Celebrating the International Yoga Day

Published On: July 21, 2022


We at Mahindra University believe in the benefits yoga provides to us. Keeping that in mind, we celebrated Yoga Day on 21st June 2022. Students and staff performed various asanas on this day to improve their health and relieve stress and other ailments. Asanas such as the suryanamaskar were performed. It was enjoyed and cherished by both students and faculty.

In addition, the university also conducts regular yoga sessions for students and staff members residing inside the campus.

The benefits of yoga are varied and have several advantages. It is an excellent method to work on our body and posture. Yoga does not include only meditation and flexibility of the body; there are many other aspects. Some types of yoga are for relaxation; learning poses called asanas; they also include focusing on breathing. It provides relief to people in today’s increasingly busy days.

Further, yoga is the process that helps you in your daily chores to perform better. Yoga, exercise, a proper diet, and less stress will help you lead a confident and cheerful life.

Yoga has proven to increase mindfulness not just while eating but in other areas of a person’s life.

There are mainly ten types of yoga asanas; they are Sukhasana, which is best for reducing anxiety and stress, Naukasana, which improves digestion and reduces belly fat, Dhanurasana, which helps in blood circulation, Vakrasana, which helps in the movement of the body fluids, Kakasana that helps in keeping the body and mind light, Bhujangasana that helps people with back pain, Halasana that helps with arthritis and neck problem, Sarvangasana that reduces insomnia, Shirsasana that helps with concentration and memory and Gomukhasana that helps in muscle relaxation.

Practising yoga helps you be more aware of how your body feels. This heightened awareness can carry over to mealtime as you savour each bite or sip and note how food smells, tastes and feels in your mouth.

Yoga, unlike other exercises, can be practised by people of all ages and kinds, from schoolers to pregnant women. It is pretty safe and keeps the body agile and fit. Moreover, yoga during pregnancy keeps the body supple and relieves joint pains.

It is believed that practising yoga for half-hour a day is said to keep your body and mind agile and active. Therefore, for students and staff of the university, yoga is a must in the schedule for a positive and alert lifestyle.