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Yoga is prescribed among students to keep their emotions under control.

Instructors said yoga is a way to remind the students to calm down

New Delhi: Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practices and disciplines which originated in ancient India. In modern times, it is practiced in various forms of around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

The Yoga Day, marked internationally on June 21, was celebrated most school and universities affiliated under the Delhi University on Friday. What is interesting to note that students took interest in performing yoga.

At IIT Roorkee, the Yoga Day was celebrated on June 20 and 21. On the first day, around 350 and second day 500 students, faculty and staff member participated.

It was organised by the institute’s sports council and wellness centre. Quizzes and experience sharing sessions were also held on both days.

IIT Roorke faculty participate in the Yoga Day.

“Yoga is the part of India’s glorious knowledge wealth. In present turbulent time becomes readymade solution for many challenges as anxiety, stress, and similar physiological and mental health related challenges,” said Vivek Vyas, a research scholar at IIT Roorkee.

Yoga instructor Mr. Malik said, “Yoga Day is a way to remind our students to calm down and the stress. I feel such events should be made regular as they not only benefit the students but also the faculty and staff members.”

While on the other hand, SRM Institute of Science & Technology also celebrated the day at their multipurpose indoor stadium. Almost 300 students participated in the yoga program and demonstrated different types of yoga, where Dr Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor SRM IST explained the benefits of yoga as a regular practice.

Dr K. Vaithianathan, director of sports at SRM institute said, “the most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.”

“Yoga becomes means for connecting with society in this digital era. My family along with our neighbours started this exercise and now it becomes essential part of our daily routine. It helps to be connected and associated with wider social sphere and same time deeper inner sense,” said a student.