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International Yoga Day-2022

Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated International Youth Day on June 21, 2022 by organizing an online session on “Three minutes of  Scientific Yoga”. Expert Yoga practitioner Col. Sewa Singh was the resource person at this occasion. More than 100 students and teachers from different educational institutions of Punjab participated in the event. Dr. Neelima Jerath, Director General Science City giving introductory remarks at the occasion said that International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21 which is also known as the summer solstice because it is the longest day of the year. The theme for International Yoga Day 2022 was “Yoga for Humanity” which focuses on the numerous benefits of yoga for human health and wellness. Col Sewa Singh said that amidst increasing distractions and stress of modern life, certain research studies have indicated that Yoga can be effective in reducing stress and improving mental well-being and general physical improvement. Like all physical exercises it can help build muscle strength, increase flexibility, boost up endurance and tune up body organs. Dr. Munish Soin, Scientist ‘D’ welcomed the participants and requested them to perform along with the expert. The workshop was started with warming up and stretching followed by Asanas including a series of Padmasanas, Sukhasan, Tadasana, Bhujang Asana and ended with Shavasana. Col Singh emphasized to perform Asanas regularly for 5 to 10 minutes daily for a happy and stress free life. The main objective of the program was to learn a holistic approach to health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit simultaneously.