Namaskars. The participants practiced all the exercises with full determination and zeal.