New Delhi: By now, we all are aware of the benefits of Yoga for our health. It’s a natural way to keep one hale and hearty and fit like a fiddle.
Yoga is an age-old but time-tested discipline from India for both spiritual and physical fitness. It uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation and helps improve health and happiness.
With Yoga people of our country are getting back to their roots. We can see many people practicing Yoga in parks and open spaces early in the morning.
Some Yoga enthusiasts gather at Sanjay Jheel in East Delhi every Sunday to convey a message, “Let’s go back to nature”. The group consists of locals who are inspired by a the initiative of a Yoga Guru for awareness about how useful the ancient discipline is for their well-being to stay connected to nature.
Introducing the group, a resident of Mayur Vihar pocket 1, Sanjay Tyagi, said, “We have given our initiative a tag line, "Prakarati Samwardhak Nirman Programme". We started this one year ago with four people. Today, we are more than two dozen, and the number is growing gradually but steadily.”
They all meet at park sharp at 5.30 in the morning and do Yoga and pranayama.
According to Tyagi, before joining the group, each member has to take a pledge on conservation nature. And once joined, he/she striving to convey people about importance of the nature in our lives and convince them to save the greeneries.
Swani Anand, moderator of programme, said, “We run campaigns on saving the environment, I, with B-Tech degree, was working for a multi-level company on a five-figure salary. But, suddenly I was struck by a thought that we all take from nature but never think of giving it back. With this realisation, I quit the job and started educating people about the importance of cleanliness and preservation of nature.”
The group is no longer confined to Delhi. They are reaching out to other parts of the India with Prakarti Samvardhak and looking forward to spread their message throughout the country. The Delhi team is run by more than 20 volunteers.