Chandigarh : A webinar was organised on “Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness” by Panjab University Alumni Association in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekanand Studies and Dr. SSB University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology to commemorate International Day for Yoga on June 21.
Vice Chancellor, Panjab University Prof Raj Kumar, while presiding over the webinar expressed that Yoga is believed to have started with the very dawn of civilization and derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘‘to unite’. Thus, the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a synergistic harmony.
He shared that PU is in a missionary mode to promote and popularise this ancient practise of ensuring wellness on the clarion call by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the directions of the University Grants Commission. He made an impassioned plea to all the attendees to popularise and practise Yoga.
Mr Rajiv Mishra, celebrated Master trainer from Project Life, Rajkot highlighted the cardinal principles and protocols of Yoga. He highlighted that modern Yoga focuses more on physical poses, breathing techniques, and meditation.
He enumerated the ways and means of reducing stress and anxiety, tips of living a healthy life style and ensuring work-life balance through Yogic approach. He emphasised that in the contemporary times, everybody has conviction about yoga practices towards the preservation, maintenance and promotion of health. With the help of his team of instructors, he exhibited simple Yoga Asanas, enumerating their benefits and purposes, which was much appreciated by the audience.