Delhi: Moving on to its final week of celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Delhi Development Authority organized a yoga session with an aim to rejuvenate the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the participants at the Golden Jubilee Park - Asita West near Old Railway Bridge on March 5, 2022. This event was planned to revive the ancient connection of the river with its people by bringing more and more people closer to nature.
Saturday morning, witnessed over 150 participants for the yoga session amidst the serenity of River Yamuna floodplains. It proved to be a perfect setting for practicing yoga for awakening one’s physical and mental strength!
The session was assisted by Expert Yoga Practitioner Suman Bansal from Yog Mangalam, with the motto ‘ Sarve bhavantu sukhinah’, which means “May everyone be happy”. This means that every animal, every person and every atom, every energy should be happy and free from suffering.
First mentioned in the Rig Veda, ‘yoga’ originated in India about 5000 years ago and was later adopted by the world in different ways. It is an ancient exercise aimed at improving the strength, balance and flexibility of the body, mind and soul. The practice is extremely beneficial for People of different age groups.
It has also been said that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. A total of 20 asanas including trikonasana , parvatasana, tadasana, katichakrasana, gomukhasana and four types of pranayaams and suryanamaskar were performed. The instructor shared that performing 12 sets of this by a healthy person does not require any other physical exercise.
After the group session, Sonu Ram of DDA, who has represented India and won many medals for Yoga on national and international levels performed advanced asanas like shirshasana, vrischik asana, halasana, mayurasana.
The closing event of this grand celebration by DDA ‘ Avartan Rally’- cycling in and around the floodplains of River Yamuna, along Raj Ghat and other memorials of national importance will take place tomorrow morning March 6, 2022, with the starting point of the rally being where today’s Yoga programme was held.