Pune / Mumbai, June 20, 2021
National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune in collaboration with the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) of the Ministry of I&B, has been conducting LIVE Yoga sessions under “Common Yoga Protocol” (CYP) through its YouTube Channel.
The 100 day programme has been streaming online since 13th March 2021 for one hour daily from 7:00 am – 8:00 am in the run-up to International Yoga Day, whose theme is “Yoga for well-being”.
Director, NIN, Pune, Prof. K. Satya Lakshmi, said that yoga for wellness is an apt theme amidst the hardships posed by the pandemic. “These sessions have acted as an effective self-management strategy to cope with stress, anxiety and depression, and maintain well-being during the challenging time of COVID-19. The objective of the initiative was also to promote and reinforce CYP amongst the public” she added.
The online CYP sessions were based on Common Yoga Protocols curated by Ministry of AYUSH. CYP is a specified sequence of Yoga drills of about 45 minutes’ duration.
These live Yoga sessions were conducted through video conferencing mode in English, Hindi and Marati and were screened through social media handles of Regional Outreach Bureau, (Maharashtra and Goa) and NIN, Pune. All sessions can be accessed here
Prakash Magdum, Director, National Film Archive of India and ROB, Pune said: “Keeping in mind the restrictions put in view of the pandemic, the rationale behind this initiative was to keep providing basic yoga training to people through online mode. The initiative is also in tandem with the Central Government’s call for this year’s International Yoga Day – Be with yoga, Be at home.”
Pandemic makes public more conscious of Yoga
The 7th International Day of Yoga comes up at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19. In view of the restrictions on congregational activities, the lead event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2021 will be a televised programme, scheduled to begin at 6.30 a.m. which will include the address by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
IDY over the years has not only boosted Yoga’s popularity, but also expanded its geographical presence by inspiring its adoption in several new territories.
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