June 22, 2018 05:23 PM

Mohali (JS Kaler)

Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) celebrated the 4th International Yoga Day. The celebration was part of the global commemoration of International Yoga Day.

The yoga workshop was held in the evening at 4 PM in the premises of the WWICS Mohali branch head office. During, an hour long yoga session nearly 15 asanas were performed that include basic yogic asanas such as shalabasana, pawanmuktasana, makrasana among others followed by breathing exercises Kaapalabhaati and Pranayana for fifteen minutes and meditation for six minutes.

Yoga Instructor said that a regular practice can offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident. Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, may be more subtle but are just as powerful.

In December 2014, a draft resolution introduced by India in the United Nations General Assembly and co-sponsored by 177 member States of the UN was adopted to declare June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on 27 September 2014, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had said: "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 us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Day of Yoga."

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