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“Yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self”

International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21st June since its inception in 2015 which was declared by UNO’S General Assembly. Yoga is a valuable 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.

The purpose of International Yoga Day is to promote yoga and endeavor towards making it a part and parcel of everyone's daily routine. The Health & Wellness Club of Indian School Sohar celebrated the 5th International Day of Yoga on 23rd May 2019 in a special ceremony at the school Recreation Hall.

The school recognizes the need to bring about a holistic approach to health and well-being among the students and teachers and hence they practice regularly during their respective PE period in order to achieve equilibrium between mind and body. Indian School Sohar organized various sessions of Yoga. All the faculty members and students participated enthusiastically in the program. The Program started with pranayama as a warm up, followed by Surya namaskar and ended with divine and peaceful meditation. It was all together a rejuvenating experience for the participants. The students participated in this program enthusiastically under the guidance of their P.E teachers and yoga volunteers. They especially enjoyed the sessions on Laughter Yoga.

 Mrs. Sanchita Verma, the Principal appreciated the efforts of the students and teachers and urged them to make yoga an integral part of their daily routine. She said, “Yoga has the power of healing up mental traumas and other bodily ailments. It leads to better concentration of mind and makes our body healthy and disease free by fighting bacterial infection and raising immunity in our body”

The wonderful session ended with the vote of thanks by Mr. Sunil Kumar, incharge of Health Club. The participants understood the importance of yoga as a symbol of universal aspiration for health and well-being rejuvenating the mental and physical energies thus marking the success of the day.

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